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2014-07-29 09:00:09 AM  
Translation: it's only in Africa. Don't worry citizen, you'll never go to Africa. You can go back to watching Real Housewives  now. But who are we kidding: you were going to do that either way, right?
 
2014-07-29 09:13:23 AM  
I thought eBola was a web site selling shiat over the internet.
 
2014-07-29 09:16:07 AM  

whistleridge: Translation: it's only in Africa. Don't worry citizen, you'll never go to Africa. You can go back to watching Real Housewives  now. But who are we kidding: you were going to do that either way, right?


I remind folks that even richy rich folks get sick, too.  1918 Spanish Flu and King of Spain should be required reading for anti-vaxers upon repeated electrocution. Ehhh, that's just me though.
 
2014-07-29 09:19:46 AM  
Reads last headline: Panic!
Reads this headline: Oh, nothing to see here.
 
2014-07-29 09:21:34 AM  
It's only a 90% death rate from ebola....around 60% if they catch it early.  So not so ba....holy shiat, we're doomed.

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2014-07-29 09:21:42 AM  

Prey4reign: I thought eBola was a web site selling shiat over the internet.


No that's the Zambo virus.
 
2014-07-29 09:22:26 AM  
I don't think ebola is something to worry about, but I'm also not foolish enough to think that it would never show up here in the U.S. It can take up to 3 weeks for someone to become  symptomatic and at first someone might think they just have the flu or something. Someone could be infected but not feel sick, get on a plane and come to the U.S. and then start feeling symptoms.
 
2014-07-29 09:24:34 AM  
Its too good at what it does, it tends to burn itself out before getting anywhere really.
 
2014-07-29 09:25:42 AM  
Isn't the "two consecutive conflicting headlines" meme more effective when they're both from the same source?
 
2014-07-29 09:27:23 AM  

Skraeling: Its too good at what it does, it tends to burn itself out before getting anywhere really.


Good thing we're working very hard at getting people from place to place faster and more efficiently.


/Not gonna worry though.
//Dafuq could I do anyway
 
2014-07-29 09:28:02 AM  
Don't worry until you see a sentient bloody goo walks in the streets
 
2014-07-29 09:29:12 AM  
Comparing the two articles, one applies to West Africa, and the other applies to the developed world. Basically, if you live in West Africa, you're farked. If you live in Europe or the US, no problems.
 
2014-07-29 09:34:15 AM  

Relatively Obscure: Skraeling: Its too good at what it does, it tends to burn itself out before getting anywhere really.

Good thing we're working very hard at getting people from place to place faster and more efficiently.


/Not gonna worry though.
//Dafuq could I do anyway


Vent liquefied organs from every orifice and ruin the upholstery?
 
2014-07-29 09:34:50 AM  
Simon says RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
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STOP!
 
2014-07-29 09:37:01 AM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: I don't think ebola is something to worry about, but I'm also not foolish enough to think that it would never show up here in the U.S. It can take up to 3 weeks for someone to become  symptomatic and at first someone might think they just have the flu or something. Someone could be infected but not feel sick, get on a plane and come to the U.S. and then start feeling symptoms.


This is more or less how I feel about it. The girlfriend works at a college campus that has a lot of prep programs for students fresh off the boat from the third world. I'm just going to issue her a friendly reminder that the usual "avoid people who seem to have colds" now applies triple-strength this semester, and if someone starts having a vomiting/diarrhea-type problem, just step the fark away and let somebody else deal with it.

There isn't going to be a pandemic, but there could certainly be an incident. No glory in getting into the middle of it.
 
2014-07-29 09:37:08 AM  
Still sounds like a job for President Madagascar.
 
2014-07-29 09:49:01 AM  

freewill: Some Bass Playing Guy: I don't think ebola is something to worry about, but I'm also not foolish enough to think that it would never show up here in the U.S. It can take up to 3 weeks for someone to become  symptomatic and at first someone might think they just have the flu or something. Someone could be infected but not feel sick, get on a plane and come to the U.S. and then start feeling symptoms.

This is more or less how I feel about it. The girlfriend works at a college campus that has a lot of prep programs for students fresh off the boat from the third world. I'm just going to issue her a friendly reminder that the usual "avoid people who seem to have colds" now applies triple-strength this semester, and if someone starts having a vomiting/diarrhea-type problem, just step the fark away and let somebody else deal with it.

