Ebola Stupidity Will Be Our Undoing

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  1. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.

    The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an international flight also raised new fears that other passengers could take the disease beyond Africa due to weak inspection of passengers and the fact Ebola's symptoms are similar to other diseases.

    Officials in the country of Togo, where the sick man's flight had a stopover, also went on high alert after learning that Ebola could possibly have spread to a fifth country.

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    North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is the medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city.

    Brantly, 33, has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since October 2013 as part of the charity's post-residency program for doctors, said the group's spokeswoman Melissa Strickland. The organization's website says he had worked as a family practice physician in Fort Worth, Texas.

    The highly contagious virus is one of the most deadly diseases in the world. Photos of Brantly working in Liberia show him in white coveralls made of a synthetic material that he wore for hours a day while treating Ebola patients.

    Brantly was quoted in a posting on the organization's website earlier this year about efforts to maintain an isolation ward for patients.

    "The hospital is taking great effort to be prepared," Brantly said. "In past Ebola outbreaks, many of the casualties have been healthcare workers who contracted the disease through their work caring for infected individuals."

    Strickland says that Brantly's wife and children had been living with him in Africa, but they are currently in the U.S.

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    If people start dropping in Fort Worth, we might be fucked. And you know the government will have a clampdown on information coming out of that town.
     
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    hoochieking Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to hear how "wiggy" is to blame for all of this.
     
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    Pickle Jar Well-Known Member

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    Good too many assholes on this planet. Too bad there wasn't a disease to make dicks fall off to control population.
     
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    Sickboy Latverian Monarch

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    Dosen't he have an Ebola alley in his basement? (Thats a good start)
     
  6. Joe Bauers

    Joe Bauers Well-Known Member

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    At least you're aware that he might be. :giggle:
     
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    Rescued Owl VIP Extreme Gold

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    Any virus that has anything going on in it's life doesn't eat flesh.
     
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    Don't worry WW III using nuclear weapons will solve the overpopulation problem in the next 10 years or so. :c
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    Are you willing to off yourself so that there is one less asshole?
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    Why does every asshole think that everyone else is an asshole?
     
  11. scoobyla

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    This is another reason to secure the borders.

    I want people from Mexico to freely and plentifully immigrate to here, but in the same way everyone from every other country does
     
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    Maybe this is the start of the Simian Flu that wipes out most of humanity in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It's from Africa after all.
     
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    Good. We can do with some thinning of the herd. Earth can't sustain 7 billion people.
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    Another dope! Anyone who says there are too many people should be required to immediately jump in front of a train to relieve the problem!
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    If we lose that many people to a virus, who will moderate the terrible posts at Dawg's Shed?

    And I just realized that most of the food I eat is prepared by the people most likely to die (and infect me, too).
     
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    Get off my lawn. :grouch:
     
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    even that wouldn't stop some of these men.

    what has me worried is the irresponsible way we let anyone into the US without oversight.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    This sort of shit will expedite the spread of the outbreak:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/ebola-patient-in-sierra-leone-pulled-from-hospital-by-family-1.2655490




    Ebola patient in Sierra Leone pulled from hospital by family
    Woman can infect others, her family members and also those in community, health official says
    Thomson Reuters Posted: May 27, 2014 10:59 AM ET Last Updated: May 27, 2014 10:59 AM ET


    Relatives of an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone took her home from a community health centre despite protests from medical staff, risking spreading the deadly and highly infectious disease, a senior health official said on Tuesday.
    The family said they did not trust the medical system and feared she would die if a transfer to the general hospital in the town of Kenema went ahead, Amara Jambai, the health ministry's director of disease prevention and control, said.
     
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    Everyday it's a different "undoing" for this country, chicken-little has nothing on you.;)
     
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  20. Turtle Man

    Turtle Man Hello Darling

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    Seems like he is trying to do something about population control