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2014-06-20 09:10:01 PM  
10 votes:

shanrick: Games without frontiers-war without tears


Whistling tunes while kissing baboons in the jungle may have been how this whole thing got started

/it's a knockout
2014-06-20 10:02:49 PM  
9 votes:
7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.
2014-06-20 10:42:35 PM  
8 votes:

MemeSlave: It will run its course until something hits the West, because brown.

Can you imagine when this hits Paris or London?


Uh, they have been trying damn hard to cointain it.

IT doesn't help when relatives *storm the hospitals* to force sick family members out of quarantine.
2014-06-20 09:00:35 PM  
7 votes:
Games without frontiers-war without tears
2014-06-20 11:04:08 PM  
4 votes:

AeAe: Ebola then spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids.

.. so it's not airborne.  Just don't touch people or unknown fluids.


Yet...

Just wait until the player evolves the "Extreme Bioaerosol" method of transmission...
2014-06-20 10:49:18 PM  
4 votes:

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


I don't think the first world -ever- actually pretended to care about Africa.
What they care about is this escaping Africa and winding up somewhere it will affect property values.
2014-06-20 09:29:05 PM  
4 votes:
If looks could kill they probably will.
2014-06-20 11:37:03 PM  
3 votes:

Felgraf: Nancy Grace's Billowing Face Vents: netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams

337 out of 528  or 64% mortality
which is very bad.

occasionally a mutation comes that could make it airborne... or have a longer incubation period, while simultaneously having milder symptoms.

give it a few years... one day it'll do it.

Very bad *For Ebola*?


Not sure if serious. :)

Basically 2 out of 3 who get it... end up dead. If people begin to die 2-3 days slower while remaining contagious in an urban setting,,

The team that WHO sends out to these spots probably prevent another 300% more deaths.

...

100 years ago, an  influenza virus killed at least 50 million people on the planet. That was before air travel.

We are due.
2014-06-20 11:03:45 PM  
3 votes:
Everyone in this thread is awful and I love you all.
2014-06-20 10:45:52 PM  
3 votes:
I think Doctors without Borders could cure everybody just with the money they'd save if they stopped sending me letters asking for money.
2014-06-20 10:24:50 PM  
3 votes:

Tillmaster: Yeah, I got the references to the song 'Jeux sans Frontieres'. Cool.

If any of you feel like helping Medecins sans Frontieres, heroes by any definition of the term, here is their website.

http://www.msf.org/

Depressingly Americocentric report, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.


You sound earnest.

/also, you might not belong here.
2014-06-20 10:12:39 PM  
3 votes:
...and that's why you need borders.
2014-06-21 09:47:44 AM  
2 votes:
Just goes to show how greedy the Europeans were, when they went into sub-Saharan Africa.  They had to die like flies, and still more and more came.  What did they tell the folks back home?  "Yeah, the lower half of my body is currently rotting and falling off, but, I've been making fat stacks since I got here."  If they had to rely on me to explore Africa, we would know nothing about it, to this day.  Too many unpleasant ways to die.  Australia's got nothing on Africa.
2014-06-21 09:45:21 AM  
2 votes:

SirEattonHogg: doomjesse:

Abaddon The Despoiler:  Population is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.

Africa doesn't have value? Say that to the Lions. Or better yet go try to outrun a hippo. Geez think before you open your pie hole...

Not to mention gold, platinum, oil, the stuff used in your cellphone battery... along with the usual agricultural products.

Africa is a large continent, but there are plenty of bright spots for investments and investment-related projects. Doesn't seem like the Chinese are particurly shy about investing there.


The Chinese probably figure that between all of the civil wars, infighting, AIDS, and Ebola, eventually they will have the continent all to themselves.
2014-06-21 09:32:33 AM  
2 votes:

UsikFark: netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams

337 deaths out of 528 cases. That means this strain kills over 60% of those who contract it.


Hemorrhagic fevers tend to do that.  The Ebola virus kills its host basically by eating it -- cells infected with the virus produce so many copies of the virus the cell matter is used up and it implodes.  The "hemorrhagic" part is your body bleeding out after it's been dissolved on the inside.

Definitely up there on the "less pleasant ways to go" list.
2014-06-21 03:20:19 AM  
2 votes:

Prophet of Loss: You haven't read much about the Black Death have you? Its paved the way for Renaissance and its enlightenment.