There isn't going to be a pandemic, but there could certainly be an incident. No glory in getting into the middle of it.


My GF has to fly into West Africa on a business trip.  Awesome.  At least she managed to convince HR that the cheapest ticket into Sierra Leone wasn't the best option.
 
2014-07-29 09:50:31 AM  
www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com
 
2014-07-29 09:51:08 AM  

Skraeling: Its too good at what it does, it tends to burn itself out before getting anywhere really.


Yep.  Viruses that kill too many people too quickly don't tend to propagate that far.  Its transmission vector (bodily fluids) means it's not nearly as communicable as airborne bugs (like cold and flu).  And it's only communicable when the patient is actually symptomatic.

It's a nasty bug and I hope no one I know ever gets it, but I'm with the CDC on this one.
 
2014-07-29 09:51:12 AM  
A general rule to live by is "Never Go To Africa". Nothing but death and disease to be found there
 
2014-07-29 09:51:59 AM  
This is the point where I usually evolve my virus to be airborne transmissible.

/geek
 
2014-07-29 09:55:41 AM  

born_yesterday: freewill: Some Bass Playing Guy: I don't think ebola is something to worry about, but I'm also not foolish enough to think that it would never show up here in the U.S. It can take up to 3 weeks for someone to become  symptomatic and at first someone might think they just have the flu or something. Someone could be infected but not feel sick, get on a plane and come to the U.S. and then start feeling symptoms.

This is more or less how I feel about it. The girlfriend works at a college campus that has a lot of prep programs for students fresh off the boat from the third world. I'm just going to issue her a friendly reminder that the usual "avoid people who seem to have colds" now applies triple-strength this semester, and if someone starts having a vomiting/diarrhea-type problem, just step the fark away and let somebody else deal with it.

There isn't going to be a pandemic, but there could certainly be an incident. No glory in getting into the middle of it.

My GF has to fly into West Africa on a business trip.  Awesome.  At least she managed to convince HR that the cheapest ticket into Sierra Leone wasn't the best option.


Is buying blood diamonds or making illegal arms sales? Why would you send someone to West Africa right now?
 
2014-07-29 09:56:35 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: born_yesterday: freewill: Some Bass Playing Guy: I don't think ebola is something to worry about, but I'm also not foolish enough to think that it would never show up here in the U.S. It can take up to 3 weeks for someone to become  symptomatic and at first someone might think they just have the flu or something. Someone could be infected but not feel sick, get on a plane and come to the U.S. and then start feeling symptoms.

This is more or less how I feel about it. The girlfriend works at a college campus that has a lot of prep programs for students fresh off the boat from the third world. I'm just going to issue her a friendly reminder that the usual "avoid people who seem to have colds" now applies triple-strength this semester, and if someone starts having a vomiting/diarrhea-type problem, just step the fark away and let somebody else deal with it.

There isn't going to be a pandemic, but there could certainly be an incident. No glory in getting into the middle of it.

My GF has to fly into West Africa on a business trip.  Awesome.  At least she managed to convince HR that the cheapest ticket into Sierra Leone wasn't the best option.

Is buying blood diamonds or making illegal arms sales? Why would you send someone to West Africa right now?


Is she buying.
 
2014-07-29 09:56:44 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: born_yesterday: freewill: Some Bass Playing Guy: I don't think ebola is something to worry about, but I'm also not foolish enough to think that it would never show up here in the U.S. It can take up to 3 weeks for someone to become  symptomatic and at first someone might think they just have the flu or something. Someone could be infected but not feel sick, get on a plane and come to the U.S. and then start feeling symptoms.

This is more or less how I feel about it. The girlfriend works at a college campus that has a lot of prep programs for students fresh off the boat from the third world. I'm just going to issue her a friendly reminder that the usual "avoid people who seem to have colds" now applies triple-strength this semester, and if someone starts having a vomiting/diarrhea-type problem, just step the fark away and let somebody else deal with it.

There isn't going to be a pandemic, but there could certainly be an incident. No glory in getting into the middle of it.

My GF has to fly into West Africa on a business trip.  Awesome.  At least she managed to convince HR that the cheapest ticket into Sierra Leone wasn't the best option.

