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(USA Today)   Confirmed case of Ebola in Atlanta   (usatoday.com ) divider line
    More: Followup, ebola, Americans, safety needs, Samaritan's Purse, faith groups, severe bleeding, isolation unit, Republic of Congo  
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2014-08-02 05:23:51 PM  
SHUT. DOWN. EVERY.. oops, too late.
 
2014-08-02 05:41:12 PM  
Meanwhile in Africa, 700 non-Americans are dead, but they don't get a mention until paragraph seventeen.
 
2014-08-02 05:42:10 PM  
media.tumblr.com
*yawn*
 
2014-08-02 05:46:50 PM  
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Let's not kid ourselves.  It's only a matter of time before an infected individual slips through and arrives in the US anyway.  Having a patient here with all we have at our disposal to learn how to treat it while properly quarantining the infected is a lot better than just sending more docs off to die in the African jungle and slowing the pace of our progress.
 
2014-08-02 05:57:55 PM  

dookdookdook: Meanwhile in Africa, 700 non-Americans are dead, but they don't get a mention until paragraph seventeen.


Non-Americans only count when they're pretty white girls.
 
2014-08-02 06:27:43 PM  

doyner: [imokwiththis.jpg]

Let's not kid ourselves.  It's only a matter of time before an infected individual slips through and arrives in the US anyway.  Having a patient here with all we have at our disposal to learn how to treat it while properly quarantining the infected is a lot better than just sending more docs off to die in the African jungle and slowing the pace of our progress.


As I understand the situation, a lot of what's making it bad in Western Africa is poor infection control.

In places where the epidemic's worst, they're not being hygienic around the patients, the families of the victims are concealing them from medics, and they don't trust MSF and the like. I'm pretty sure some news reports have said that some people in rural areas believe that the virus is being spread by the medical volunteers and workers.

I don't think there's much chance of an epidemic in the US; this guy is going to be treated extremely carefully.

grumpfuff: dookdookdook: Meanwhile in Africa, 700 non-Americans are dead, but they don't get a mention until paragraph seventeen.

Non-Americans only count when they're pretty white girls.


It's the local media effect. They cover what they imagine their audience is most interested in.

There's a sort of urban legend that my city's local paper covered the sinking of the Titanic with a headline along the lines of "Local man dies in iceberg crash tragedy". Dunno if true, but it has the ring of truth.
 
2014-08-02 06:33:13 PM  
We needed a new epidemic, swine flu is MIA.
 
2014-08-02 06:33:31 PM  

iron de havilland: I'm pretty sure some news reports have said that some people in rural areas believe that the virus is being spread by the medical volunteers and workers.


The sad thing here is that this is probably partially true...but not like they think.  Hell, how else does a doc get it?
 
2014-08-02 06:55:46 PM  
Are they going to dissect him and see what makes this disease tick?
 
2014-08-02 06:59:56 PM  
I've played this game. You can't start out making everyone bleed from their orifices or there's no way you'll kill humanity. You have to focus on transmission first and use your remaining DNA points to evolve to lethal symptoms once it has spread.

And bugger those assholes in Greenland and New Zealand. Don't shut down the port!
 
2014-08-02 07:02:48 PM  
Oh and as always, where is Jessica Hyde?
 
2014-08-02 07:05:04 PM  
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2014-08-02 07:14:36 PM  

jaylectricity: Are they going to dissect him and see what makes this disease tick?


Hopefully not until he dies.
 
2014-08-02 07:18:25 PM  
Yeah, no one is at risk because everyone here is well trained in prevention. Um, the two people infected that they flew in are DOCTORS.

/dust off. nuke. from orbit
 
2014-08-02 07:19:17 PM  
m.memegen.com
 
2014-08-02 07:39:03 PM  

Confabulat: I've played this game. You can't start out making everyone bleed from their orifices or there's no way you'll kill humanity. You have to focus on transmission first and use your remaining DNA points to evolve to lethal symptoms once it has spread.

