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5 Reasons America Can Calm the [snip] Down About Ebola

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posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: fleabit

Airborne. That's my worry with Ebola.

Or somehow mingling with another virus/illness and becoming faster and more lethal. I'm not a scientist but I've read conjecture. It's also a replicates in a sloppy manner I believe. Which accounts for the large number of mutations in this outbreak alone.




posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:37 PM
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Question: What's the time difference between exposed and contagious?

Answer: Achoo!



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: thirdcoast

I was just thinking how I feel more optimistic today then previous days, I don't know why yet.

I agree with you, F Ebola!



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:09 PM
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Check out the timeline of Ebola from first case to present. There have been plenty of outbreaks in Africa alone with hundreds infected and killed. All were eventually contained. Read that again, outbreaks in Africa - all contained.

Why exactly do people feel the US is less adept at dealing with this virus then a 3rd world country who's handled the situation successfully multiple times over?

I understand this outbreak is the largest yet. Given that fact, at this current time you, reading this, are still 99.995% more likely to die from this year's flu strain than from Ebola.
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posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:28 PM
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originally posted by: Lipton

originally posted by: thirdcoast
2. Containing Ebola Is a Walk in the Park (if Your Country Has a Modern Healthcare System)
It's true -- Ebola is a serious mother#er in countries with failing economic and sanitation standards.
So I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that you have never been to an inner city. Trust me, there is no economic, or sanitation standards.

Now I want you to think about the fact that nearly every city with a population over ~50,000 has their own 'Little Guadalajara'.


My "inner city" is Austin, Texas. (The capitol of TX, yay!) Now tell me, what does 'Little Guadalajara' have to do with anything?



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:35 PM
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Check out the timeline of Ebola from first case to present. There have been plenty of outbreaks in Africa alone with hundreds infected and killed. All were eventually contained. Read that again, outbreaks in Africa - all contained.

Why exactly do people feel the US is less adapt at dealing with this virus then a 3rd world country who's handled the situation successfully multiple times over?


Because the people in the US arent prepared to do what the people there in Africa have been doing......burning the bodies, burning down the homes and walking away from any home thats been infected leaving everything there..



posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:38 PM
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The area I work in as a firefighter (DFW area), has a large homeless,, drug riddled, illegal immigrant population that sh!ts in the parking lots, eats out of the trash, and does not bathe. All it takes is one member of the locals to become infected. The homeless population becomes infected and Bam! Its off to races. We infect our family, they take it to school or work. A flight to your area for a little vacation maybe?
Don't downplay this, Ebola is a killer. Deny ignorance.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: ManBehindTheMask

I really wish that I could give you a dozen stars for this response!

Sadly, I'll have to be content with merely repeating it:



Because the people in the US arent prepared to do what the people there in Africa have been doing......burning the bodies, burning down the homes and walking away from any home thats been infected leaving everything there..



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: thirdcoast

I am willing to bet you are a young person OP. Immaturity is kinda easy to see when you say thing like " Ebola can suck my thumb". Immaturity and lets just call it what it is a lack of common sense kinda go hand in hand.


Personally I am worried I have a family I have to take care of. And I need to be able to work everyday so the bills get paid and my kids will have a good life. This is why people with a little real life experience tend to watch things like this.

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:11 AM
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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
a reply to: kushness




Check out the timeline of Ebola from first case to present. There have been plenty of outbreaks in Africa alone with hundreds infected and killed. All were eventually contained. Read that again, outbreaks in Africa - all contained.

Why exactly do people feel the US is less adapt at dealing with this virus then a 3rd world country who's handled the situation successfully multiple times over?


Because the people in the US arent prepared to do what the people there in Africa have been doing......burning the bodies, burning down the homes and walking away from any home thats been infected leaving everything there..



People in the US also aren't prepared to be quarantined to their homes with armed personnel on guard to make sure they stay there. The US govt and military has many ways of keeping situations "contained."



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: SubTruth

I can't speak for the OP but I know most in my age group (mid 20s) are oblivious to it as are the younger ones. If it's spoken of it's brushed off with humor. Another way to distract.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:22 AM
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originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
a reply to: SubTruth

I can't speak for the OP but I know most in my age group (mid 20s) are oblivious to it as are the younger ones. If it's spoken of it's brushed off with humor. Another way to distract.




From the way you write I can tell a couple of things first of which is you do have some maturity under your belt. I wish I could back into my 20s and see the world the way I do today. It is a rare talent indeed.



The OP is brushing off a very serious disease that could spread out of control. People should be extra cautious during this period of time not less. But many young people think they are invincible and only time/maturity sets them straight.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:23 AM
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originally posted by: kushness

originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
a reply to: kushness




Check out the timeline of Ebola from first case to present. There have been plenty of outbreaks in Africa alone with hundreds infected and killed. All were eventually contained. Read that again, outbreaks in Africa - all contained.

