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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: Dryad2
I agree and that is why I am angry about the whole situation, is like our government is inviting the ebola pandemic into our soil.
The greed of the big pharma have no boundaries, the only way they can make profits is if we got a pandemic in the US.
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. shares rallied in the extended session Tuesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus on U.S. soil.
Tekmira TKMR, +17.79% TKM, +24.01% jumped 27% to $26.82 on very heavy volume following a report of the first known U.S. case of the Ebola virus.
originally posted by: SunnyRunner360
What seems to be lost is the impact that this would have on W. Africa. It would kill their economy. It may be easy to think that this is a minor problem considering the potential, but if their economy crumbles the area could devolve into chaos. People would be fleeing in great numbers and thus spreading the disease. It is not as simple as saying "ban all flights to and from" this area. a reply to: CardiffGiant
originally posted by: fleabit
I think it's worthy of concern.
Agreed, but many of the reactions are beyond concern. Once symptomatic, how many folks would he come in contact with? Someone has a flu.. sweating.. coughing.. looks awful.. do you stay away? Most would. He may have in contact with a small # of folks.. but they'll have them pinned down.. and those THEY were in contact with pinned down in a hurry. I'm sure it's already done. All those folks are watched for 21 days.. done deal.
The only real scary bit in my mind is if someone panics and runs.. comes in contact with others, and they don't know who to track. That's when it could get messy. So I agree.. concern is needed. I'm concerned. Just not "omg the pestilence is upon us!" level of concern.