Usually, it takes me about 30 plus hours to journey from my dwelling in Grass Valley, California to Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a result of many airways have canceled all flights to Sierra Leone, I needed to fly to Washington, D.C., 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 well-liked 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 beside 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 wash our palms in chilly water after which took our temperature.
After filling out a medical questionnaire, I used to be in a position to get on the bus that takes you to a 15 individual ferry to cross the bay to Freetown. Would not 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 FreetownI let you know this as a result of as you would possibly properly think about, an individual with Ebola may also journey by quite a lot of international locations, 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 properly intentioned however poorly thought out. Even in Sierra Leone, when the federal government put some villages below quarantine and have a number of highway checks, individuals nonetheless left the villages on the paths and rivers and made their technique to Freetown.To implement a journey ban would require 100 thousand troops. Higher thought is to ship a thousand medical individuals and the tools and drugs together with certified infectious illness management private. As.a facet notice, 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 informed by a pal of mine who was there, that regardless of Ebola, the troops had been in scorching pursuit of the gorgeous ladies 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 stay up for the drive to Kono, It’s only 200 miles and the final 75 miles takes a mere 9 hours to get there..