News Now They Have Gone Too Far

Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by Bengal B, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    The spread of fear, mistrust, dissent, over a disease that none of us will contract. Sounds like business as usual.
     
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  2. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    How do you know that? Are you willing to risk yourself and your family? The ebola virus was at first 90% fatal. It killed its victims so fast that they didn't have time to mingle with the population and spread the disease rapidly. Now it has mutated to the point where it is 60% fatal and it takes longer for the symtoms to appear. You say that nobody will contract ebola. I can almost guarantee that some Americans will catch it sooner or later. All it takes is a passenger on a plane whose symtoms haven't appeared yet to come to the USA. Its probably already happened.

    The really scary thing is that once ebola is present in America the disease will mutate again. Americans take way too many antibiotics. The ebola virus will mutate to become resistant to antibiotics just like many other infections already have. Maybe the fatality rate drops to 15 to 25%. Is that acceptable to you if a few million Americans contract ebola?

    Red extolled the virtues of the CDC. While its true that they are very good at what they do they are human beings and they do make mistakes. Here: It took me less than 20 seconds to find this about five known incidences of the mishandling of deadly pathogens:

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-cdc-mistakes-20140711-story.html

    The expression "Shit Happens" is not just something that somebody thought up because they could sell a lot of T Shirts and bumper stickers. The expression came about because...Well, SHIT HAPPENS!
     
  3. uscvball

    uscvball Veteran Member

    Well, yep. And it did already happen. The American from Minnesota who was traveling from Liberia to Nigeria and developed symptoms while on the flight. He went to hospital and the doctor who treated him has now become infected as well as 3 additional care workers who came in to contact with him have all shown signs of the disease. He died. "They did not quarantine his fellow passengers, and have insisted that the risk of additional cases was minimal.

    Nigerian authorities said a total of 70 people are under surveillance and that they hoped to have eight people in quarantine by the end of Monday in an isolation ward in Lagos. The emergence there is particularly worrisome because Lagos is the largest city in Africa with some 21 million people."

    Part of the protocol now being discussed for potential international outbreaks is for flight staff to identify Ebola symptoms. Lol. Seriously? We will rely on flight attendants to identify Ebola passengers in addition to spotting potential terrorists? Half the problem with the current outbreak is the mis-diagnosis by medical staff.

    What if he had boarded a plane headed for America? His wife and children might now be infected and no telling how many others.
     
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  4. uscvball

    uscvball Veteran Member

    Dude, it's harder to contract HIV and yet people in America still do.
     
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  5. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

    You mean the same way no one I have ever known in my life contracted the last 50 diseases I was supposed to be so afraid of?
     
  6. uscvball

    uscvball Veteran Member

    That you think you know of. Guarantee you know someone with HIV, herpes, or HPV but aren't aware of it and they may not be either.
     
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  7. lsutiga

    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

    That statement is prolly a lot more valid in Cali than in Luzianna. :D
     
  8. uscvball

    uscvball Veteran Member

    I don't know broseph. By pure population, CA ranks right near the top for cumulative numbers in some diseases. But look at lil ol Luzianna.....

    "Louisiana ranked 11th highest among the 50 states in cumulative reported AIDS cases."
    "Louisiana ranked 1st among 50 states, with 16.5 cases of P&S syphilis per 100,000 persons"
    "Ranked 5th among 50 states in chlamydial infections (527.8 per 100,000 persons) and ranked 2nd among 50 states in
    gonorrheal infections (220.2 per 100,000 persons)"

    Double wrap it fellas.
     
  9. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    Luziana and Cali. They got one thing in common. They've got the fire down below
     
  10. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    They've also both got large, poor minority populations. Plus if San Francisco is gay Mecca, then New Orleans is gay Medina. The demographics of STDs are interesting.
     
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