Is buying blood diamonds or making illegal arms sales? Why would you send someone to West Africa right now?


West Africa is the only source on earth for unobtainium.
 
2014-07-29 09:56:56 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: born_yesterday: freewill: Some Bass Playing Guy: I don't think ebola is something to worry about, but I'm also not foolish enough to think that it would never show up here in the U.S. It can take up to 3 weeks for someone to become  symptomatic and at first someone might think they just have the flu or something. Someone could be infected but not feel sick, get on a plane and come to the U.S. and then start feeling symptoms.

This is more or less how I feel about it. The girlfriend works at a college campus that has a lot of prep programs for students fresh off the boat from the third world. I'm just going to issue her a friendly reminder that the usual "avoid people who seem to have colds" now applies triple-strength this semester, and if someone starts having a vomiting/diarrhea-type problem, just step the fark away and let somebody else deal with it.

There isn't going to be a pandemic, but there could certainly be an incident. No glory in getting into the middle of it.

My GF has to fly into West Africa on a business trip.  Awesome.  At least she managed to convince HR that the cheapest ticket into Sierra Leone wasn't the best option.

Is buying blood diamonds or making illegal arms sales? Why would you send someone to West Africa right now?


Cheaper than a severance package
 
2014-07-29 09:57:28 AM  

Lost Thought 00: A general rule to live by is "Never Go To Africa or Australia". Nothing but death and disease to be found there


Added for people who dislike 'the most poisonous killer' anything.
 
2014-07-29 09:58:32 AM  

bednet: This is the point where I usually evolve my virus to be airborne transmissible.

/geek


Not before rodents, for obvious reasons.
 
2014-07-29 10:02:35 AM  

born_yesterday: freewill: Some Bass Playing Guy: I don't think ebola is something to worry about, but I'm also not foolish enough to think that it would never show up here in the U.S. It can take up to 3 weeks for someone to become  symptomatic and at first someone might think they just have the flu or something. Someone could be infected but not feel sick, get on a plane and come to the U.S. and then start feeling symptoms.

This is more or less how I feel about it. The girlfriend works at a college campus that has a lot of prep programs for students fresh off the boat from the third world. I'm just going to issue her a friendly reminder that the usual "avoid people who seem to have colds" now applies triple-strength this semester, and if someone starts having a vomiting/diarrhea-type problem, just step the fark away and let somebody else deal with it.

There isn't going to be a pandemic, but there could certainly be an incident. No glory in getting into the middle of it.

My GF has to fly into West Africa on a business trip.  Awesome.  At least she managed to convince HR that the cheapest ticket into Sierra Leone wasn't the best option.


My response to that would be, "If you fly me into that shiat hole and I catch something, I'm going to come in to work and infect your ass when I get back."
 
2014-07-29 10:06:19 AM  
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2014-07-29 10:06:30 AM  
Yeah, if that guy on the plane to Nigeria who became symptomatic spread it to the other people on the plane who are now loose throughout Nigeria, then it could take off in Lagos.  Once they become symptomatic they will spread it around Lagos.  I kinda am curious what kind of momentum it can generate.
 
2014-07-29 10:08:43 AM  
Two words. Terror attack.

AQ already had a chemical weapons program. Now they just need some dudes to go into infected areas then move them around the globe.

Or since ISIS wants to take over India....
 
2014-07-29 10:09:07 AM  
the american doctor who has Ebola is in grave condition now.  such a shame.
 
2014-07-29 10:10:06 AM  
Given that it only spreads via bodily fluids, and doesn't live long on a dry surface, no, I'm not terribly worried.

One of the huge problems they've been having is

1) Local fear of hospitals/government (due to some BRUTAL civil wars they've happened in the area)
2) Funerary customs (Touching and bathing the dead)
3) Locals not having dealt with it before, so there's a big knowledge/ignorance gap.

This is not the spanish flu. It's not friggen AIRBORNE, for starters.
 
2014-07-29 10:11:05 AM  

Lost Thought 00: A general rule to live by is "Never Go To Africa". Nothing but death and disease to be found there


So basically, it's like the rest of the planet.
 
