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originally posted by: fleabit
Such massive overreaction.. typical. Of course it was going to get into the U.S. - most countries will probably see a few cases of it. I swear this place exists simply to jump for joy when something dangerous happens, so they can fret about how we are all going to die.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: FlyersFan
Well if somebody was infected before him, it would be dead by now or very ill some where else in a hospital, so I doubt that it was another before him.
originally posted by: TheGoondockSaint
I've been on this website since 2001 (lurking for many years) and I don't know if I've ever seen so many people throwing up their hands saying "this is it, this is going to spread fast and destroy America".
When nothing happens and this doesn't spread into the doom porn dream you want it to, can this please be the final time you jump to conclusions on this forum? I love ATS but you negative Nancies either need some medication, exercise and/or more love in your life. Cheer up. Life is what you make of it, not what the talking box in your living room is telling you.
"Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient," he said in a Wednesday interview with WFAA. "... So this is real. There should be a concern, but it's contained to the specific family members and close friends at this moment."
originally posted by: GreenMtnBoys
a reply to: Olivine
Screw his family!!!! They should have stayed in Africa along with this patient! Are we idiots in this country? Every single person getting off ANY flight from Africa should be tested for Ebola on the spot! What about the poor healthcare workers in the ER and the ambulance people who were exposed?
originally posted by: JustMike
But there's another scenario: a person goes to the US from W. Africa for a quick business trip. Even a one-day visit. Becomes symptomatic en route. Struggles through the meetings. "I'm getting the flu, sorry."
Dosed up to the eyeballs on meds to treat flu symptoms, manages to get on a flight back home to W. Africa. Finally becomes totally bedridden there and from then on is just another statistic in the ever-growing number of known cases.
Simply put, a person who becomes seriously ill doesn't have to finish up in a hospital. We would hope they would, but there's no way that makes it true in every case.
Local health officials say the patient was in contact with several children before he was hospitalized. Thompson says each of those children have been kept home and are under precautionary monitoring.
originally posted by: Dryad2
I.. We just called em racist but I call em smart.