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when will YOU go into "seclusion"? when there are 50 cases? 100 cases? 1000 cases?

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posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:31 AM
Good morning, Ya'll!

I have been thinking about this topic a LOT since the emergence of Ebola in the Western world: How bad does it have to get before I stop going to work, (I work in medicine and have close contact with patients), stop taking public transportation, (I live in a major city and do not even possess a drivers license!), buy a lot of canned and non-perishable foods and then stop going out into the public at all....
Does it have to hit 50 cases in the US? 100? 1000?
So I am asking this question of my fellow ATSers: How bad will it have to get for you to "bug out" of society and stay home to protect yourself and your family from the Ebola virus?

I am trying not to be too paranoid....but I would rather be laughed at as a tinfoil hat wearing weirdo than die horribly because a patient I saw had EBola....or I was on the bus and someone with Ebola sneezes........

Mods: please forgive me if I placed this in the wrong's been a while since I posted my own topic....


posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:39 AM
It would be pretty hard to isolate oneself from this in much of today's society here in the USA. People move around so much. You would have to go live out in a cabin out in the woods.

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:40 AM
three topics with the same name?

I don't really think I'll go in to hiding. I don't really go out as it is right now. I've also always had food and supplies stocked up, I just don't like going out and shopping all that much so I buy in bulk plus it's cheaper for the size of my family.

This isn't some bomb or riot area you can run from it's a virus. Unless some hard boarders are set up to keep infected out there really wouldn't be a place to "bugout" too.

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:43 AM
a reply to: Cornczech

I have been thinking about this topic a LOT since the emergence of Ebola in the Western world: How bad does it have to get before I stop going to work, (I work in medicine and have close contact with patients)

You are in a perfect position to better inform others about the current situation. You must know about all the risks for all the other diseases you are potentially exposed to. My advice is to hang and keep others informed until such time you personally can't take it anymore.

Tell us about your environment. Are they providing you with proper training and stocking the necessary supplies and equipment to deal with an outbreak where you are? How so? How not?

This information is invaluable to people that want to know more about the inside workings of the average health facility. The main stream may be withholding, if you get my drift.

That could so better inform others as to what they should look forward to if they have to go there for any reason.

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:44 AM

originally posted by: rickymouse
It would be pretty hard to isolate oneself from this in much of today's society here in the USA. People move around so much. You would have to go live out in a cabin out in the woods. in-laws have a "cabin" in the woods in the UP of Michigan.....

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:44 AM
a reply to: Cornczech

Man i bet those preppers right now are soooo excited

Personally i am still trying to understand how big a problem this really is, i still have the feeling it's just media hype BS, not that Ebola isn't dangerous, but a bit like all the other fever/flu scares in the past, it will come and go in no time.
but if i heard about 1000 cases where i live (czech republic) then yup, it's canned goods and shotgun time.

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:45 AM
a reply to: ObjectZero

That was an accident...and I've no clue how to delete this apologies....

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:47 AM
There are 316 million people in the United States. I think it will take QUITE a bit more than 1000 cases for me to start worrying, let alone go into seclusion.

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:51 AM
My husband believes as you do: that this is just being hyped up by the "super storms" and the like......but for some reason...this time I have a deep, dark feeling, (mind you I did say FEELING), that this time we might very well be screwed if we, as in HUMANITY, don't start to work together and stop this plague from getting I read on another thread...screw Syria and the Middle East right now.....we need to put ALL our time, energy and resources towards understanding and stopping this virus!

And in answer to another person who replied....unfortunately, I work private practice and would not have any "insider" information....I simply spend time with patients in closed, close quarters and have direct contact with them.....

a reply to: IShotMyLastMuse

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:52 AM
a reply to: Krazysh0t

I think I meant 100 cases in MY city....not just in the US or the world.

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:55 AM
a reply to: Cornczech

I live in Baltimore, MD. Our population is 622 thousand people. 1000 cases would be a pretty low number too. Not even 1%. But hey, feel free to panic. I hear that always ends well.
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posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 07:59 AM
No amount of cases would ever make me go into hiding. There's already so many ways for things to kill us out in the world, what's one more? I pass by an area where a stray bullet can very well hit me, but Iife is life and I must continue on.

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 08:02 AM
a reply to: Cornczech
To be fair, everyone is on high alert, and we already have little moe to help us out:

of course, this is a problem that should not be overlooked, as for humanity coming together to defeat the threat, there is no doubt that will happen, simply because it's very lucrative to do so.
Those Ebola killing robots are 100000 usd each, and have been deployed in a bunch of hospitals all across the US.
Why not in Africa? well...

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 08:04 AM
If I were in the states and lived in a city where the virus hit hard.. I dunno maybe a couple of hundred cases.. You know, average mom and pop with kids kinda people infected... I can assure you if I had kids they would not be in the disease mill they call schools.

If I had to go out I would insure everyone in the family wore rubber surgical gloves and knew how to remove them without contaminating the UN-gloved hand. All the while saying if I see you scratch you face or touch your eyes.... No supper for you or something short of putting a knot on their head.. Etc Etc...

If it becomes airborne and is confirmed like a flu virus (doubtful) then I will post a sign at the front gate of the farm saying no visitors, just call... We are kinda lucky here most people bow or say the formal greeting without touching so in Asian countries their customs might hold some slight advantage as far as hand to hand contact.

Presently, personally I am not worried about it..... I do agree where the virus has been found the supposed experts are not instilling much confidence in the way they are handling the situation... Come December and January the numbers should tell us which way this is going to go, IMO..
In the mean time looking at some of the places in Africa with their lack of beds for the sick and the terrible medical care they appear to be receiving (mostly none unless you are rich or have connections)... it is terribly sad to say the least.
Always good to have a plan but most of us are more likely to be killed by a car accident or a Bee sting than Ebola.... So far ...
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posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 08:06 AM
And this is exactly why I posted what I did...i WANT to read what others think on the subject...and I do not think I would consider myself in "panic" mode....but as I am on the front line...meaning I work in healthcare....I think it is understandable to be "concerned". I live in 1000 cases is pretty small....but if there are 1000 cases in Chicago alone...there will 1000's of cases in other large cites and who knows how many in smaller cities......and it is something to really think about....thinking and having a plan is not panic in my book.

And.....postulating about going to my in laws in Michigan is not the same as packing for the trip

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 08:08 AM
After just 1 case .. but it depends how close that 1 case is

1 case anywhere in the midlands UK and i am locking the door


posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 08:11 AM
I am not in the least bit concerned at the moment - the data simply doesn't support the hype and fear being propagated by the media. Now if it were to mutate into an airborne virus, that's a horse of another color.

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 08:14 AM
Flu kills around 50,000 people in the USA every year. And nobody talks about bugging out in flu season...

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 08:25 AM
a reply to: Cornczech

Is hard to say, if the cases are isolated in Dallas where the first ebola case was found because the Liberian immigrant brought it, it should be no need for panic.

Is going to be more cases in Dallas that is expected.

Now if the ebola starts to cross the borders of Texas and more cases of ebola start to show in other states still isolated, that is also to be expected.

But even a few thousand of isolated cases in a nation of million is not even enough for panic.

Is hard to tell, a wide spread pandemic of an airborne virus would be hard to contain without an available vaccine in dense populated areas.

Is actually nowhere to got, really.

posted on Oct, 13 2014 @ 08:31 AM
a reply to: Painterz

No only flu but look at the enterovirus, already claiming more victims specifically children in the US and spreading like wild fire and we are worry about one death ebola man in the US and a sick nurse.

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