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2014-07-31 11:38:42 PM  
They need health care.
 
2014-07-31 11:41:51 PM  
All necessary precautions have been taken.  Nothing can go wrong!  Right?
 
2014-07-31 11:57:04 PM  
Baby can you dig your man?
/get ready
 
2014-08-01 12:53:32 AM  

Prey4reign: All necessary precautions have been taken.  Nothing can go wrong!  Right?


Right. The disease needs contact with infected fluids to spread, does not aerosolize, and the infected are being brought back in a plane with a specially outfitted isolation unit to a facility specifically designed to handle them (a separate building in the hospital complex).

Even a cursory review of the facts shows that there is no actual threat or danger. If Ebola spread here on it's own it still wouldn't be a threat to the wider public. Our healthcare system is robustly able to handle this kind of threat. Literally every single person throwing a fit about this is an idiot.
 
2014-08-01 01:14:03 AM  

Alunan: Prey4reign: All necessary precautions have been taken.  Nothing can go wrong!  Right?

Right. The disease needs contact with infected fluids to spread, does not aerosolize, and the infected are being brought back in a plane with a specially outfitted isolation unit to a facility specifically designed to handle them (a separate building in the hospital complex).

Even a cursory review of the facts shows that there is no actual threat or danger. If Ebola spread here on it's own it still wouldn't be a threat to the wider public. Our healthcare system is robustly able to handle this kind of threat. Literally every single person throwing a fit about this is an idiot.


I'm betting since these people are already halfway gone they are going to be early test subjects for a treatment the military wants to fast track and the families agreed to it.  It's something we couldn't do with non-US citizens.
 
2014-08-01 01:25:14 AM  

Lsherm: Alunan: Prey4reign: All necessary precautions have been taken.  Nothing can go wrong!  Right?

Right. The disease needs contact with infected fluids to spread, does not aerosolize, and the infected are being brought back in a plane with a specially outfitted isolation unit to a facility specifically designed to handle them (a separate building in the hospital complex).

Even a cursory review of the facts shows that there is no actual threat or danger. If Ebola spread here on it's own it still wouldn't be a threat to the wider public. Our healthcare system is robustly able to handle this kind of threat. Literally every single person throwing a fit about this is an idiot.

I'm betting since these people are already halfway gone they are going to be early test subjects for a treatment the military wants to fast track and the families agreed to it.  It's something we couldn't do with non-US citizens.


Plausible. Especially since they are being treated with an experimental serum and transfusions from survivors. No doubt there is a lot of data to be gleaned. If that's the case I laud the effort.
 
2014-08-01 01:34:09 AM  

Alunan: Lsherm: Alunan: Prey4reign: All necessary precautions have been taken.  Nothing can go wrong!  Right?

Right. The disease needs contact with infected fluids to spread, does not aerosolize, and the infected are being brought back in a plane with a specially outfitted isolation unit to a facility specifically designed to handle them (a separate building in the hospital complex).

Even a cursory review of the facts shows that there is no actual threat or danger. If Ebola spread here on it's own it still wouldn't be a threat to the wider public. Our healthcare system is robustly able to handle this kind of threat. Literally every single person throwing a fit about this is an idiot.

I'm betting since these people are already halfway gone they are going to be early test subjects for a treatment the military wants to fast track and the families agreed to it.  It's something we couldn't do with non-US citizens.

Plausible. Especially since they are being treated with an experimental serum and transfusions from survivors. No doubt there is a lot of data to be gleaned. If that's the case I laud the effort.


I hope this is so, because it would hold promise for stopping this outbreak, or at least treating the people who will likely still fall victim.
 
2014-08-01 01:54:27 AM  

Lsherm: Alunan: Prey4reign: All necessary precautions have been taken.  Nothing can go wrong!  Right?

Right. The disease needs contact with infected fluids to spread, does not aerosolize, and the infected are being brought back in a plane with a specially outfitted isolation unit to a facility specifically designed to handle them (a separate building in the hospital complex).

Even a cursory review of the facts shows that there is no actual threat or danger. If Ebola spread here on it's own it still wouldn't be a threat to the wider public. Our healthcare system is robustly able to handle this kind of threat. Literally every single person throwing a fit about this is an idiot.

I'm betting since these people are already halfway gone they are going to be early test subjects for a treatment the military wants to fast track and the families agreed to it.  It's something we couldn't do with non-US citizens.


