posted on Aug, 16 2014 @ 04:01 AM
originally posted by: fleabit
It is not airborne, I wish people would stop spreading that lie. It's only airborne in that it can be trapped in a fluid that can say.. be coughed
or sneezed and inhaled by someone else. That is NOT airborne. If it where, this would already be a worldwide pandemic.
I wish people would stop quibbling and derailing every.single.thread on ebola over this subject of "airborne-vs-airborne-aerosols." The fact is,
this disease is one of the (if not THE MOST) scariest out there today; folks here on ATS are trying to share relevant info on it and how to best react
to it and prepare themselves if needed, and every single discussion thread on it ends up in a war about what "airborne" or "aerosol" or whatnot is
*defined* as, *medically* defined as, etc. *I* wish people would just drop it and agree that none of us has the cojones to claim we'd be totally
cool to share a hospital room with an ebola patient, let alone getting into the reasons why they use negative-pressure isolation units for
quarantining even *suspected* ebola patients. Maybe it's necessary, maybe it's an overabundance of caution-----none of us lowly forum members know
for sure, and we sure as hell aren't going to figure it out for 100% sure on an internet forum.
Can we please let this "airborne" thing go, y'all? If you (the *royal* "you", not anyone in particular) feel sure it's 100% "not airborne"
(whatever your definition is), then great. Feel safe and move on from litigating that opinion in every single thread. If "you" feel like it *is*
airborne, then great, express that and stop trying to convince others of your opinion regardless of how much evidence you have to support it, because
you will never convince someone who disagrees about it that you're right, and you'll just get post-banned or get the thread shut down. We are ALL
going to believe whatever we want to believe. If the mods feel like someone is violating T&C and spreading blatant lies, they'll deal with it if you
just report a post you find grossly out-of-line. Otherwise, back away from the keyboard for a few hours and realize that this site has members of
every single opinion under the sun, and we are not litigating a court battle here. No one "wins" with ebola, and no one "wins" an ATS thread.
Please, let's just let it go. Please. I beg you, all. I come to ATS for the widely-varied crowd-sourced research, and so do many others. And now,
ebola is being turned into a "UFC Rookie" fight, and it's stupid. Start an "airborne vs not-airborne" thread if you need to still hash this out;
otherwise, let it the eff go. PLEASE.