Ok, so lets get topical.
Ebola. yes, its a horrible disease. But people… calm the fuck down. Seriously.
I swear its like people thrive off the simplest notion of catastrophic, apocalyptic chance. It’s like they want it to happen.
ok, so I know this isn’t exactly top sourcing… but just look at wikipedia then we can talk like grown ups…
Biggest point here: The virus may be acquired upon contact with blood or other body fluids of an infected human or other animal.
So its pretty awkward to get in some respects. unless you are swapping spit with an infected llama, or you know, actually working with an infected person… theres a good chance you will never even remotely come into contact with it. And lets put out a stupidly obvious scenario. Your significant other has been away in one of the countries actually being struck by ebola. Heres a hint for you…. how about you keep it in your goddamn pants for a week or 2 or refrain from swapping ‘bodily fluids’ until you actually pass the point where its pretty clear the person doesnt have it. Another suggestion…. just another freaking obvious no brainer… but, if you are medical staff… directly dealing with an infected person… how about you dont travel for a few weeks… oh and despite what may or may not be said, if you feel sick… don’t get on a fucking plane… seriously. When I heard that part… well… common sense rarely prevails.
Now, for those of us who are blessed with at least semi decent medical facilities, excellent. Calm the fuck down. These countries that are having such dramatic death tolls are poorer, overpopulated, and the resources available pretty much suck. Of course the occasional one slips through the cracks, someone arrives in another country, has it, and its dealt with.
Every 2 seconds I am hearing the word Ebola now. Stop it. just stop. Its not an apocalypse, its not the end of humanity (unfortunately in some respects…), and 99% of you WILL NOT EVEN COME CLOSE to getting Ebola. The whole world is treating this like some new catastrophe. Ebola has been around for quite a while. how about work on fixing the source, avoid travelling for a bit if you are so concerned and most of all Calm the fuck down… I recently heard of someone where I come from reporting into the hospital with ‘symptoms’ of ebola… needless to say it wasnt. I’m pretty sure they hadn’t even left the country or so much as talked to someone who had….
So use some common sense people… stop acting like the worlds ending. It’s not. besides, if I was wrong, what does it matter? Your numbers already up in that case, so make the most of it while you can instead of crying fucking ‘WOLF!’
The toothless one