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Old 08-04-2014, 08:21 PM
 
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It is also a possibility that this a form of bio-terrorism against the USA.

Oh by the way, on the news tonight, another ebola case in New York.

its spreading, peeps. dont say I didn't warn ya.
Right, because the best way to spread a bio-weapon is with a difficult to transmit unless in close contact with body fluids virus while being kept in isolated quarantine.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:20 PM
 
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So it looks like it is now in New York. The time to panic is NOW!
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:58 PM
 
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stop fear mongering...there is no confirmed case in NY
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:38 AM
 
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Wow, a single voice of reason in this whole thing! Sadly, no one will probably listen.

US Lawmaker: Ban Travel to US from Ebola-stricken Countries
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:06 AM
 
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Wow, a single voice of reason in this whole thing! Sadly, no one will probably listen.

US Lawmaker: Ban Travel to US from Ebola-stricken Countries
Banning it won't make any difference when you have people illegally crossing the borders into the country every day. Unless you can enforce the ban to extend to every point of origin in North & central America, and everyone, not just foreigners, entering the country, it's pointless. He "expects" American travelers to take appropriate precautions, but everyone else in the world is incapable of doing so?

This guy is doing nothing but political maneuvering. It has nothing to do with concern for the well being of the people.

Also, this guy is claiming this is the largest and deadliest outbreak in history. I'm far from willing to support anyone so ignorant of world history. A lot of people may be dying from this outbreak of Ebola and it might be the biggest so far of ebola, but it doesn't even come close to the top 10 deadliest outbreaks of disease in recorded history.

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Old 08-05-2014, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Go rent the movie "Blood Diamonds". When somebody asks why something is happening, the standard answer is "TIA". It means, "This is Africa." It is a totally different world from European or American culture and mores. Part of the problem is that Europeans did the same thing in Africa that they did in the Middle East. They drew lines on maps in places like Brussels with little or no knowledge of the people, languages, tribal structure or societies affected. Those straight line boundaries are irrelevant to the people who live in Africa.

Then click on this YouTube one minute clip. The characters in the clip can not be expected to make prudent decisions about epidemiology.

(edited for typo.)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhxqIITtTtU

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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so lets see, the two people being transported to Atlanta, with ebola, are in isolation, (in glass enclosed rooms). okey dokey.

How are their bodily fluids treated/contained? will they eventually enter into the city's sewer system, to be comingled with the rest of the water system and eventually end up in your drinking water?

since ebola is transferred by bodily fluids, what if someone leaves sweat on a bus seat and the next passenger sits there and catches ebola?

You all should read your state's Disciplinary Data Base. It is a record of all the licensed professionals that were caught - that were doing things against their license, you should read how much patients are mishandled. These are FACTS. Go to your state government website, and look at it. Lets see, you will read about how someone mishandled a patient's medicine, their person, etc. it shows that an oopsie CAN HAPPEN. And will happen.

better get your prayers in order and make sure you are ready to meet your maker.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Wow, a single voice of reason in this whole thing! Sadly, no one will probably listen.

US Lawmaker: Ban Travel to US from Ebola-stricken Countries
Too much oil and gas in dem dar hills, and too many companies like Chevron, Halliburton, British Petroleum, etc. with massive interests there, for our politicians to ever consider banning travel to and from that region.

Not to mention that it wouldn't be long before someone hollered "RACISM!"

Oh, now I see in the article that Rep Grayson has omitted Nigeria from his list of countries that we should impose a travel ban on. Well, that's convenient for the oil and gas industry. Thoughtful of him. We wouldn't want to cut off travel in and out of Lagos, now, would we? (That's where the international airport for that area is, as well as many oil and gas companies' African headquarters - and where several cases of Ebola have already cropped up.)
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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Too much oil and gas in dem dar hills, and too many companies like Chevron, Halliburton, British Petroleum, etc. with massive interests there, for our politicians to ever consider banning travel to and from that region.

Not to mention that it wouldn't be long before someone hollered "RACISM!"
OK....to be fair.....traveling there is fine.....just do not come back.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:33 AM
 
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so lets see, the two people being transported to Atlanta, with ebola, are in isolation, (in glass enclosed rooms). okey dokey.

How are their bodily fluids treated/contained? will they eventually enter into the city's sewer system, to be comingled with the rest of the water system and eventually end up in your drinking water?

since ebola is transferred by bodily fluids, what if someone leaves sweat on a bus seat and the next passenger sits there and catches ebola?

You all should read your state's Disciplinary Data Base. It is a record of all the licensed professionals that were caught - that were doing things against their license, you should read how much patients are mishandled. These are FACTS. Go to your state government website, and look at it. Lets see, you will read about how someone mishandled a patient's medicine, their person, etc. it shows that an oopsie CAN HAPPEN. And will happen.

better get your prayers in order and make sure you are ready to meet your maker.
Ebola is not a water borne virus. It cannot be transmitted through drinking water.

Hospitals have procedures for handling hazardous waste that include incineration.

Soap kills ebola. Disinfectant, heat, detergent, sunlight, drying out etc. kills the ebola virus. It is not some super-powered pathogen for all the havoc it can wreak once it finds a host. It isn't even communicable until the host is symptomatic.
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