Bureaucracy at work

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

 ebola outbreaksAustralia’s chief medical officer has sought to allay concerns the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa could spread to Australia.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the epidemic constitutes an international public health emergency, adding that the virus could continue spreading for months.

The latest WHO figures on Friday showed the worsening toll. Some 1,779 people have been infected and 961 people have died in the most severe outbreak in the 40 years since it was first identified in humans.

Chief medical officer Professor Chris Baggoley, who was on the WHO’s expert committee, says the declaration is designed to bolster international solidarity to fight the outbreak.

“This just helps facilitate a coordinated international response,” he said.

“So the rest of the world, which has already been quite concerned about this outbreak, will be working even harder to assist those countries deal with this outbreak.cb080714dAPC20140807024513

 

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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One Response to Bureaucracy at work

  1. greecie says:

    Nothing changes – we are doomed.

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