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(BBC)   Liberia closes barn doors well after the horse has bolted and then died bleeding from all its orifices   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 110
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2014-07-28 09:27:26 AM  
SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.
 
2014-07-28 10:01:12 AM  
Where are Dustin Hoffman, Cuba Gooding and Rene Russo trying to save mankind?
 
2014-07-28 11:06:31 AM  
img.fark.net

"Dr Congo -- tastes just like Dr Pepper, but with Ebola!"
 
2014-07-28 11:08:48 AM  
Still no cure for Burkina Fascist.
 
2014-07-28 12:43:53 PM  

Prey4reign: Where are Dustin Hoffman, Cuba Gooding and Rene Russo trying to save mankind?


Not in my kitchen
 
2014-07-28 01:05:19 PM  
Too late to nuke from orbit?
 
2014-07-28 01:05:41 PM  

nekom: SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING.


We were looking for the wrong country all along.
 
2014-07-28 01:09:00 PM  
From TFA:  Screening centres are also being set up at the few major entry points that will remain open, such as the main airport.

I think I see a flaw in their cunning plan.
 
2014-07-28 01:09:12 PM  
Maybe stop being filthy monkey-eating savages. That might help.
 
2014-07-28 01:10:38 PM  
i512.photobucket.com

"De-population should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World."
 
2014-07-28 01:11:09 PM  
Shut. Down. Most things.
 
2014-07-28 01:12:54 PM  
Zombie apocalypse in 3, 2, 1...
 
2014-07-28 01:14:04 PM  
Came thinking this was going to be about a captive bolt pistol, left hungry.
 
2014-07-28 01:17:02 PM  
Excellent...

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-28 01:19:33 PM  

assjuice: Maybe stop being filthy monkey-eating savages. That might help.


If you were starving for protein, you'd find it delicious too.

Do you know what Hindus say about your filthy savage cow-eating habit?
 
2014-07-28 01:23:04 PM  

macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 269x367]

"De-population should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World."


The problem is that the world is a lot more interconnected today than it was even 50 years ago. Look at the record of invasive species. This incident needs to be a wake-up call that Africa is no longer "over there" and that the threat isn't just to third world countries but to all of us. Every time there has been an outbreak the geographical scope has been larger and larger. The virus doesn't care about skin color or political boundaries. It will get to America, sooner or later. Are we prepared?
 
2014-07-28 01:24:50 PM  

assjuice: Maybe stop being filthy monkey-eating savages. That might help.


I just laughed embarrassingly loud, in public, at that.

Well done.

/better late than never.
 
2014-07-28 01:28:34 PM  

BKITU: [img.fark.net image 258x179]

"Dr Congo -- tastes just like Dr Pepper, but with Ebola!"


c1.staticflickr.com
 
2014-07-28 01:28:34 PM  

worlddan: Are we prepared?


Yes.  Ebola's easy to contain if you have modern medical facilities and good quarantine/isolation procedures.  As long as it doesn't mutate into an airborne variety, it won't become a pandemic.
 
2014-07-28 01:30:21 PM  

worlddan: macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 269x367]

"De-population should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World."

The problem is that the world is a lot more interconnected today than it was even 50 years ago. Look at the record of invasive species. This incident needs to be a wake-up call that Africa is no longer "over there" and that the threat isn't just to third world countries but to all of us. Every time there has been an outbreak the geographical scope has been larger and larger. The virus doesn't care about skin color or political boundaries. It will get to America, sooner or later. Are we prepared?


It doesn't care about skin color or gender or religion and it will never stop until we are dead.
 
2014-07-28 01:31:59 PM  
Where is Stephen Kings dome when we need it.
 
2014-07-28 01:32:53 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: worlddan: Are we prepared?

As long as it doesn't mutate into an airborne variety, it won't become a pandemic.


I wonder what the odds of that happening really are.
 
2014-07-28 01:34:30 PM  

opiumpoopy: assjuice: Maybe stop being filthy monkey-eating savages. That might help.

If you were starving for protein, you'd find it delicious too.

Do you know what Hindus say about your filthy savage cow-eating habit?


Are they saying that it is delicious? Because it is delicious.

