Archive for October, 2014

Ebola progress

October 28, 2014

None. I have learned nothing on getting to W Africa to help w #Ebola. Getting visa process started anyway. Benin for fun I hope, Liberia for helping.



October 20, 2014

I had down time – sleeping all the time. In retrospect it was from stopping my new shiny Viibryd due to running out of samples & using some old Zoloft. I guess. Anyway, back to the quest tomorrow. I go to RSNA in Nov-Dec so I’ll plan for after that.

Passport arrived

October 14, 2014

My passport came! I’ve been literally sleeping all week. Tomorrow I try to peddle my sorry ass to any on site NGO that will take me.


October 12, 2014

Well I don’t know if I would hold up in W Africa after this week of sleep. Soldiering on. Today’s news is a contact of Duncan from the hospital has Ebola. I’d be interested in knowing if this person was exposed the first visit when they weren’t thinking Ebola or the second visit. The CNN story says contact tracing is difficult. CDC’s Dr Frieden suggests it’s trivially easy.

Ebolog benin

October 12, 2014

It might be smarter to just go to Benon and teach prevention of Ebols and visit villages. Nestor could help.


October 11, 2014

I have terrible fatigue problems and I forgot to renew my passport. It has also been a thrash to get the passport renewal done. First I had to do the application. Then the photo came back unacceptably attached (?) Then I got the renewal notice. Two months later I start wondering where it is. Apparently lost in the mail. So they renew based on travel date My travel date can’t be planned without a passport. So when they called after getting my lost passport form I said ” yesterday” and they offered end of the month. This gives me time to see if I can get a place in any of the organizations in West Africa helping with Ebola. Avaaz out of nowhere sent an email offering opportunities so I’ll call them and MAF. Even if I go who knows if I’d be useful. I think my best use would be going out to villages. Not intellectually draining of challenging.

If it spreads to Benin I’m not even asking, I’ll just get my visa, license, papers, & go.