Monday, October 27, 2014

Safe Zones

One can learn a lot from Wikipedia and this evening I decided to look up Liberian population in America. Surprise, surprise, Houston is listed as a city with a sizable population of Liberian-Americans and so it is no wonder that the first Liberian carrier of Ebola was discovered there. Another location in the US with a very large population of Liberians is Minnesota. I guess it would make sense to avoid Minneapolis, if things turn hairy in NYC. Most frightening number in that Wikipedia entry: 250,000 - 500,000 Liberians now live in the United States. If those with the means to run, flee Liberia, their relatives will be the first place they will turn to.

The following is a quote from Wikipedia: 

"The metropolitan areas with the largest Liberian immigrant populations are New York and Washington, D.C.; other cities with significant numbers of Liberians include AtlantaBostonChicagoDetroitHouston and Fort Worth (Texas)Hartford (Connecticut)Los Angelesand Oakland (California), MiamiMinneapolis and Philadelphia. So, as states such as Rhode Island and New Jersey.[6]"


Places not mentioned above should be safer. Please read the whole Wiki entry and familiarize yourself with it. It may save your life.

4 comments:

creakypavillion said...

Looks like all my chances of escaping are nil.
90% of acquaintances, friends and family lives in the places on that list...

Besides, as you know - I don't drive. And now it is too late to learn.

Ex-Dissident said...

We'll see how it all unfolds.

creakypavillion said...

Appropriately, the Random Quote on your right margin evokes Agatha Christie: "I live on borrowed time"...

Karl said...

Found you through Raconteur. Thanks for your Ebola research.

As for the Liberian population centers, I'll just sit tight in Cincinnati for now.

Got you bookmarked. Keep up the great work.