Why exactly do people feel the US is less adapt at dealing with this virus then a 3rd world country who's handled the situation successfully multiple times over?


Because the people in the US arent prepared to do what the people there in Africa have been doing......burning the bodies, burning down the homes and walking away from any home thats been infected leaving everything there..



People in the US also aren't prepared to be quarantined to their homes with armed personnel on guard to make sure they stay there. The US govt and military has many ways of keeping situations "contained."




they sure do it looks like this after they say "oops"

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:23 AM
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originally posted by: thirdcoast

My "inner city" is Austin, Texas. (The capitol of TX, yay!) Now tell me, what does 'Little Guadalajara' have to do with anything?


I live in Austin too and Wow, you really don't know this city at all. The huge homeless camp down by Treadwell and Lamar by the tracks. I used to watch health workers carrying bags of lime to cleanse the area. Also think about visiting St. Elmo area, lots of slum lord / section 8 ( looks like prison compound complexes) the rats are bigger than dogs there and the water mains / sewer mains are always having problems flooding the grounds. And then, of course, E. Riverside. And there are plenty of other places, shoot, I'd include the warehouse district actually, what a mess.

It's a great city, no doubt, but it still has some sore spots that we need to clean up.

STM
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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 01:14 AM
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You had to call out the east side lol.


Ok, after reading all the comments I can tell ebola has ya'll on edge, actually just seeing the number of topics with the word "ebola" in it. And I believe at this time in my life it is pointless to debate. I mean, it happens or it doesn't happen. I'm just sayin, lookin back at history and facts, ebola is like finding a gold mine. Rare.

Although ebola does strive where conditions are favoring the conditions ebola likes. Not the USA, in my opinion.
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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 01:36 AM
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originally posted by: thirdcoast
a reply to: seentoomuch

You had to call out the east side lol.


Ok, after reading all the comments I can tell ebola has ya'll on edge, actually just seeing the number of topics with the word "ebola" in it. And I believe at this time in my life it is pointless to debate. I mean, it happens or it doesn't happen. I'm just sayin, lookin back at history and facts, ebola is like finding a gold mine. Rare.

Although ebola does strive where conditions are favoring the conditions ebola likes. Not the USA, in my opinion.






What credentials do you have to make these assumptions? You do realize you are talking about a disease that has a 50% mortality rate.


I know this is coming off as harsh but this is a serious topic. Many people like myself have families and love one's counting on us. We need to work and pay the bills and build lives for our families. Ebola in my eyes could endanger this because of many reasons including panic. Panic is my biggest fear at this point not the disease itself.



Your comments and this thread in general to me come off as a young person who has not seen what the world is really like yet. I was like this well into my 20s and only time and hard times brought wisdom and empathy into the picture. I really do hope this does not come off as me bashing you I just wanted you to understand why people are nervous.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 01:38 AM
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Panic is my biggest fear at this point not the disease itself.

That's sort of the point, I think.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 01:42 AM
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I agree op.
The guy who discovered ebola has just been interviewed on the bbc and was asked if it could cause a pandemic in the west and he said " no ".
It can not ever go airborne and we do have the means to keep it contained.
So much scare mongering on ats as usual.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 01:47 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: SubTruth



Panic is my biggest fear at this point not the disease itself.

That's sort of the point, I think.




Downplaying or making light of this disease is not a good idea. This should be handled with a serious response from the government and the people.


What that means to me just to clarify. Stop all travel from the hot zone. Screening people at the borders and like another poster said getting emergency medical workers ready.


To be honest Phage you tend to air on the conservative side a little too much in my humble opinion. Sometimes you need to look outside the box. What I see makes me nervous. Truthfully I feel this entire economy is about to come crashing in and the panic this could cause might be the tipping point.
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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 01:49 AM
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originally posted by: SubTruth
What credentials do you have to make these assumptions? You do realize you are talking about a disease that has a 50% mortality rate.

I know this is coming off as harsh but this is a serious topic. Many people like myself have families and love one's counting on us. We need to work and pay the bills and build lives for our families. Ebola in my eyes could endanger this because of many reasons including panic. Panic is my biggest fear at this point not the disease itself.

Your comments and this thread in general to me come off as a young person who has not seen what the world is really like yet. I was like this well into my 20s and only time and hard times brought wisdom and empathy into the picture. I really do hope this does not come off as me bashing you I just wanted you to understand why people are nervous.


Credentials? Uhm..... i observe the internet?


You're not coming off as harsh at all, in my opinion. I respect your's, and everyone else's opinions or comments.

Panic is your biggest fear?




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