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originally posted by: Snarl
Pretty safe way to present the "positive outlook" case on Ebola. If you're wrong, nobody's gonna be around to say, "I told you so."
Here's a bottom line up front: Ebola is a Class IV pathogen. Implemented protocols for containment are Class II (at best).
You don't wear a paper mask at Class III. You wear a respirator. At class IV, you breathe from an independent (delivered ... not ambient) air source. Now I'm not saying Ebola is airborne ... never have. I'm trying to help everyone establish a visual reference for control protocol. Either the protocols for a Class IV pathogen are being followed ... or they are NOT.
The R nought ... does ... not ... lie. Above a 1 (one), it will spread. Everyone ... and I mean EVERYONE ... agrees that the R nought for this current epidemic strain is a minimum of 1.2 (I personally believe it is much closer to 2). You either isolate any **potential** carrier from the general population ... or it will continue to propogate.
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
originally posted by: sourcecontroller
To state in NLBS that the Ebola virus has not been confirmed to be transmitted by aerosol dispersion ignores the study discussed in my thread.
We were staying specific to what's known NOW about human infection vectors. And what's known now is that there's no evidence for airborne/aerosol vectors -- except for the speculation of a few experts on a close-proximity violent sneeze… which we mentioned.
Thanks for watching
Ebola is not quite the bogeyman that people make it out to be
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: xuenchen
You know the worst of it, that while is been pushed that ebola is just something we got in 1976, is not so, what scare me the most is that nobody wants to tell the origins of ebola when it was only found on certain wild animals like the bats, and even the bats were not the natural host of the virus but it never crossed species until 1976.
Ebola as we know it since 1976 to me is more than just a virus born out of nowhere, to me it was born in a lab.
But I am just a conspirator and that is my conspiracy.
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