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I'm about to lose it over ebola.

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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:05 PM
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What the hell is wrong with you people??? No one is taking this seriously. I've begged my daughter, sister and mother to get out of the Dallas area. Come stay with me but they refuse. Think I'm going over board. I'm so upset people on Facebook are saying they aren't scared because "how often are you 3 feet away from someone who coughs on you"? Wtf? I'm fixing to start crying from the frustration. Why aren't they shutting down the Dallas schools? Five of them have students who have been exposed. I'm done...




posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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My family is about to move to the area from Alaska next week. Good luck, I told them

It's either going to go away, or kill millions.

Sounds like doom porn to me.
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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: stellawayten

You're giving in to the hysteria.

I would suggest you hunker down and do a little research regarding the Ebola virus and its how it is transmitted. One victim in Dallas is like one drop of water in an Olympic sized swimming pool.

Seriously.

I understand you worry for your loved ones but as of right now they are fine.

Kallisti



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:10 PM
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I honestly don't think it is that big of a deal. I think you should relax.

Worry is just interest paid on debts not yet due.
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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: stellawayten

Don't get overly worried yet.

Wait until another case pops related to this one, then start to worry a bit more.
I think for now,
everyone should just remain calm and watch to see if it spreads.
But that is just my thought on it.

We have family in Dallas too, so I can understand your worry.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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If anything the Administration likely wants ebola to spread, hence the recent Executive Orders that were signed to allow them to apprehend and detain anyone with symptoms.

It would be easy to use something like ebola as a reason to further "test" martial law or other government intervention.

Everything going on lately suggests that what is good for the people or what our civilian population believes in is NOT the interest of TPTB. Instead, they start a new war and find new ways to profit off of tragedy. Despicable...

When will the citizens of America begin to say Enough is Enough?


a reply to: stellawayten



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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I understand where you're coming from. People are generally complacent and won't panic unless the world is coming to an end 5 minutes from now. It's the same with nearly every other threat. "Rights are being taken away? What me worry?"

The way this planet's been going and the amount of apathetic people concerns me. It concerns me more than future events. If people don't take things seriously, if they choose to "sleep" it affects everybody. I'm all for freedom of choice but I wish more people would understand that the world is so delicate and the entire system is being set up to collapse. Not good at all and I hope your family will be safe. The fact that school children were exposed shows how easy this thing can spread.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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Lol, relax man.Fear and panic will not help you or your family.This is not West Africa.You have better chances to die from flu than ebola.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: stellawayten

Best thing you can do is remain calm bro. I'm a little bit freaked out over it too but I can't help but remember all the "Catastrophic" plagues that were supposed to hit us in recent years. Swine Flu, Avian Flu.

I'm not going to lie, this could be REALLY bad. But at least for the moment it looks like the CDC is on top of things. Lets keep our fingers crossed that this thing is contained.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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It's ok to be stressed over this, I'm very concerned. All we can do is hope that this is dealt with quickly. Ypu have plenty of people downplaying this but the reality is we have no idea how bad it is in africa and there is no way they will be stopping flight from other countries.

If only those money hungry sons of bitches mass produced the vaccine. Im sure the whitehouse will continue to work side by side with the lobbyists from these big pharma companies..



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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The strain in Texas is Ebola Zaire. It has a 90% kill rate. I'd be upset too.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:46 PM
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I don't blame you, having family there, and being a mom. Heck, I'm in MI, and a bit nervous about it. But I'm not going to worry much yet. When it pops up in another state, then I'm going to worry.

Not that I have ANY faith that they can "contain" it, but I'm hoping for the best.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:53 PM
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What we don't need is panic and people freaking out. If that happens, you will see hospitals over ran by everyone who begins to cough a little or show any signs of the cold/flu...



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:00 PM
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There are 400 million people in this country. ONE person has ebola. It could still be contained. In the mean time, just prep up. That's all you can do. And if people don't want to prep up or take this seriously .. then that's their choice.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:07 PM
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Unless you are swapping spit with someone who just arrived from Liberia.

I wouldn't get too worked up.

It's not airborne and very difficult to contract.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: whyamIhere
Unless you are swapping spit with someone who just arrived from Liberia.

I wouldn't get too worked up.

It's not airborne and very difficult to contract.


You are really wrong there, do your research

it is not difficult to contract at all

Sneezes and coughs can infect people within a short radius
they say it is not airborne because the radius of airborne travel is so small

However, the radius would include anyone on the airplane to either side of the ill person
also, the people behind and in front of the ill person
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Sitting in the airport lounge waiting for a flight, anyone within a 3-4 foot radius, infected, if the sick person sneezes or coughs.
Using the urinal, the guy who is ill standing next to you sneezes or coughs, infected.
Passing by you on a airplane on the way to the restroom, a sneeze or cough, infected.
Standing next to you waiting for luggage, sneeze or cough, infected.
Standing next to you in line getting on the plane or off, or in the security line, sneeze or cough, infected.
In an elevator with you and sneezes or coughs, infected.


