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originally posted by: FerronMelwick
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: ZIPMATT
More people in America have died of gunshot wounds in the past hour than have died of Ebola in America since the crisis began. Which poses the greater danger? How much freedom are we going to surrender out of fear? Ebola is nearly always fatal but is not spreading nearly as fast as gun violence. Are you beginning to get it yet?
Your ignorance is baffling. If you had a college degree I would be shocked. Go to College and take a logic course. You will then find out that thing you call a good argument is a red herring and does not apply to this discussion. Quit focusing on the numbers now and focus on what kind of numbers we will be seeing in the future.
The professionals say if you don't touch or kiss them, you will not get it. He doesn't think Ebola is a threat. Otherwise he wouldn't allow flights in.
Does your expertise or experience indicate that the professionals are wrong?
As for imposing an embargo on Western Africa (that is what you are suggesting), it would do nothing to prevented infected people from entering the country through other routes, while leading to a false sense of security.
The key to handling a situation like this is to stay level headed and make realistic evaluations of risk. Most importantly, witch hunting must be avoided.