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(ABC)   Ebola-infected doctor gave his only dose of an experimental treatment to his Ebola-infected coworker   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 122
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2014-08-01 11:58:30 AM  
All Ebola news, all the time.
 
2014-08-01 11:59:07 AM  
Experimental? Yeah, I would to. Wait to see what happened and if all good, take the next one. Clever thinking doc.
 
2014-08-01 12:03:41 PM  
a.abcnews.com

Your sunglasses are on upside down. Wait. No. Now they're on upside down. Wait. No. Please take those off.
 
2014-08-01 12:04:17 PM  
Hero? I would basically say anyone who wouldn't do the same isn't fit to be a doctor.

They might be money grubbers in the states, but even here they really want to help people.
 
2014-08-01 01:11:04 PM  
Has it made it to Madagascar yet?
 
2014-08-01 01:28:26 PM  
did it work?
 
2014-08-01 01:31:19 PM  
Rock, paper, scissors would have been more fair.
 
2014-08-01 01:31:20 PM  
He turned into Super Ebola Man, with his guitar band.
 
2014-08-01 01:31:26 PM  
What a waste, the other woman is a missionary.  At least he's actually doing something useful and good for the world. It'd be like giving me a potentially life saving serum, a waste if the other person was like a doctor or useful physicist.
 
2014-08-01 01:33:51 PM  
i think it's time

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2014-08-01 01:34:28 PM  
Like he's going to test a potentially fatal treatment on himself.
 
2014-08-01 01:34:28 PM  
Still a very brave act.

Hope they both make it.
 
2014-08-01 01:36:16 PM  

Maggie_Luna: What a waste, the other woman is a missionary.  At least he's actually doing something useful and good for the world. It'd be like giving me a potentially life saving serum, a waste if the other person was like a doctor or useful physicist.


She was a missionary risking her life to provide care for patients in an Ebola Hospital. I have no use for missionaries in general, but I don't care what she was before, she deserves just as much credit as anyone else doing the same work.
 
MFK
2014-08-01 01:36:36 PM  

sleeps in trees: Maggie_Luna: What a waste, the other woman is a missionary.  At least he's actually doing something useful and good for the world. It'd be like giving me a potentially life saving serum, a waste if the other person was like a doctor or useful physicist.


That's a very unpopular opinion, and I agree with it.


I know what you mean. I had the same thought "what does Africa really need? More ebola fighters or missionaries?"  My wife pointed out, however, that this wasn't just your run of the mill bible thumper but a missionary who was working with Ebola patients which is exceedingly dangerous and selfless.

I felt bad.
 
2014-08-01 01:36:49 PM  

doglover: Hero? I would basically say anyone who wouldn't do the same isn't fit to be a doctor.

They might be money grubbers in the states, but even here they really want to help people.


Not this

Maggie_Luna: What a waste, the other woman is a missionary.  At least he's actually doing something useful and good for the world. It'd be like giving me a potentially life saving serum, a waste if the other person was like a doctor or useful physicist.


This

He is actually a doctor...she is basically a candy striper down there.  She has 0% chance of helping anyone, he atleast has a percentage slightly above 0
 
2014-08-01 01:37:48 PM  
Coming soon, in time for the Holiday Season

iBola, just like eBola, but more expensive, with a proprietary cure, downloadable from iTunes..

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2014-08-01 01:39:51 PM  
This sounds like the plot of that virus movie with Matt Damon and Larry Fishburne.
 
2014-08-01 01:39:52 PM  
That was very selfless of him, but he's young, with skills that could save others, and a family to support.   She's not exactly old, but has lived more of her life.  She's a missionary hygenist. Useful skills, but nearly as useful as a trained doctor.   It'd be better for people of that area if he had taken the dose (assuming it works).

Then again, there are constant rumors that his condition has taken a turn for the worse and there haven't been any for the missionary.  Maybe he's aware that he's doomed and she has a fighting chance.
 
2014-08-01 01:40:00 PM  
Wow, tough crowd.

(I know, I know:)
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2014-08-01 01:40:06 PM  

bdub77: [a.abcnews.com image 384x288]

Your sunglasses are on upside down. Wait. No. Now they're on upside down. Wait. No. Please take those off.


What is it with this trendy oversized sunglasses thing?

You look like this:

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2014-08-01 01:40:30 PM  
Before diminishing the missionary, I want you to consider that she might be like Robert Deniro in The Mission, teaching these tribes to defend themselves against hostile invaders. Sure, still futile, but cool to watch.
 
2014-08-01 01:44:02 PM  

BitwiseShift: Coming soon, in time for the Holiday Season

iBola, just like eBola, but more expensive, with a proprietary cure, downloadable from iTunes..