It's much more likely that Michelle Bachmann was right and we're going to use young asylum seekers that come over the border for medical experiments.

Right? Who's with me! Anyone? Anyone?
 
2014-08-01 02:09:41 AM  
Damn, and here I thought the headline just meant samples.

THIS IS HOW THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE STARTS, PEOPLE!

/president Madagascar would never have allowed this
 
2014-08-01 02:21:04 AM  
Somebody I know, who seems incredibly biased at minimum, seemed fearful about this, until I told her about the CDC being located in Atlanta.  Surprisingly, she didn't know the CDC was based there!  Shall I tell her about all the bugs they have there?
 
2014-08-01 03:07:23 AM  
What could possibly go right?
 
2014-08-01 03:10:00 AM  

bluorangefyre: Somebody I know, who seems incredibly biased at minimum, seemed fearful about this, until I told her about the CDC being located in Atlanta.  Surprisingly, she didn't know the CDC was based there!  Shall I tell her about all the bugs they have there?


They are one of only two places in the entire world that carries small pox.  OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE OF SMALL POX!!!
 
2014-08-01 03:11:08 AM  
Watch for the jet to land at Johnston County, NC

/obscure?
 
2014-08-01 03:15:37 AM  
norgy.net
Doesn't see the problem.

/*eyeball blink*
 
2014-08-01 03:23:46 AM  

farkingismybusiness: [norgy.net image 850x532]
Doesn't see the problem.

/*eyeball blink*


So the CDC's plans are horribly telegraphed and yet take forever to actually go anywhere?
 
2014-08-01 03:26:06 AM  
Lots of Ebola articles on fark. Is your media going berserk with scaremongering over this?
 
2014-08-01 03:27:43 AM  
When are we going to finally develop forcefield technology so we can wall off Africa and also Detroit?
 
2014-08-01 03:29:43 AM  

yukichigai: farkingismybusiness: [norgy.net image 850x532]
Doesn't see the problem.

/*eyeball blink*

So the CDC's plans are horribly telegraphed and yet take forever to actually go anywhere?


www.etonline.com
Definitely. Definitely definitely.
 
2014-08-01 03:31:45 AM  
I'm scared of hantavirus. I know I can't get it and that I've never really been in a situation in exacta where it was even possible.

But nonetheless, when somebody gets hantavirus in Montana I start to worry; I don't want to bleed out of my dick even one time ever.

/paging dr. Freud
//drinking
///slashies are best in 3s
 
2014-08-01 03:34:28 AM  
On top of having hospitals with fully trained staff in terms of droplet precautions and using personal protective equipment, we also lack the political/cultural issues that are driving the epidemic over there. It's not like we don't know how to stop an Ebola outbreak. We absolutely do.

But you need people to cooperate: not touch dead bodies, don't open body bags, don't keep sick people at home instead of taking them to a hospital, and for the love of god, not taking family member's out of the hospital to visit the local healer instead. That area is unfamiliar with Ebola, and many have deep distrust of their governments and healthcare workers.
 
2014-08-01 03:36:03 AM  
Alunan: the disease needs contact with infected fluids to spread, does not aerosolize (yet)

FTFY

I am sure there are top men working on it...top men.
 
2014-08-01 03:37:54 AM  
A lot of the people who die from Ebola actually die from shock not blood loss. Part of what they may be trying to do is find a way to deal with the shock in hopes that will allow more people to survive.
 
2014-08-01 03:39:00 AM  
i262.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-01 03:43:23 AM  

arkansized: Watch for the jet to land at Johnston County, NC

/obscure?


Ghost planes?
Yeah, pretty obscure.
 
2014-08-01 03:46:18 AM  

spamdog: Lots of Ebola articles on fark. Is your media going berserk with scaremongering over this?


I got ebola from butchugging after falling victim to the knockout game at a rainbow party
 
2014-08-01 03:47:43 AM  

Alaskan Yoda: Baby can you dig your man?
/get ready


I tried watching the nineties mini-series of The Stand on Netflix recently and mam was the acting worse than I remember. I only made it through part one.

/Molly Ringwald was pretty hot though.
 
2014-08-01 03:50:50 AM  
therobotwatch.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-01 03:52:10 AM  

BSABSVR: spamdog: Lots of Ebola articles on fark. Is your media going berserk with scaremongering over this?

I got ebola from butchugging after falling victim to the knockout game at a rainbow party


Pardon my ignorance, but is that actually a thing or a filterpwn?
 