The Black Death killed about 22% of the world population of its time. Given humanity's current population growth rates, we would recover from a comparable loss in 20 years, tops.
2014-06-21 02:04:26 AM  
2 votes:

snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.


If you're worried about overpopulation you should start by offing yourself.
2014-06-21 01:09:07 AM  
2 votes:

foo monkey: UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?

The bad kind. The good kind kills everyone so fast, it burns out.


THIS.
       pathogens are organisms too, and they naturally select as well as anything else. their reproductive success comes not in killing the host quickly, but to spread as far as possible. a pathogen that kills in hours won't go far. pathogens with a longer incubation time will tend to better survive, as they can infect more people before the host dies (or possibly even before the host becomes symptomatic).
       we get any period of sustained contact with humans, and the virus stands a -very- high probability of extending its incubation period and thus becoming -far- more transmissible, and far harder to get rid of.
       this happens with pathogens rapidly, and commonly, on contact with a new host species. people have no idea how fast organisms naturally mutate when they have multiple generations per day, or even per hour.
2014-06-20 11:44:16 PM  
2 votes:
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ''totally out of control,''

Of course it is. Look what nation it's in.

They've been too busy slaughtering each other in assorted genocides (which now surpass the number killed in the holocaust), coups, rebellions, general stupidity and essentially just because they can, for decades.

Not much time left over to do things like improve health care, living conditions, food supplies, get clean water and maybe start schools.

In-between times they've poached the majority of the endangered animal species into near oblivion killing 300 elephants at once via poison to get the ivory, so the Asian market can have their dick hardening medication and 'Natural' cures.
2014-06-20 11:08:59 PM  
2 votes:

wildcardjack: teenage mutant ninja rapist: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

I'm with you I say time to cull the heard. Every life isn't sacred and every sperm is not blessed.

Several attempts to spread it to India have already failed. A billion people crowded into dense cities with no sanitation systems weeded out the weak immune systems hundreds of years ago.


Ebola has nothing on that holy river.
2014-06-20 11:05:34 PM  
2 votes:

teenage mutant ninja rapist: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

I'm with you I say time to cull the heard. Every life isn't sacred and every sperm is not blessed.


Several attempts to spread it to India have already failed. A billion people crowded into dense cities with no sanitation systems weeded out the weak immune systems hundreds of years ago.
2014-06-20 11:01:59 PM  
2 votes:

UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?


The bad kind. The good kind kills everyone so fast, it burns out.
2014-06-20 10:45:33 PM  
2 votes:

snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.


I'm with you I say time to cull the heard. Every life isn't sacred and every sperm is not blessed.
2014-06-20 10:32:22 PM  
2 votes:
"And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that with it Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits, in Thy mercy." And the Lord did grin and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats and large chu... OK, maybe they should have skipped the fruit bats."
2014-06-20 10:24:13 PM  
2 votes:
M-O-O-N, that spells Ebola.
2014-06-20 09:42:20 PM  
2 votes:
fark Madagascar I'm lockin' shiat down!
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-06-20 08:48:29 PM  
2 votes:
Doctors without borders: Ebola without borders.
2014-06-21 04:26:40 AM  
1 vote:
Get a mop and a Chemturion suit, snortimer is leaking!

/eewwww, that's him aaaaall over.
2014-06-21 04:02:20 AM  
1 vote:

snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.


You don't get to pick a few random African nations and say "ok, these people can die while I stay over here." If you're asking for a plague to reduce humanity to substantially lower numbers, you're asking for a global pandemic... and this particular plague has ~2/3 morality rate.

So, in exchange for your desired global plague, you have to pull out a d20 and roll it. Roll 1-6, you get to live. Roll 7-20, and you get to bleed out of every pore and die in a week. Still want that plague? Didn't think so.
2014-06-21 03:45:26 AM  
1 vote:

Prophet of Loss: Black Death is estimated to have killed 30-60% of Europe's total population.

That's just Europe.


No shiat, it's just Europe. The rest of the world was not as badly affected. You're not even making a coherent point. Don't hide your own ignorance behind a slew of insults.
2014-06-21 03:08:29 AM  
1 vote:

CodPor: The idea that more dying is a viable solution for overpopulation is a fantasy.


Yep.  The solution to overpopulation is modern economies.  If kids are expensive, people have fewer of them.
2014-06-21 02:45:33 AM  
1 vote:

Mija: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

If you're worried about overpopulation you should start by offing yourself.


