‘World Is Too Much With US’: MERS-Saudi’s Failed Health System

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 12:55 PM
June 11, 2014

CamelMERS    ‘The World Is Too Much With Us’ 19th century poet William Wordsworth pines about man’s disconnection from nature. But his romantic notion as to how life should be would explode to know that nations today are so connected that a few deaths in one country can trigger hundreds of deaths thousands of miles away.

Such closeness means that nations which still employ camels for work and transportation, can affect the health of nations for which camels are confined for viewing at zoos.  A major problem is that sovereign governments do not want other nations, or international groups, telling them what to do.

For instance, Rob Garver of The Financial Times explains: “People who study infectious diseases have long been calling for better communication among governments around the world and better monitoring of the spread of diseases within individual countries. This week, the world got another example of what they are so worried about.”

Recently, Saudi Arabia finally admitted that it had seriously under-reported its MERS cases by more than 100 since January of 2013. “The total rose to 688 from 575. More worrisome is that the mortality rate jumped to over 40 percent, even while the outcome for more than 50 patients is still unknown,” Garver adds.

Kate Kelland also reveals: “At the heart of the outbreak, Saudi Arabia has been criticized for its handling of MERS, which public health experts say could have been under control by now if officials and scientists there had The-Mers-Virus-syndromecollaborated more on studies into how the virus operates and where it is coming from.

“In response, the Saudi health ministry says it has put in place new measures for better data gathering, reporting and transparency, including standardization of testing and improved guidelines for labeling and storing samples.”

Chandan Das of breathecast.com adds: “the outbreak of MERS and number of deaths due to the contagion would have been much lower, provided the Saudi officials sought help from other countries in dealing with the crisis.” Because of such poor communications, the Saudis fired their Deputy Health Minister.

Kelland also writes that the World Health Organization (WHO) accused Abu Dhabi, capital of United Arab Emirates (UAE), of the same neglect:  “The recent upsurge of cases in Abu Dhabi appears to have been caused by a combination of factors, including a breach in infection prevention and control measures in health care settings, active surveillance and increase in community acquired cases.” Such criticism leveled at one of the region’s wealthiest countries!

Another important update from the New England Journal of Medicine: MERS definitely comes from human interaction with camels. “Dr. Tariq Madani of King Abdulaziz University and his team write:  “Nasal swabs collected from the patient and from one of his nine camels were positive for MERS. Further tests showed the virus had been circulating in the camels before the man got infected.”

Yes Wordsworth would be shocked to know that sick camels in a semi-undeveloped country can collide with and kill victims in a far extended post-modern world. And he would probably conclude that no one then is truly safe.

These are the reasons that, after anti-Christ’s attempts to violently unify the world, The LORD Jesus Christ will come with His glorified Christian army to rule over mankind in loving strictness.  As wholesale Christian T-Shirts cry: “For so hath The Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth (Acts 13: 47).”

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