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I'm about to lose it over ebola.

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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: CagliostroTheGreat
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

Kudos for trying.
It isn't always easy to listen to the supposed voice of reason in cases like this.

For example, you can't contract HIV from a kiss..... but if you knew that a person had HIV, would you be eager to kiss them? Most people would avoid it.




posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

Here is the question that comes to my mind. If Ebola as they 'claim' can only be transmitted through body fluids,then why are they even mentioning the fact that the ambulance that was used,continued to be used another 2 days? They do clean them out if any fluids have been spilled so why would it even matter? I'm thinking they know that this strain for whatever reason is much easier to catch than they are letting on. I know this won't help calm the OP,but I know that I certainly wouldn't want to be in the same room with someone that has it.

You look at the workers in those countries that are treating this,and they have on full protective gear and are getting exposed anyway. Even though they are being doused in bleach! Yeah, I don't want anyone coming near me right about now.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: stellawayten

Umm maybe cause they are estimating thousands of people dying from ebola...maybe not in texas but on planet earth....less people died on 9-11. Ebola is a serious issue man...and if a few thousand people dying from it isn't important and the fact that it could very spread...just cause thre is one case in texas doesn't mean there wont be more cases all over the planet. I understand the frustration of seeing repeat threads with the same topics but it is indeed a bigger issue right than most things going on.


Huh? Did you even read what I wrote.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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yes im sorry dude i edited the whole thing like a few seconds ago...my bad man i totally agree with you!!!!



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: grandmakdw
You know, I've seen this in every Ebola thread so far.
The difference between what the Canadian CDC is telling people, compared to the US.

Sure makes you think the Canadians are lucky. They seem to get more honesty than we do.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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I think the true gauge of the seriousness of the outbreak would be how many health care workers quit their jobs in the coming days and weeks. They would definitely have a feel for whether this is an isolated incident or potential pandemic. If it's simply blown out of proportion by the media or a false flag event, it's unlikely medical professionals would give up their careers unless it was a matter of life and death.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 04:18 PM
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Don't panic. Panicking will make things worse. I understand how frightening it is. But you need to remain calm so you can make logical choices when that time comes.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: Lyxdeslic
Don't panic. Panicking will make things worse. I understand how frightening it is. But you need to remain calm so you can make logical choices when that time comes.

I'm not panicing. I'm irritated at the lack of concern from friends and family members.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: stellawayten


You are panicking for no good reason. There is ONE guy with ut. There are other viruses and illnesses out there that are deadly and spread much easier. This is a firat world country with a head start on the virua and this country has no nayural reservoire. I wouldnt be worried and preparing to move until I saw a few dozen cases in one place.

Do you want me to explain the differences of ebola in Africa v.s. the US?



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 05:43 PM
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originally posted by: Restricted
The strain in Texas is Ebola Zaire. It has a 90% kill rate. I'd be upset too.


Ehh.. partially true. It's a variant of the Zaire strain. It hasnt had a 90% mortality rate. It's more like 60 (which isnt good, but we havent seen it large numbers with western treatment). Also Zaire is 90% without any kinda treatment.

So partial truth.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 06:18 PM
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I think if the CDC is projecting over 500,000 (half a million) cases by mid to late January, it's definitely something to be cautious about.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: stellawayten

Your family members aren't reading the same information sources you are, and are going about their lives as if everything is normal, or at least as normal as anything ever is. People react to their news sources; I'm sure my family members just glanced at the newspaper or CNN and then went on to make breakfast with no more concern than if they read about a deadly earthquake in another country, it doesn't affect them, so no big deal.

Instead of posting what sounds like hysterical rants on ATS, use that energy to get ready for what might happen; that would be a partial or full shutdown of food stores and other goods and services; to whatever extent you can, stockpile food, water, medicine, etc and from there, hope for the best.

Your family will get a clue if things get more serious and it's anyone's guess when/if that will happen. We might get lucky and this thing will peter out with colder weather coming on.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: tinker9917

Are they? I didn't hear that.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: stellawayten

I'm about to lose it over ebola. But did you ever have it to lose it




posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: tinker9917

Are they? I didn't hear that.


Washington Post


And New York Times

He added, “If even the medium case comes to pass, with, say, 700,000 cases by January, the epidemic will quickly overwhelm the capabilities that the U.S. plans to send.”

NY Times



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 06:51 PM
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originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: tinker9917

Are they? I didn't hear that.


Washington Post


And New York Times

He added, “If even the medium case comes to pass, with, say, 700,000 cases by January, the epidemic will quickly overwhelm the capabilities that the U.S. plans to send.”

NY Times



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 07:17 PM
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People forget what a simple facial mask can do in public...

Avid crowded place... wash food you buy... dontbuy from street vendor...

So let go of the hytersia, calm down and use some commen sense.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 07:28 PM
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a reply to: stellawayten

Not that it helps any, but Canada, the USA, and Greenland were always the last countries to get fully infected with my disease in Plague Inc. (Assuming I started the disease in West Africa).

I do agree - it is a serious issue, but I can't say I'm too worried (there's enough threats in the world to worry about; my neighborhood to the South is more of a threat to me than Ebola at the moment).

One thing I want to point out though, which the media doesn't seem to want to point out - You know why it's spreading so fast over in Africa? Traditions and living conditions. First off, they is a lot of "handling" of a person's body when they die over there - Because the virus itself can spread through bodily fluids (as of this moment in time), it wouldn't take much to spread it. Second, in many of those cities there aren't any decent hospitals, meaning that it's going to spread as long as people are around the sick. Finally, where the outbreak began is perfect conditions for a virus like that to thrive - Makes plenty of sense that the death toll over there is quite high.

At least here, we have somewhat of a fighting chance. Then again, I should talk; I'm sick tonight.
-fossilera



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: tinker9917

Okay I thought you meant in the United States. I can see this happening in Africa but not yet in America, if ever from Ebola.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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It's always a surprise to discover how certain people react to things.

Ebola is pure doom porn; it occupies no space at all in my daily thoughts.

I'm quite sure an injection will become available, if it doesn't already exist.

An English nurse contracted it when he was working out there; he was flown back home for treatment, recovered fully, and is fighting fit and wants to go back out there to carry on with his job.

Americans make me laugh with their paranoid, 'bug out' mentality.


Be careful out there; don't use public transport in case there are any Ebola-infested ISIS passengers who cough in your face...



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