2014-07-29 10:18:18 AM  
I read a report once from a UN eugenics expert.  He said that Ebola is the perfect way to reduce population.  Kills 9 out of 10 and the ones left can bury the dead.  It was an interesting read from an efficiency standpoint only.
 
2014-07-29 10:25:31 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Two words. Terror attack.

AQ already had a chemical weapons program. Now they just need some dudes to go into infected areas then move them around the globe.

Or since ISIS wants to take over India....


TERRORIST LEADER: "Achmed, I have a cunning plan . . I need you to go to Africa, eat fruit bats until you get a fever, and then go to Boise and lick every American you can find."
ACHMED: "Boise?   Do I have to?"
 
2014-07-29 10:25:52 AM  
Let him touch you...


Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, says he has found a cure for the deadly Ebola disease.

http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/29/stop-fear-can-cure-ebola-virus-popular - lagos-pastor/

The clergyman who announced this on his facebook page, disclosed that all that is needed to cure the disease is to lay his hands on a victim and the rest is history.
 
2014-07-29 10:28:16 AM  
i'm a baby boomer. bring back the spanish flu and the way it was able to wipe out perfectly healthy young adults while the socks and sandal wearing old folks watered their lawns.
 
2014-07-29 10:30:03 AM  
I feel so conflicted...
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2014-07-29 10:32:47 AM  
Ebola, a licky boom boom down!

All together now.
 
2014-07-29 10:33:11 AM  

bigsteve3OOO: I read a report once from a UN eugenics expert.  He said that Ebola is the perfect way to reduce population.  ...


Sorry, I'm having a hard time believing this was legit.
 
2014-07-29 10:34:28 AM  

phaseolus: bigsteve3OOO: I read a report once from a UN eugenics expert.  He said that Ebola is the perfect way to reduce population.  ...

Sorry, I'm having a hard time believing this was legit.


Yeah ebola is far from perfect...
 
2014-07-29 10:35:10 AM  

neversubmit: Let him touch you...


Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, says he has found a cure for the deadly Ebola disease.

http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/29/stop-fear-can-cure-ebola-virus-popular - lagos-pastor/

The clergyman who announced this on his facebook page, disclosed that all that is needed to cure the disease is to lay his hands on a victim and the rest is history.


Its nice when assholes are self treating like that.
 
2014-07-29 10:35:20 AM  
toraque:TERRORIST LEADER: "Achmed, I have a cunning plan . . I need you to go to Africa, eat fruit bats until you get a fever, and then go to Boise and lick every American you can find."

I have no idea how some of these weird epidemics start.

pixdaus.com
 
2014-07-29 10:36:59 AM  

Skraeling:Its too good at what it does, it tends to burn itself out before getting anywhere really.

I remember saying that...back in February.

HMS_Blinkin: And it's only communicable when the patient is actually symptomatic.


See below.

bigsteve3OOO: I read a report once from a UN eugenics expert.  He said that Ebola is the perfect way to reduce population.  Kills 9 out of 10 and the ones left can bury the dead.


And then they get it by handling the carcass.
 
2014-07-29 10:38:06 AM  

phaseolus: bigsteve3OOO: I read a report once from a UN eugenics expert.  He said that Ebola is the perfect way to reduce population.  ...

Sorry, I'm having a hard time believing this was legit.


It was on the internet.  So it is true. It was part of an agenda 21 report.  I got there from a reliable source.  prison planet.com
 
2014-07-29 10:43:20 AM  

irreverence: I feel so conflicted...
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2014-07-29 10:43:32 AM  
Since it is a virus, is it like most viruses where once you get it and survive, you are then immune? If so, the 10% that have survived it are now immune...
 
2014-07-29 10:48:34 AM  

machoprogrammer: Since it is a virus, is it like most viruses where once you get it and survive, you are then immune? If so, the 10% that have survived it are now immune...


Then we have Marburg :)
 
2014-07-29 10:50:50 AM  

neversubmit: Let him touch you...


Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, says he has found a cure for the deadly Ebola disease.

http://dailypost.ng/2014/07/29/stop-fear-can-cure-ebola-virus-popular - lagos-pastor/

The clergyman who announced this on his facebook page, disclosed that all that is needed to cure the disease is to lay his hands on a victim and the rest is history.


Well, that'll solve ONE problem I see in the article, for sure.
 
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