Also, if the person who is ill gets any bodily fluid on their hands
whatever they touch will carry the germ
not for long, but long enough
that if someone who is ill and didn't just wash their hands
for instance touches a restroom handle immediately afterward
or touches the top of an airplane seat, pushes an elevator button
immediately after the ill person touches it, transmission can occur


If it is so hard to catch, then how did Docs in haz mat suits catch it in Africa? They certainly weren't swapping spit with patients.

Our government is as complacent as most commentators here, that is why it probably will keep coming to the USA, because the politically correct crowd refuses to do the sensible thing that many countries and airlines have done, not allow air travel from infected countries to the US until the epidemic is over. Why? Because the countries are predominately black and it would be racist, never mind the millions who could die because of their obsession over imagined racism.

Our government is in denial because of a fear of the politically correct crowd.





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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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Also, if the person who is ill gets any bodily fluid on their hands whatever they touch will carry the germ not for long, but long enough that if someone for instance touches a restroom handle immediately afterward or touches the top of an airplane seat immediately after the ill person touches it, transmission can occur


That's not what I understood the CDC say.

They just said its difficult to contract.

Not sure what to believe.

I'm not correcting anyone...I certainly am not an expert.
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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: stellawayten

CNN is reporting that 12-18 people have been in contact with Johndoe1 (initial Nigerian ebola patient), including 5 children. Realize there is a difference between monitoring a suspected carrier and quarantining a suspected carrier.
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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: whyamIhere




The CDC is trying to avoid panic in the USA

Please take time to read up on transmission, it is far far easier than we are being led to believe.




Canadian Health Department and CDC statements:


The Canadian Health Department states that airborne transmission of Ebola is strongly suspected and the CDC admits that Ebola can be transmitted in situations where there is no physical contact between people, i.e.: via direct airborne inhalation into the lungs or into the eyes, or via contact with airborne fomites which adhere to nearby surfaces. That helps explain why 81 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers have died in West Africa to date.
www.americanthinker.com...


A study done on airborne transmission:


They first inoculated a number of piglets with the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus. Ebola-Zaire is the deadliest strain, with mortality rates up to 90 percent. The piglets were then placed in a room with four cynomolgus macaques, a species of monkey commonly used in laboratories. The animals were separated by wire cages to prevent direct contact between the species. Within a few days, the inoculated piglets showed clinical signs of infection indicative of Ebola infection. In pigs, Ebola generally causes respiratory illness and increased temperature. Nine days after infection, all piglets appeared to have recovered from the disease.Within eight days of exposure, two of the four monkeys showed signs of Ebola infection. Four days later, the remaining two monkeys were sick too.
- See more at: healthmap.org...
healthmap.org...

[SNIP]


The term "not airborne" simply means the virus is too heavy to stay in the air for more than a few feet, but anyone within those few feet is exposed.





Instructions for laboratory workers and health care workers:


SOURCES/SPECIMENS: Blood, serum, urine, respiratory and throat secretions, semen, and organs or their homogenates from human or animal hosts Footnote 1 Footnote 2 Footnote 53.

COMMUNICABILITY: Communicable as long as blood, body fluids or organs, contain the virus. Ebolavirus has been isolated from semen 61 to 82 days after the onset of illness, and transmission through semen has occurred 7 weeks after clinical recovery Footnote 1 Footnote 2 Footnote 59 Footnote 60.

In another study,

Ebolavirus dried onto glass, polymeric silicone rubber, or painted aluminum alloy is able to survive in the dark for several hours under ambient conditions

(between 20 and 250C and 30–40% relative humidity) (amount of virus reduced to 37% after 15.4 hours), but is less stable than some other viral hemorrhagic fevers (Lassa) Footnote 53. When dried in tissue culture media onto glass and stored at 4 °C, Zaire ebolavirus survived for over 50 days Footnote 61.

PHYSICAL INACTIVATION: Ebola are moderately thermolabile and can be inactivated by heating for 30 minutes to 60 minutes at 60°C, boiling for 5 minutes, or gamma irradiation (1.2 x106 rads to 1.27 x106 rads) combined with 1% glutaraldehyde Footnote 10 Footnote 48 Footnote 50.
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca...





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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: stellawayten

edit: i completly read your rant wrong and edited my whole post... i agree because they are estimating thousands of people dying from ebola.. Ebola is a serious issue man......
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