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originally posted by: strongfp
The virus is generally spread through bodily fluids, something the majority of the western world knows all to well.
It's bad, but it won't get as bad people think. If it were mainly transmitted through air, then we have an issue.
Unlike AIDS Ebola victims appear sick. You don't have the virus hidden for years and years. It's not communicable until symptoms appear. People would avoid others who show signs of illness. This won't become another sexually transmitted disease because victims show signs of illness.
originally posted by: stirling
ihave two words for yousse ALL
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: LrdRedhawk
"Something" really, really stinks about this whole mess. I don't believe it is what it seems.
My best guess is they are going to deliver the people to the CDC for study. Despite the obvious risks that is the only thing that makes sense to me. They are worried and need to know as much about the progression of this particular strain of the virus as they can. If anyone has another "stated reason" please share it.
And that tells us they are expecting to fight this thing for some time to come.
The WHO alert is particularly disturbing. The first sign of a plague overwhelming a region is the defeat of the medical professions efforts to combat it.
Open the flood gates.
Troops and lots of ammunition will be the only defense.
Drop overpasses, derail trains and crater runways. No one goes in or out. Gunships and mechanized infantry patrol the established border, killing anyone encroaching into no mans land.
The virus is allowed to run its course. By day vultures circle. At night funeral pyres light the sky.
[insert Twilight Zone theme)
First, this outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it. If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries. As I said before, this meeting must mark a turning point in the outbreak response.
originally posted by: SonOfTheLawOfOne
I can hear it now...
"Somehow... the additional radiation exposure in the plane at 30K feet caused the virus to mutate into an airborne mutagen. This was unexpected and unprecedented."
And then you can commence with all of your apocalyptic scenarios from there.
In reality, all that stands between us and near extinction is this virus and a few strands of DNA that we have to hope to God don't mutate.
originally posted by: LrdRedhawk
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed how strangely silent Obama has been about them bringing Ebola into the US?
I would think that the president of the US would want to make some kind of announcement to the people, at least to try to reassure them if nothing else.
I find this quite odd. He must be out golfing again or something?