And bugger those assholes in Greenland and New Zealand. Don't shut down the port!


It's always farking Canada or Iceland that thwarts me.
 
2014-08-02 07:40:19 PM  

doyner: iron de havilland: I'm pretty sure some news reports have said that some people in rural areas believe that the virus is being spread by the medical volunteers and workers.

The sad thing here is that this is probably partially true...but not like they think.  Hell, how else does a doc get it?


from being in constant contact with an overwhelming number of Ebola patients? Tired, overworked, overheated docs can make mistakes at some point during the decontamination process.
 
2014-08-02 07:48:41 PM  
It's all good. As long as the infected are flying Delta they'll never get out of Hartsfield-Jackson before bleeding out.
 
2014-08-02 08:05:46 PM  
Was it little Jesus or Maria that brought it over the border?
 
2014-08-02 08:24:55 PM  

dookdookdook: Meanwhile in Africa, 700 non-Americans are dead, but they don't get a mention until paragraph seventeen.


Of course not, they're probably not God's chosen people, the fairer race, the white people.


Do you change the channel like I do when the news focuses on the pop crime of the moment, I do that especially when Nancy grace shows up
 
2014-08-02 08:26:29 PM  

costermonger: Confabulat: I've played this game. You can't start out making everyone bleed from their orifices or there's no way you'll kill humanity. You have to focus on transmission first and use your remaining DNA points to evolve to lethal symptoms once it has spread.

And bugger those assholes in Greenland and New Zealand. Don't shut down the port!

It's always farking Canada or Iceland that thwarts me.


Madagascar and new Zealand usually screw me.
 
2014-08-02 08:28:06 PM  
Then the GOP will throw the corpse in to the grape Kool-Aid vat.
 
2014-08-02 08:28:23 PM  
Subby gets one free internet for that headline. Troll-tastic!
 
2014-08-02 08:29:03 PM  

Mugato: Yeah, no one is at risk because everyone here is well trained in prevention. Um, the two people infected that they flew in are DOCTORS.

/dust off. nuke. from orbit


Doctors that were probably working with less-than-optimal protection.  Not likely to be an issue here.
 
2014-08-02 08:29:27 PM  

dookdookdook: Meanwhile in Africa, 700 non-Americans are dead, but they don't get a mention until paragraph seventeen.


Old_news_is_exciting.jpg
 
2014-08-02 08:30:07 PM  

iron de havilland: As I understand the situation, a lot of what's making it bad in Western Africa is poor infection control.

In places where the epidemic's worst, they're not being hygienic around the patients, the families of the victims are concealing them from medics, and they don't trust MSF and the like. I'm pretty sure some news reports have said that some people in rural areas believe that the virus is being spread by the medical volunteers and workers.

I don't think there's much chance of an epidemic in the US; this guy is going to be treated extremely carefully.


That's what I was trying to say in yesterday's ebola thread. It's not easy to transmit unless you're getting up close and personal with someone who's infected, which most of us won't do if we see someone bleeding all over the place. So unless it suddenly becomes airborne we won't have the same kind of infection rates.
 
2014-08-02 08:30:27 PM  
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2014-08-02 08:31:48 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: [img.photobucket.com image 850x478]


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-02 08:31:56 PM  
Isn't the Walking Dead based in Georgia?  See where I'm going with this.....
 
2014-08-02 08:32:23 PM  
"We have an inordinate amount of safety involved ... no one is in any way at risk,"

Sure. Right. Welp, it's been a nice run, everybody. Time to put on my looting pants.
 
2014-08-02 08:34:10 PM  
Ebola is insanely hard to transmit in a first-world country.  Especially a hospital in a first-world country.

But don't let that get in the way of your freak out sessions.  Carry on.
 
2014-08-02 08:34:22 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: [img.photobucket.com image 850x478]


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2014-08-02 08:35:11 PM  

pyrotek85: That's what I was trying to say in yesterday's ebola thread. It's not easy to transmit unless you're getting up close and personal with someone who's infected, which most of us won't do if we see someone bleeding all over the place. So unless it suddenly becomes airborne we won't have the same kind of infection rates.