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2014-06-21 02:15:42 AM  
1 vote:

Abaddon The Derpspoiler: Population is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth ANCESTRAL, BUT SEE, I'M AN IDIOT, SO THERE LIBS!! village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.


Fixed that for you, D!ck.
2014-06-21 01:41:28 AM  
1 vote:

tylerdurden217: Let's just give up.


I'ma give up on leaving my house.

/starts making shopping list for the inevitable outbreak
//please leave the internet in 'auto' mode...
2014-06-21 01:15:04 AM  
1 vote:

LadySusan: gibbon1: Durendal: M-O-O-N, that spells Ebola.

When your anus hits your eye that Ebola.

\Seriously Ebola sounds horrible and I feel bad for the people exposed.
\\And happy all California has is lyme disease, rattlesnakes and poison oak.

you forgot valley fever and hanta virus. don't leave out heat stroke, although that's mainly preventable.


As a survivor of disseminated Valley Fever, I can vouch....you do NOT want it. We have it in West Texas too.

/not to be confused with the African Rift Valley Fever.....Ebola's less trashy cousin.
2014-06-21 12:43:46 AM  
1 vote:
doomjesse:

Abaddon The DespoilerPopulation is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.

Africa doesn't have value? Say that to the Lions. Or better yet go try to outrun a hippo. Geez think before you open your pie hole...


Not to mention gold, platinum, oil, the stuff used in your cellphone battery... along with the usual agricultural products.

Africa is a large continent, but there are plenty of bright spots for investments and investment-related projects. Doesn't seem like the Chinese are particurly shy about investing there.
2014-06-21 12:16:16 AM  
1 vote:

Rik01: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ''totally out of control,''

Of course it is. Look what nation it's in.

They've been too busy slaughtering each other in assorted genocides (which now surpass the number killed in the holocaust), coups, rebellions, general stupidity and essentially just because they can, for decades.

Not much time left over to do things like improve health care, living conditions, food supplies, get clean water and maybe start schools.

In-between times they've poached the majority of the endangered animal species into near oblivion killing 300 elephants at once via poison to get the ivory, so the Asian market can have their dick hardening medication and 'Natural' cures.


what nation, Guinea? Methinks you brush a bit too broad.
2014-06-21 12:03:23 AM  
1 vote:
Population is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.
2014-06-20 11:33:29 PM  
1 vote:

UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?


the bad kind.
ecl
2014-06-20 11:32:59 PM  
1 vote:

eventhelosers: Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?

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Turned down the Kinks because they weren't famous enough?

F*ck you Geldof you hack.
2014-06-20 11:25:12 PM  
1 vote:

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


I care. There's some good hunting there. Also...

http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/22-plague-inc

To waste a little time while waiting for the end. *cough*Egypt*cough*
2014-06-20 11:16:11 PM  
1 vote:

netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams


337 deaths out of 528 cases. That means this strain kills over 60% of those who contract it.
2014-06-20 11:14:14 PM  
1 vote:
Captain Tripps happened around the middle of June...
2014-06-20 11:11:53 PM  
1 vote:
Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams
2014-06-20 11:07:42 PM  
1 vote:

Ivan the Tolerable: AeAe: .. so it's not airborne

that would be a big 'not yet'... this hasn't exactly had a sustained human outbreak yet. these things happen.


It has to mutate to an airborne variant, right?
2014-06-20 11:04:33 PM  
1 vote:

AeAe: .. so it's not airborne


that would be a big 'not yet'... this hasn't exactly had a sustained human outbreak yet. these things happen.
2014-06-20 10:56:26 PM  
1 vote:
Let's let thousands of illegals pour over the southern border the air transport them to different places around the country.
2014-06-20 10:54:33 PM  
1 vote:
and thomas malthus just laughs
2014-06-20 10:49:31 PM  
1 vote:
Good Ebola proof border.
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2014-06-20 10:44:30 PM  
1 vote:
Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?
2014-06-20 10:32:58 PM  
1 vote:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2014-06-20 10:27:25 PM  
1 vote:

UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?


You know the kind people get better from? It's not that kind.
2014-06-20 10:24:56 PM  
1 vote:
Subby's headline reads like a hyperbola.
2014-06-20 10:16:20 PM  
1 vote:
images4.static-bluray.com
2014-06-20 10:10:21 PM  
1 vote:
Only one man can save us now.

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