Ebola Readiness in Australia?

Ebola Readiness or Not?
Julie Bishop has said that the Australian Government can not contribute medical teams to try to contain the outbreaks at source in Africa because we have no way of evacuating and treating any who might fall ill with the disease. If so, then they had better gear up because chances are it is coming before it is contained. Do we need supplies of negative-pressure containment capsules, positive-pressure protective “space suits”, autoclave able dialysis and intubation equipment, decontamination kits and large supplies of better isolation garb? Have the logistic implications been modelled and procurement action initiated! Have contingency notification and reaction protocols been adequately disseminated to all GP, hospital, airline and immigration personnel country wide?


About adelaidepete

Now live in Adelaide South Australia and have always worked in Systems & Software Engineering. I am enjoying commenting on, suggesting and discussing innovative solutions to problems and useful risk mitigation strategies and recently interested in the realm of public policy re urban planning & disasters - the focus of this blog. I am interested in technology, gadgetry, enhancing productivity & functionality, urban planning, military thinking and public policy. I enjoyed periods I spent in USA (Reston, Virginia Beach & Dallas) & Europe (Germany, Spain, Italy & Greece) but genuinely love Australia, most people, animals, singing, dancing & life.
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