Yeah, now it would be really dangerous if it managed to jump to an animal host here that, presumably like it's native host, it doesn't kill quite so quickly, giving it a chance to become endemic in a local population.
 
2014-08-02 08:37:03 PM  
Hint: In the Plague Inc version of the game, you can still infect closed countries if you've evolved Rodents, Livestock, and Birds to their max, grab the tier 3 that appears, and your symptoms aren't too lethal that everyone dies before it spreads.

/the more you know
 
2014-08-02 08:38:08 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: [img.photobucket.com image 850x478]


That looks eerily like the morning-after from my senior 'cup night' party in the '80s.
 
2014-08-02 08:38:19 PM  
Oh you subby!
img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-08-02 08:38:58 PM  

loonatic112358: dookdookdook: Meanwhile in Africa, 700 non-Americans are dead, but they don't get a mention until paragraph seventeen.

Of course not, they're probably not God's chosen people, the fairer race, the white people.


Do you change the channel like I do when the news focuses on the pop crime of the moment, I do that especially when Nancy grace shows up


If Nancy Grace shows up on my television I just shoot it and go out and buy another one. Just to be safe.
 
2014-08-02 08:42:41 PM  

dookdookdook: Meanwhile in Africa, 700 non-Americans are dead, but they don't get a mention until paragraph seventeen.


They don't HAVE to be American,  they just have to be from a "white" country.

/Although I'm sure there are a few who wouldn't care until it got into the USA.
 
2014-08-02 08:43:00 PM  
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2014-08-02 08:43:56 PM  

Mad_Radhu: dookdookdook: Meanwhile in Africa, 700 non-Americans are dead, but they don't get a mention until paragraph seventeen.

Old_news_is_exciting.jpg


Week-old "700 people dead" news beats brand-new "Someone took an uneventful plane trip" news every time.
 
2014-08-02 08:45:40 PM  
Looks like they are doing everything humanly possible to help this poor man, who only tried to help others. They seem to be pulling out all the stops on protection, and safety. I'm not worried, and i hope they can save both of the doctors, but the outlook is grim.


/Stocks up on canned goods, water, and ammo.
 
2014-08-02 08:49:48 PM  
The plane he was on re-fueled in Bangor ME.

//fu*king great
///
 
2014-08-02 08:49:59 PM  
I don't understand the big deal. I thought lots of people in Atlanta talked that way.
 
2014-08-02 08:50:47 PM  

iron de havilland: I don't think there's much chance of an epidemic in the US; this guy is going to be treated extremely carefully.


If it came over to the US via someone not being shepherded by the CDC, then it could spread. Especially if it reaches the Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Scientists, or anti-vaccine communities.
 
2014-08-02 08:51:11 PM  
How many ebola threads are we gonna get?
 
2014-08-02 08:51:54 PM  
I really don't see why we have to import foreign diseases. We have plenty of our own diseases. And don't give me that crap that Ebola kills Americans that American diseases won't. We have plenty of diseases that kill, like Anthrax, Bubonic Plague...
 
2014-08-02 08:51:59 PM  

Pichu0102: Hint: In the Plague Inc version of the game, you can still infect closed countries if you've evolved Rodents, Livestock, and Birds to their max, grab the tier 3 that appears, and your symptoms aren't too lethal that everyone dies before it spreads.

/the more you know


Greenland usually forces me to max out cold weather resistance.  Seeing them and Madagascar get infected always fills me with glee.  A slightly guilty and uncomfortable glee.
 
2014-08-02 08:53:31 PM  
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2014-08-02 08:54:18 PM  
So she's thankful for God giving her husband ebola.

Classy.
 
2014-08-02 08:54:26 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [media.tumblr.com image 289x240]
*yawn*


done in 3

/weak headline
 
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