2014-08-01 03:53:00 AM  
www.rankopedia.com
 
2014-08-01 03:58:06 AM  
Hope the plane don't wreck going into Atlanta. Bodily fluids all over the place.
 
2014-08-01 03:58:21 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: BSABSVR: spamdog: Lots of Ebola articles on fark. Is your media going berserk with scaremongering over this?

I got ebola from butchugging after falling victim to the knockout game at a rainbow party

Pardon my ignorance, but is that actually a thing or a filterpwn?


Typo. It should be butt-chugging. And it's "real".
 
2014-08-01 04:00:29 AM  

Pixter: On top of having hospitals with fully trained staff in terms of droplet precautions and using personal protective equipment, we also lack the political/cultural issues that are driving the epidemic over there. It's not like we don't know how to stop an Ebola outbreak. We absolutely do.

But you need people to cooperate: not touch dead bodies, don't open body bags, don't keep sick people at home instead of taking them to a hospital, and for the love of god, not taking family member's out of the hospital to visit the local healer instead. That area is unfamiliar with Ebola, and many have deep distrust of their governments and healthcare workers.


Oh come on.

Atlanta can't be that bad, can it?
 
2014-08-01 04:03:18 AM  
static.ddmcdn.com

Know who else is from Atlanta?
 
2014-08-01 04:03:40 AM  
Aeroplane get sick?

"Flight en route to Liberia to evacuate Americans infected with Ebola"

Maybe the 777 got it from a toilet seat.

/ hold the applause
// cooties

/// ooga booga.


//// ungawa
 
2014-08-01 04:04:21 AM  

iron de havilland: Pixter: On top of having hospitals with fully trained staff in terms of droplet precautions and using personal protective equipment, we also lack the political/cultural issues that are driving the epidemic over there. It's not like we don't know how to stop an Ebola outbreak. We absolutely do.

But you need people to cooperate: not touch dead bodies, don't open body bags, don't keep sick people at home instead of taking them to a hospital, and for the love of god, not taking family member's out of the hospital to visit the local healer instead. That area is unfamiliar with Ebola, and many have deep distrust of their governments and healthcare workers.

Oh come on.

Atlanta can't be that bad, can it?


it can. It's more colorful residents refer to it as Hotlanta. That should tell you all you need to know.
 
2014-08-01 04:07:30 AM  

Ambivalence: bluorangefyre: Somebody I know, who seems incredibly biased at minimum, seemed fearful about this, until I told her about the CDC being located in Atlanta.  Surprisingly, she didn't know the CDC was based there!  Shall I tell her about all the bugs they have there?

They are one of only two places in the entire world that carries small pox.  OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE OF SMALL POX!!!


Or the fact the CDC had some unaccounted small pox virus ampules they didnt even know about it in a storage closet with no security?

on mobile, could some find the fark thread on it?
 
2014-08-01 04:10:58 AM  
If they are in grave condition, they will not survive the flight home, no matter what efforts are taken. That is a long plane ride to Atlanta

Even with our advanced health care and public sanitation...I would still be concerned with Ebola. The fact is we have folks who just emigrated from nations where their people are not all properly potty trained.
 
2014-08-01 04:14:03 AM  

BSABSVR: Danger Avoid Death: BSABSVR: spamdog: Lots of Ebola articles on fark. Is your media going berserk with scaremongering over this?

I got ebola from butchugging after falling victim to the knockout game at a rainbow party

Pardon my ignorance, but is that actually a thing or a filterpwn?

Typo. It should be butt-chugging. And it's "real".


*looks it up*

i0.kym-cdn.com

geez ...
 
2014-08-01 04:19:21 AM  

Alunan: Prey4reign: 

Even a cursory review of the facts shows that there is no actual threat or danger. If Ebola spread here on it's own it still wouldn't be a threat to the wider public. Our healthcare system is robustly able to handle this kind of threat.


Its, goddamnit ITS!
 
2014-08-01 04:26:10 AM  
Now see here, we can't expect  all the inner cities to shrivel up nicely like Detroit. We've got to have plans in place to quarantine and cauterize.
 
2014-08-01 04:27:01 AM  
Relevant XKCD:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-08-01 04:29:37 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: BSABSVR: Danger Avoid Death: BSABSVR: spamdog: Lots of Ebola articles on fark. Is your media going berserk with scaremongering over this?

