Ebola: Morocco Sees Its First Death From Ebola, Canary Islands Now Installs Protocols

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WOULD I DO THIS TODAY ??? WOULD I HELP ??? WOULD I RUN TO THE SHORE AND GIVE MOUTH TO MOUTH ??? WOULD I CLEAN A WOUND ???

No. I am Ashamed to say No I Would Not. Every ounce of me that is Human, is a Parent: Every part of me that loves My God is ….crying inside with shame that I have accepted that IF THE BOATS START COMING AGAIN FOR OTHER REASONS OF DESPERATION I would walk away. I work beachfront, and if I see so much as a Cayucos heading to the shore, I will be picking up my keys and driving home up the Mountain.

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr. Morris Dukuly, has disclosed that a Liberian has died of the deadly Ebola virus in Morocco; which in turn has forced the Canary Islands to introduce Protocols. The Government delegate in the Canary Islands, María del Carmen Hernández Bento, said Friday that since the Ebola outbreak affecting African countries protocols have been in place.

“The measures are enabled since the outbreak became known. Logically since it is known that there is an outbreak of Ebola all protocols are enabled.’s One thing likely to arrive and another thing is that the protocols are activated each time you will assume that there is a risk however minimal, “.

As the editor of Outrageous Minds, at this point, I am wondering whether to call “bullshit” or just put my head in my hands in complete despair.. Why ? Because I live in the Canary Islands and there is NOTHING, NO PROTOCOLS, , NO RESIDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS, the Tourists are still passing through Arrivals as normal, Cruise Ships are still pulling in, and the ferries are still operating as normal. Despite asking, of any changes in procedure to friends and colleagues, ” no change” and no Notices either.

Allow me to explain my frustation. The snippet above… is all there is. Outrageous Minds as a Blog, has being posting about the outbreak of Ebola since February 2014, (1) because it was newsworthy, (2) because it was in my personal interests to. West Africa is just across the waters here, ask any of the 6 million Tourists that pass through just Tenerife alone each year, and they will tell you about the “Jimmys”, the “Looky Lookies” – young men from Africa that live and work here illegally working the streets selling sunglasses, watches and whatever else may be in their pockets. When they are not selling their wares, they are running from the Police.

Back in 2006 the Canary Islands was experiencing an overwhelming number of African Migrants. In the month of August 2006 11000 ELEVEN THOUSAND Africans had arrived total acoss the 7 Islands, and there was still 4 months left until the turn of the year.

The inflatable tent attended to by the Red Cross on the Harbour in the South of Tenerife was constantly being assembled as the Guardia Civil boats would escort them on the Sea, and the Helicopters would circle above. Not a day went by without another boat coming in.

Many times the boats would be found abandoned, having had washed up on a beach undetected, with the occupants gone. Simply vanished.

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The Immigrants would be taken to the National Police Station In Las Americas In Tenerife (If they arrived in the South), but they were literally “bulging at the seams”, their underground carpark was “fit to bursting” with people, so: they cordoned off part of the Public Car Park, fenced it off, and literally “racked and stacked” porta-cabins to cope with the problem.

Back in 2006 they were arriving through sheer desperation of hunger and poverty. Giving all of their life savings, pooling a boat crammed with anything from 50 to 100 people: drifting on the open sea, sometime for weeks at a time.

Some would tie a piece of string/rope around their waist, and the other end lashed onto the boat to reduce the chance of being thrown overboard in rough seas. I do not need to describe to you how that looks on a human body after being at sea for so long, blasted by winds, coated in sea salt, burned by the sun.

In August 2006 Residents and Tourists ran to the rescue of 88 Immigrants washed up on the Beach they were Sunbathing on. They gave first aid to some of them, and even Locals were taking some in their cars to the nearest Hospital, whilst others were helping them through the last meters of water to shore until help arrived

A tourist gives water to one of the immigrants who landed on Tejita beach in Tenerife. Photograph: Arturo Rodriguez/AP

A tourist gives water to one of the immigrants who landed on Tejita beach in Tenerife. Photograph: Arturo Rodriguez/AP

WOULD I DO THIS TODAY ??? WOULD I HELP ??? WOULD I RUN TO THE SHORE AND GIVE MOUTH TO MOUTH ??? WOULD I CLEAN A WOUND ???

No. I am Ashamed to say No I Would Not. Every ounce of me that is Human, is a Parent: Every part of me that loves My God is ….crying inside with shame that I have accepted that IF THE BOATS START COMING AGAIN FOR OTHER REASONS OF DESPERATION I would walk away. I work beachfront, and if I see so much as a Cayucos heading to the shore, I will be picking up my keys and driving home up the Mountain.

I have to protect my own. What would You do knowing what you know ? Would instinct to save a life kick in, or would the survival instinct of running away as fast as possible take over ?

And, if Ebola comes here THEY CANNOT QUARRANTINE THE TOURISTS. The thousands of Tourists who come and go each week, would only just be showing Symptoms when they are back at home hanging out the washing. More to the point, there would be No Where to Run To.  Years ago I figured that living on an Island would be safer than any Mainland and now I understand that the clock is ticking.

For months now, helicopters are constantly flying the coastline here, Army planes fly over my head in the mornings at work, heading up the West Coast and back down again. The Coast Guard, Police Patrol Boats and general presence is so everwhelmingly noticeable to me, yet so photogenic for the Tommy Tourist.

So as much as the Media are staying quiet for the sake of Tourism, I am giving it to you straight when I tell you that my head is in my hands because there is NOTHING. Protocols announced there may be…but only that. The word: Protocol.

I can only imagine, that there is a group of councillors somewhere on these Islands, sweating, ,shaking, bewildered, trying to figure out how to present their Protocols to the General Population and Tourists Workers without affecting the Tourism. Because its all about the money right ?? “ship em in and ship em out”..In the meantime.. lets just play it down huh ?

So, whilst we await the Protocols, its business as usual. The Islands are a Hot Zone because of their proximity and the above facts present themselves as they were.

God forbid we see rolling footage in 2014,

When I do business at work, I like to shake the hand. Seals the deal, so to speak. That is something that has stopped in my daily life, just a good old Please and Thank You will do from now on.

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4 thoughts on “Ebola: Morocco Sees Its First Death From Ebola, Canary Islands Now Installs Protocols

  1. Que den por culo a todos estos hijos de la gran puta que se cuelan en Europa, deportaciones masivas, ya esta. Ien de estainvasion de mierdas!!

    • Llevas toda la razón, el 99,99% de los españoles estamos hasta los cojones de los inmigrantes, no entendemos porque no les echan de España nada mas llegar. Es una vergüenza, vienen a vender droga, robar, competencia desleal vendiendo en la calle sin pagar impuestos, ensuciando.
      FUERA NEGROS ILEGALES DE ESPAÑA YA!!

      • You think spain has immigration problems.. come to London, or UK for that matter.. 65 million people, 12 million unregistered people, and house upon house full of immigrants. My view, the army to sweep the country door to door, no passport, no english, ,no staying here!

        We feel your pain spain, you are not alone!

        We should all be like the australians and plain and simple do not let these people in!

        ¿Crees que España tiene problemas de inmigración .. venir a Londres, o el Reino Unido, para el caso .. 65 millones de personas, 12 millones de personas no registradas, y casa sobre casa llena de inmigrantes. Mi punto de vista, el ejército de barrer el país puerta a puerta, sin pasaporte, sin Inglés,, no se alojen aquí!

        Sentimos su dolor España, usted no está solo!

        Todos deberíamos ser como los australianos y simple y llanamente no deje que estas personas en!

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