Usually, it takes me about 30 plus hours to journey from my house in Grass Valley, California to Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a result of many airways have taken all flights to Sierra Leone, I needed to fly to Washington, DC, and layover for 3 hours. I then flew to Brussels, and had a layover of 14 hours in Brussels. Then off to Casa Blanca, have a drink with the ghost of Bogart (I’d have most popular Ingrid) and sit there for 5 hours in a crowded airport part with returning Sierra Leoneans. Then I flew for 4 extra hours to Sierra Leone with a man subsequent me who after coughing up a storm, placed on a face masks and rubber gloves. Lastly, arriving on the Freetown airport, the airport safety had us washed our fingers in chilly water after which took our temperature.
After filling out a medical questionnaire, I used to be capable of get on the bus that takes you to a 15 particular person ferry to cross the bay to Freetown. Wouldn’t it, one other man sits subsequent to me and places on a masks and gloves. Now on this ferry, it may be tough water and everybody on the boat wears a life jacket … Everybody besides the man with the masks and gloves! It took me over 46 hours to journey to Freetown
I let you know this as a result of as you would possibly effectively think about, an individual with Ebola also can journey by way of numerous nations, contact many individuals and land who is aware of the place, and with what, if any restrictions. The concept of a journey ban for West Africans makes us really feel higher and is effectively intentioned however poorly thought out. Even in Sierra Leone, when the federal government put some villages below quarantine and have a number of street checks, individuals nonetheless left the villages on the paths and rivers and made their option to Freetown.
To implement a journey ban would require 100 thousand troops. Higher concept is to ship a thousand medical individuals and the tools and medication together with certified infectious illness management private. As.a aspect word, the individuals of SL are questioning what the worth of our troops are in Sierra Leone. They ask me if we’re getting ready for battle. They really feel the troops had been honest, however wasted of their mission. I’m advised by a pal of mine who was there, that despicable Ebola, the troops had been in scorching pursuit of the attractive girls of Sierra Leone.
Tomorrow, I get my journey go that permits me to maneuver round anyplace within the nation. I’m going to Kenema and Kono. I sit up for the drive to Kono, It’s only 200 miles and the final 75 miles takes a mere 9 hours to get there ..