As much as i love a good pork rib or a well grilled tuna steak, nothing compares to a well prepared steak.

great, now i want steak and grilled asparagus for lunch...
 
2014-07-28 01:37:02 PM  

opiumpoopy: assjuice: Maybe stop being filthy monkey-eating savages. That might help.

If you were starving for protein, you'd find it delicious too.

Do you know what Hindus say about your filthy savage cow-eating habit?


Too bad I can't have some of that steak, damn that shiat looks GOOOOOOOOD?
 
2014-07-28 01:39:22 PM  
I am no musician, but does that chart of new outbreaks look like a sound track?
dum, dum,,,dum dump dum,,

Like for a chello?
 
2014-07-28 01:40:51 PM  

superdave386: HMS_Blinkin: worlddan: Are we prepared?

As long as it doesn't mutate into an airborne variety, it won't become a pandemic.

I wonder what the odds of that happening really are.


You can't handle the truth.
 
2014-07-28 01:47:20 PM  

superdave386: HMS_Blinkin: worlddan: Are we prepared?

As long as it doesn't mutate into an airborne variety, it won't become a pandemic.

I wonder what the odds of that happening really are.


<I am not a virologist> I would imagine low.  I suspect it would take a pretty substantial mutation in the virus to change its infection vector, but genetic mutations rarely happen in a vacuum.  If it changes enough to become airborne, those same changes might make it harmless to humans, or at least much less harmful.  Or they might make it more deadly.  Who knows?  All I know for sure is that there are billions of possible mutations for a virus like Ebola, and I doubt that more than a couple of those mutations could make it airborne AND equally deadly to humans.
 
2014-07-28 01:47:26 PM  
Border entry points are on

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-28 01:53:15 PM  
well, that didn't take long

anyone else wondering how (if and when) the tsa will deal with this?

"Our former hands-on pat down will no longer be in effect - from now on, all passengers will be report directly to screening machines once they present written confirmation they are not infectious. Please be sure to arrive at the airport a minimum of 24 hours before your flight to avoid delays"

"Dear traveler - we are making every effort to ensure your safety. We appreciate your patience as we pre-board ticket holders who have provided sputum samples to the CDC."

oh.....this will devolve into the lunatic
 
2014-07-28 02:02:10 PM  
This is scary, but it has only been this deadly because of some astonishingly idiotic practices.

1. Stealing bodies from the morgue to bury them according to customs, which includes hand-washing them.
2. Hiding Ebola victim family members at home.
3. Mobs threatening health workers with machetes.
4. Widespread rumors that health workers are killing people and Ebola is made up.
5. Breaking Ebola victims out of quarantine to take them to witch doctors.

It really is a clusterfark in those three countries. If an Ebola victim is contagious he's almost always VERY sick which makes it easy to deny entry, and you cannot get sick simply by being in close proximity like on a plane or bus. If this EVER made it to a developed country we would easily contain it because people would be appropriately quarantined and we wouldn't be touching them with our bare hands for gods sakes before OR after they were dead. It really is no surprise that doctors have fallen ill because they are had a huge risk being in such constant close contact with them. Could this kill thousands in a lawless society where health care workers are not trusted and misinformation is the norm? YES. But I don't see it likely at all that this is going to be able to enter and kill anyone outside of those in third world countries.
 
2014-07-28 02:03:11 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: worlddan: Are we prepared?

Yes.  Ebola's easy to contain if you have modern medical facilities and good quarantine/isolation procedures.  As long as it doesn't mutate into an airborne variety, it won't become a pandemic.


CSB; back in the early 70's, I was on surgical staff at a large, well respected, teaching hospital. At a monthly staff meeting, a physician brought up our surgical isolation procedures and indicated several obvious areas that surgeons and OR staff were not isolated from the HIV. He was promptly accused and bullied regards his sexual orientation. After a jocular discussion the surgeons voted no changes necessary as they all "knew" that the HIV was only in Haitians and Homos.
True story, Bro.
 
2014-07-28 02:03:53 PM  

Prof. Frink: Came thinking this was going to be about a captive bolt pistol, left hungry.


Well that made me sad.

/still love steak.
 
