Today I started the day with one of my favorite morning men, the king of Toronto talk, John Oakley. We discussed Ebola, inevitably, and I mentioned that, according to the WHO, the fatality rate is 70 per cent - that's if you don't go to hospital, if you just stay in your upcountry West African village with friends and neighbors and tribal elders, and don't take a single pill or fill in a single piece of Obamacare-compliant Blue Cross/Blue Shield paperwork. On the other hand, if you do go to a hospital, the mortality rate declines from 70 per cent all the way down to 67 per cent (Liberia) or 61 per cent (Sierra Leone). On the evidence of Dallas, first-world hospitals don't seem likely to lower that terribly much.
We also chewed over grizzled old loony rocker Neil Young's suggestion that we should give up fighting ISIS and other enemies because the carbon footprint of the US military is too high. Click below to listen:
John was kind enough to mention The [Un]documented Mark Steyn, which comes out on Monday, October 20th.If you're in Toronto or elsewhere in the deranged Dominion, you can pick it up from Indigo-Chapters, Amazon, McNally-Robinson and all good bookstores. South of the border, it's available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and other retailers.
~Tomorrow, Thursday, I'll be returning, after my overseas travels, to The Hugh Hewitt Show, live coast to coast at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.