I got ebola from butchugging after falling victim to the knockout game at a rainbow party

Pardon my ignorance, but is that actually a thing or a filterpwn?

Typo. It should be butt-chugging. And it's "real".

*looks it up*

[i0.kym-cdn.com image 292x302]

geez ...


I prefer the original butch-ugging. Apparently that's a thing, too.
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-08-01 04:34:16 AM  

Alunan: Prey4reign: All necessary precautions have been taken.  Nothing can go wrong!  Right?

Right. The disease needs contact with infected fluids to spread, does not aerosolize, and the infected are being brought back in a plane with a specially outfitted isolation unit to a facility specifically designed to handle them (a separate building in the hospital complex).

Even a cursory review of the facts shows that there is no actual threat or danger. If Ebola spread here on it's own it still wouldn't be a threat to the wider public. Our healthcare system is robustly able to handle this kind of threat. Literally every single person throwing a fit about this is an idiot.


Haven't you watched the movie?

Someone gets both the flu and ebola and then bam, we have ebola that can aerosolize.

Viruses throw around DNA all over the place and there might be that magical splice of the mixture of flu and ebola.
 
2014-08-01 04:35:59 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: The fact is we have folks who just emigrated from nations where their people are not all properly potty trained.


www.gadgetteaser.com
 
2014-08-01 04:41:45 AM  

mr0x: Viruses throw around DNA all over the place and there might be that magical splice of the mixture of flu and ebola.



Ebufola!
 
2014-08-01 04:42:38 AM  

mr0x: Alunan: Prey4reign: All necessary precautions have been taken.  Nothing can go wrong!  Right?

Right. The disease needs contact with infected fluids to spread, does not aerosolize, and the infected are being brought back in a plane with a specially outfitted isolation unit to a facility specifically designed to handle them (a separate building in the hospital complex).

Even a cursory review of the facts shows that there is no actual threat or danger. If Ebola spread here on it's own it still wouldn't be a threat to the wider public. Our healthcare system is robustly able to handle this kind of threat. Literally every single person throwing a fit about this is an idiot.

Haven't you watched the movie?

Someone gets both the flu and ebola and then bam, we have ebola that can aerosolize.

Viruses throw around DNA all over the place and there might be that magical splice of the mixture of flu and ebola.


From the makers of Sharknado and Sharknado 2, SyFy channel is proud to present ... FLUBOLA!
 
2014-08-01 05:11:10 AM  

Alunan: Prey4reign: All necessary precautions have been taken.  Nothing can go wrong!  Right?

Right. The disease needs contact with infected fluids to spread, does not aerosolize, and the infected are being brought back in a plane with a specially outfitted isolation unit to a facility specifically designed to handle them (a separate building in the hospital complex).

Even a cursory review of the facts shows that there is no actual threat or danger. If Ebola spread here on it's own it still wouldn't be a threat to the wider public. Our healthcare system is robustly able to handle this kind of threat. Literally every single person throwing a fit about this is an idiot.


Apparently the rose-colored goggles do something after all.  Have you BEEN in an emergency room in a major city?  Outside of the cities we have enough Amish, Christian Scientists and various evangelical cults who wouldn't give up the bodies of the victims until the outbreak spread.  You think anyone who subscribes to Sarah Palin's podcast would go to the hospital if they were sick?  No.  Because they'd be whining about 'Muh freedomz!'.  FFS we let measles come back because people wouldn't vaccinate their kids.  There's a guy with drug-resistant TB running around California and the authorities can't find him.  We'd need martial law to deal with an outbreak and it's all dependent on the CDC not bungling the whole thing.

Now, I have some faith that they won't fark this up, but it's a little dismissive to call anyone with concerns 'an idiot'.
 
2014-08-01 05:25:14 AM  

Mr. Ekshun: I prefer the original butch-ugging. Apparently that's a thing, too.


classic
 
2014-08-01 06:00:38 AM  

spamdog: Lots of Ebola articles on fark. Is your media going berserk with scaremongering over this?


There isn't anything else significantly 'new' that is going on, so this is the Drama Of The Day.

Don't worry, we'll be back to talking about Bieber or the Kardashians soon enough
 
2014-08-01 06:05:16 AM  

Point02GPA: Hope the plane don't wreck going into Atlanta. Bodily fluids all over the place.


Hopefully it doesn't crash into the CDC, where the Ebola would combine with Smallpox and immediately killl everything on the planet.

Hopefully

/if yyou're going to be paranoid, go all in
 
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