## The Future of Ebola if Not Stopped Now - Rosling's Factpod #8

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I'm professor Hans Rosling.
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I'm going to show you
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why it is that the Ebola epidemic
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is so dangerous.
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It's because one patient, on average,
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keeps infecting two other persons.
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That doesn't sound so dangerous,
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but I will show you
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what it means in reality.
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If this is the first person
infected in the country,
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that person will infect two others,
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and this one will infect two others,
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and this also.
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Each of this ones infects two others.
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but look what happens
when it continues.
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32 persons infected.
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If we let this continue,
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the epidemic will become dangerous
for the whole world.
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Let me show you the danger
in another way.
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Look at the blocks.
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Some diseases increase like this,
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from month to month:
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
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That's not how Ebola increases.
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If one patient infects two others,
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it doubles from month to month,
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so this is what it happens with Ebola:
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1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32.
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And the next month,
twice as many: 64!
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So you see,
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if actions are taken this month,
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this is how much resources are needed.
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If you delay the actions
for another two months,
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you'll need
four times as much resources.
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Not to mention
if you delay it further.
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There is no alternative:
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the Ebola epidemic has to be stopped now.
Title:
The Future of Ebola if Not Stopped Now - Rosling's Factpod #8
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This shows you why Ebola must be stopped now!

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http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1411100?query=featured_ebola

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