2014-07-28 02:08:27 PM  
x1v16:   Could this kill thousands in a lawless society where health care workers are not trusted and misinformation is the norm?

/ Lawless Society?
// Healthcare not trusted?
///
Misinformation the norm?

We're doomed!
 
2014-07-28 02:09:46 PM  
Someone is going to get the bright idea that this thing would be great for killing infidels.
 
2014-07-28 02:13:44 PM  

opiumpoopy: assjuice: Maybe stop being filthy monkey-eating savages. That might help.

If you were starving for protein, you'd find it delicious too.

Do you know what Hindus say about your filthy savage cow-eating habit?


I think I'd vote for and risk Kuru before Ebola but that's just me.
 
2014-07-28 02:15:56 PM  

farkin_Gary: Someone is going to get the bright idea that this thing would be great for killing infidels.


Wait for the Televangelists. This will be fabulous!

on the air in 3.2.1
 
2014-07-28 02:16:56 PM  

parasol: well, that didn't take long

anyone else wondering how (if and when) the tsa will deal with this?

"Our former hands-on pat down will no longer be in effect - from now on, all passengers will be report directly to screening machines once they present written confirmation they are not infectious. Please be sure to arrive at the airport a minimum of 24 hours before your flight to avoid delays"

"Dear traveler - we are making every effort to ensure your safety. We appreciate your patience as we pre-board ticket holders who have provided sputum samples to the CDC."

oh.....this will devolve into the lunatic


If US security was rational, screening would look a bit like it did for SARS a few years back. Instead they will determine whether you are sick based on the amount of money in your bank account and whether or not you speak American.
 
2014-07-28 02:17:53 PM  
In other news, Vaccine Just Released!

Now, who's against vaccination?
 
2014-07-28 02:19:30 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: worlddan: Are we prepared?

Yes.  Ebola's easy to contain if you have modern medical facilities and good quarantine/isolation procedures.  As long as it doesn't mutate into an airborne variety, it won't become a pandemic.


True, but even though its not airborne yet I would be shutting down all international air travel in and out of West Africa just in case. Seriously, its not worth one case of it showing up somewhere in a huge airport. Once that shiat hits mainland population. We be frkkked
 
2014-07-28 02:21:14 PM  

x1v16: This is scary, but it has only been this deadly because of some astonishingly idiotic practices.

1. Stealing bodies from the morgue to bury them according to customs, which includes hand-washing them.
2. Hiding Ebola victim family members at home.
3. Mobs threatening health workers with machetes.
4. Widespread rumors that health workers are killing people and Ebola is made up.
5. Breaking Ebola victims out of quarantine to take them to witch doctors.

It really is a clusterfark in those three countries. If an Ebola victim is contagious he's almost always VERY sick which makes it easy to deny entry, and you cannot get sick simply by being in close proximity like on a plane or bus. If this EVER made it to a developed country we would easily contain it because people would be appropriately quarantined and we wouldn't be touching them with our bare hands for gods sakes before OR after they were dead. It really is no surprise that doctors have fallen ill because they are had a huge risk being in such constant close contact with them. Could this kill thousands in a lawless society where health care workers are not trusted and misinformation is the norm? YES. But I don't see it likely at all that this is going to be able to enter and kill anyone outside of those in third world countries.


Yes - except

Three of the infected weren't natives performing pathogen-spreading rituals
There is some thought that this particular outbreak may be different - it is less lethal (60%) and defied current safety procedures  - one care worker may be an accident - three, maybe not - a slight mutation may be larger trouble
It is not clear to me that with an incubation period of 2-21 days and the variations of human biology that an infectious person would be so obviously ill 100% of the time - it presents initially as "flu like"
I hate to be a debbie downer here but if you think first world standards can prevent the spread of a virus, then I won't mention those that have done just that within my lifetime (including one that also has no cure to date) during an initial period of confusion and bad advice.

I predict there will be much paranoia and disinformation - and, given the number of anti-science/vax/news people in the US, we certainly won't be immune to it if things go south in any way.
 
2014-07-28 02:22:58 PM  

jaybeezey: opiumpoopy: assjuice: Maybe stop being filthy monkey-eating savages. That might help.

If you were starving for protein, you'd find it delicious too.