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After download:

A new version of iBola (1.7.3.9.4.2.5) is available. Would you like to download it now?
 
2014-08-01 01:45:00 PM  
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2014-08-01 01:47:19 PM  

you are a puppet: Before diminishing the missionary, I want you to consider that she might be like Robert Deniro in The Mission, teaching these tribes to defend themselves against hostile invaders. Sure, still futile, but cool to watch.


She is tho, against any religion other then christianity.
 
2014-08-01 01:49:50 PM  
"However, Dr. Brantly received a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who had survived Ebola because of Dr. Brantly's care," Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, said in a statement. "The young boy and his family wanted to be able to help the doctor that saved his life."

Also very impressive.
 
2014-08-01 01:52:45 PM  
Interesting that he was given a unit of blood from a patient of his that survived.  I wonder if there is any thought that the young patient's blood might have some Ebola specific antibodies.

/btw, why does spell check insist that I capitalize Ebola?
 
2014-08-01 01:53:18 PM  

wxboy: "However, Dr. Brantly received a unit of blood from a 14-year-old boy who had survived Ebola because of Dr. Brantly's care," Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse, said in a statement. "The young boy and his family wanted to be able to help the doctor that saved his life."

Also very impressive.


so he re-gifted?  who does that?
 
2014-08-01 01:55:21 PM  

lolumadbro: you are a puppet: Before diminishing the missionary, I want you to consider that she might be like Robert Deniro in The Mission, teaching these tribes to defend themselves against hostile invaders. Sure, still futile, but cool to watch.

She is tho, against any religion other then christianity.


Doc is a missionary, too. no?
 
2014-08-01 01:56:00 PM  
And two Ebola patients are being flown back here to be treated.... we are bringing the disease here....
 
2014-08-01 01:56:37 PM  
We should have a bola-thon.
 
2014-08-01 01:57:23 PM  

uncleacid: We should have a bola-thon.


bloa-for-bucks
 
2014-08-01 01:59:20 PM  
mediad.publicbroadcasting.net
Coming soon to the catwalk in New York, Paris, London...
 
2014-08-01 01:59:24 PM  

Maggie_Luna: What a waste, the other woman is a missionary.  At least he's actually doing something useful and good for the world. It'd be like giving me a potentially life saving serum, a waste if the other person was like a doctor or useful physicist.


Well if they pull through, he's got lifetime hero all access to an always growing pool of sweet sweet missionary ass. So he's got that going for him, which is nice.
 
2014-08-01 02:00:16 PM  

uber humper: Interesting that he was given a unit of blood from a patient of his that survived.  I wonder if there is any thought that the young patient's blood might have some Ebola specific antibodies.

/btw, why does spell check insist that I capitalize Ebola?


It's named after the Ebola River, so, proper noun, etc.
 
2014-08-01 02:01:12 PM  

OlderGuy: And two Ebola patients are being flown back here to be treated.... we are bringing the disease here....


Unless you are planning to roll around in their bodily fluids unprotected, you'll be OK.
 
2014-08-01 02:01:32 PM  

someonelse: uber humper: Interesting that he was given a unit of blood from a patient of his that survived.  I wonder if there is any thought that the young patient's blood might have some Ebola specific antibodies.

/btw, why does spell check insist that I capitalize Ebola?

It's named after the Ebola River, so, proper noun, etc.


also it's the name of the virus that will kill us all.

/or just a few people in africa
 
2014-08-01 02:02:14 PM  

uber humper: Interesting that he was given a unit of blood from a patient of his that survived.  I wonder if there is any thought that the young patient's blood might have some Ebola specific antibodies.

/btw, why does spell check insist that I capitalize Ebola?


I don't understand.

Do you question the spell check when it insists you capitalize other clearly proper nouns?
 
2014-08-01 02:03:42 PM  

OlderGuy: And two Ebola patients are being flown back here to be treated.... we are bringing the disease here....


That doesn't concern me.  They're coming to a place that undoubtedly is one of the best on the planet at handling this type of thing safely.
 
2014-08-01 02:04:15 PM  

A Fark Handle: someonelse: uber humper: Interesting that he was given a unit of blood from a patient of his that survived.  I wonder if there is any thought that the young patient's blood might have some Ebola specific antibodies.

/btw, why does spell check insist that I capitalize Ebola?

It's named after the Ebola River, so, proper noun, etc.

also it's the name of the virus that will kill us all.

/or just a few people in africa


Yeah but we don't capitalize herpes because there's no Herpes River, and it wasn't named after Bob Herpes.
 
2014-08-01 02:04:24 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: doglover: Hero? I would basically say anyone who wouldn't do the same isn't fit to be a doctor.

They might be money grubbers in the states, but even here they really want to help people.