Do you know what Hindus say about your filthy savage cow-eating habit?

Are they saying that it is delicious? Because it is delicious.

As much as i love a good pork rib or a well grilled tuna steak, nothing compares to a well prepared steak.

great, now i want steak and grilled asparagus for lunch...


Your significant other pleads to all gods that you do not all garlic to the mix. That would be the trifecta known as Oral Fukushima.

/Never too soon on Fark.
 
2014-07-28 02:25:49 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: parasol: well, that didn't take long

anyone else wondering how (if and when) the tsa will deal with this?

"Our former hands-on pat down will no longer be in effect - from now on, all passengers will be report directly to screening machines once they present written confirmation they are not infectious. Please be sure to arrive at the airport a minimum of 24 hours before your flight to avoid delays"

"Dear traveler - we are making every effort to ensure your safety. We appreciate your patience as we pre-board ticket holders who have provided sputum samples to the CDC."

oh.....this will devolve into the lunatic

If US security was rational, screening would look a bit like it did for SARS a few years back. Instead they will determine whether you are sick based on the amount of money in your bank account and whether or not you speak American.


Yes - the wealthy are immune from fluid-borne pathogens much as heterosexuals don't get HIV.
Sigh
 
2014-07-28 02:26:37 PM  

parasol: well, that didn't take long

anyone else wondering how (if and when) the tsa will deal with this?

"Our former hands-on pat down will no longer be in effect - from now on, all passengers will be report directly to screening machines once they present written confirmation they are not infectious. Please be sure to arrive at the airport a minimum of 24 hours before your flight to avoid delays"

"Dear traveler - we are making every effort to ensure your safety. We appreciate your patience as we pre-board ticket holders who have provided sputum samples to the CDC."

oh.....this will devolve into the lunatic


Having my thighs rubbed by government agents in public is already batshiat insane. The fact that my junk is under direct, manual investigation is already lunatic. The looking glass is that way ← .
 
2014-07-28 02:26:40 PM  

uncleacid: Where is Stephen Kings dome when we need it.


The King Dome was imploded in 2000.
 
2014-07-28 02:28:27 PM  

snocone: farkin_Gary: Someone is going to get the bright idea that this thing would be great for killing infidels.

Wait for the Televangelists. This will be fabulous!

on the air in 3.2.1


It's worth noting that faith-based operations are on the front line of this thing.  I'd hate to think what the situation would be without those groups.
 
2014-07-28 02:28:45 PM  

assjuice: Maybe stop being filthy monkey-eating savages. That might help.


The monkey-eating is a HIV thing. Ebola is originally from fruit bats. The funny thing is, it doesn't even seem to harm the fruit bats that are infected with it.
 
2014-07-28 02:30:48 PM  

opiumpoopy: assjuice: Maybe stop being filthy monkey-eating savages. That might help.

If you were starving for protein, you'd find it delicious too.

Do you know what Hindus say about your filthy savage cow-eating habit?


Rather have mad cow then ebola
 
2014-07-28 02:35:23 PM  

snocone: In other news, Vaccine Just Released!

Now, who's against vaccination?


Jenny McCarthy would still be against vaccination.  In (what passes) for her mind, a grisly, painful death would probably be preferable to autism.
 
2014-07-28 02:37:28 PM  

snocone: CSB; back in the early 70's, I was on surgical staff at a large, well respected, teaching hospital. At a monthly staff meeting, a physician brought up our surgical isolation procedures and indicated several obvious areas that surgeons and OR staff were not isolated from the HIV. He was promptly accused and bullied regards his sexual orientation. After a jocular discussion the surgeons voted no changes necessary as they all "knew" that the HIV was only in Haitians and Homos.
True story, Bro.


I am... not even remotely surprised.  The same breed of doctors that killed women back in the day by delivering babies with their dirty hands, and refused to even try washing them.
 
2014-07-28 02:40:05 PM  

Prey4reign: snocone: In other news, Vaccine Just Released!

Now, who's against vaccination?

Jenny McCarthy would still be against vaccination.  In (what passes) for her mind, a grisly, painful death would probably be preferable to autism.


She really hates her kid, doesn't she?
 
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