Not this

Maggie_Luna: What a waste, the other woman is a missionary.  At least he's actually doing something useful and good for the world. It'd be like giving me a potentially life saving serum, a waste if the other person was like a doctor or useful physicist.

This

He is actually a doctor...she is basically a candy striper down there.  She has 0% chance of helping anyone, he atleast has a percentage slightly above 0



Fark em both.

Yes, sorry.  Not the popular opinion.  Don't bring that shiat over here for two people.  Shoulda shot the plane down over the ocean.
 
2014-08-01 02:06:26 PM  
Piss poor excuse for a mobile site. Can we please stop hosting these links or find the story elsewhere...perhaps somewhere that let's me scroll forcryinoutloud

Not the first time I've had this issue with abcnews mobile site...actually its every time...

Damn near useless
 
2014-08-01 02:07:47 PM  

AFKobel: uber humper: Interesting that he was given a unit of blood from a patient of his that survived.  I wonder if there is any thought that the young patient's blood might have some Ebola specific antibodies.

/btw, why does spell check insist that I capitalize Ebola?

I don't understand.

Do you question the spell check when it insists you capitalize other clearly proper nouns?


influenza tuberculosis hepatitis

proper nouns or proper names?
 
2014-08-01 02:08:14 PM  

Maggie_Luna: What a waste, the other woman is a missionary.  At least he's actually doing something useful and good for the world. It'd be like giving me a potentially life saving serum, a waste if the other person was like a doctor or useful physicist.


He was in Africa while his wife was back home. Since Ebola is transmitted by body fluids, obviously spiritual care was not the only "missionary" work she was performing.
 
2014-08-01 02:08:16 PM  

ZzeusS: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: doglover: Hero? I would basically say anyone who wouldn't do the same isn't fit to be a doctor.

They might be money grubbers in the states, but even here they really want to help people.

Not this

Maggie_Luna: What a waste, the other woman is a missionary.  At least he's actually doing something useful and good for the world. It'd be like giving me a potentially life saving serum, a waste if the other person was like a doctor or useful physicist.

This

He is actually a doctor...she is basically a candy striper down there.  She has 0% chance of helping anyone, he atleast has a percentage slightly above 0


Fark em both.

Yes, sorry.  Not the popular opinion.  Don't bring that shiat over here for two people.  Shoulda shot the plane down over the ocean.


You know it's not hugely contagious, right? The main danger is to healthcare workers and people caring for victims or handling dead bodies -- without protection, in areas with poor sanitation. The virus was not born of the mind of Guillermo del Toro.
 
2014-08-01 02:08:28 PM  
So, you brought the virus, an infected form of transport, a group of people who've been exposed .. and everything along the way to the United States .. to a CDC which has so completely lost its GD mind that they've been caught storing smallpox in a broom closet and explains this monumental farking with .."who, me ..?"
 
2014-08-01 02:09:24 PM  

uber humper: AFKobel: uber humper: Interesting that he was given a unit of blood from a patient of his that survived.  I wonder if there is any thought that the young patient's blood might have some Ebola specific antibodies.

/btw, why does spell check insist that I capitalize Ebola?

I don't understand.

Do you question the spell check when it insists you capitalize other clearly proper nouns?

influenza tuberculosis hepatitis

proper nouns or proper names?


rearranging the grammar chairs on the deck of the hms ebola titanic...
 
2014-08-01 02:10:00 PM  
Wait, I thought ebola was totally safe for westerners who knew hygiene?
 
2014-08-01 02:10:32 PM  

someonelse: ZzeusS: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: doglover: Hero? I would basically say anyone who wouldn't do the same isn't fit to be a doctor.

They might be money grubbers in the states, but even here they really want to help people.

Not this

Maggie_Luna: What a waste, the other woman is a missionary.  At least he's actually doing something useful and good for the world. It'd be like giving me a potentially life saving serum, a waste if the other person was like a doctor or useful physicist.

This

He is actually a doctor...she is basically a candy striper down there.  She has 0% chance of helping anyone, he atleast has a percentage slightly above 0


Fark em both.

Yes, sorry.  Not the popular opinion.  Don't bring that shiat over here for two people.  Shoulda shot the plane down over the ocean.

You know it's not hugely contagious, right? The main danger is to healthcare workers and people caring for victims or handling dead bodies -- without protection, in areas with poor sanitation. The virus was not born of the mind of Guillermo del Toro.


So,  you say ..

img2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
msP
2014-08-01 02:10:43 PM  
Great, so we have a real useful individual potentially giving up his chance of survival to help cure a life-threatening disease so some jesus freak brain washer can keep doing something that doesn't benefit anyone?
 
2014-08-01 02:10:47 PM  
OK, it's Friday. Forget facts and science and stuff.

SHUT

DOWN

EVERYTHING
 
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