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(Washington Post)   Why escaped Ebola patients is terrifying because now we need to SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
    More: Scary, Ebola, Liberia, slums, Monrovia, isolation unit, Ebola patients, Providence Journal  
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2014-08-18 09:50:16 AM  
They didn't escape.
They were dragged off.

This is the =avant of tossing petri dishes out on the street.
 
2014-08-18 09:55:09 AM  

vudukungfu: =avant


really? you couldn't even type out "equivalent"? Or spell it correctly....

:P
 
2014-08-18 09:55:36 AM  
BE AFRAID!!11!!!!

/Are ya skeered yet? Huh? Are ya?
//For the low, low price of $9.95 (plus s&h) I'll sell you an Ebola repelling rock
///Your money back if it fails! (less s&h)
 
2014-08-18 10:03:13 AM  

somedude210: you couldn't even type out "equivalent"? Or spell it correctly


I figured you would do that for me.
 
2014-08-18 10:24:15 AM  

vudukungfu: somedude210: you couldn't even type out "equivalent"? Or spell it correctly

I figured you would do that for me.


You have figured.....wisely
 
2014-08-18 11:05:18 AM  

somedude210: vudukungfu: =avant

really? you couldn't even type out "equivalent"? Or spell it correctly....

:P


I'm surprised you figured out what he was saying. I figured it was bad french or cat-like typing. Oh and fark these guys. What the fark.
 
2014-08-18 11:06:50 AM  
I saw Monrovia and thought Moronica...
 
2014-08-18 11:07:21 AM  
A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
 
2014-08-18 11:07:52 AM  
Proofreading isn't for everyone, eh subby?
 
2014-08-18 11:08:00 AM  

moothemagiccow: somedude210: vudukungfu: =avant

really? you couldn't even type out "equivalent"? Or spell it correctly....

:P

I'm surprised you figured out what he was saying. I figured it was bad french or cat-like typing. Oh and fark these guys. What the fark.


I thought bad French as well.
 
2014-08-18 11:08:19 AM  
That's some Good Old Fashioned Pants on Head Crazy, right there.
 
2014-08-18 11:08:46 AM  
Can we somehow educate these people, so they don't still believe in sorcery and know what viral pathogens are... This ebola is a hoax nonsense is freaking rediculous...
 
2014-08-18 11:08:48 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-18 11:09:27 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: at's some Good Old Fashioned Pants on Head Crazy, right there.


Its the best kind of crazy!!!
 
2014-08-18 11:09:33 AM  
If Batu Flowers can't convince these people Ebola is really real... fark'em
 
2014-08-18 11:09:39 AM  
A few hundred thousand will have die before the ignoramuses believe. The sooner the better.
Not happy about it. Just sayin'.
 
2014-08-18 11:10:47 AM  
What was that movie called that was about the outbreak? Or that other movie that was about the aliens?.
 
2014-08-18 11:11:23 AM  

jwookie: If Batu Flowers can't convince these people Ebola is really real... fark'em


I rarely take the "shoot em'" position, but the threat to life in this case is clear and present. They should be posting armed soldiers at these clinics, with orders to shoot people attempting to loot or attack them on sight.
 
2014-08-18 11:11:37 AM  
Notice the crowd is smiling and cheering.  These people actually believe they are doing the right thing, and they are going to die as a result.  Evil is rarely done out of hate, it is almost always done with good intentions mixed with massive amounts of hubris and ignorance.
 
2014-08-18 11:12:12 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: What was that movie called that was about the outbreak? Or that other movie that was about the aliens?.


the one where the chick had the eye that popped out and saw around corners and shait?
or the one filmed in Scotland?
 
2014-08-18 11:12:16 AM  

macross87: It could be worse....


The medicine contains potassium benzoate?
 
2014-08-18 11:12:30 AM  
Maybe once every family in Liberia watches a family member or friend die of Ebola they will collectively decide it's not a hoax.
 
2014-08-18 11:12:38 AM  
The mattresses and linens are no big deal.  Many people have brought it to my attention that ebola cannot live long outside the human body, and transmission is very difficult.

/yeah.  Ebola worries the crap out of me.
//It is a very ugly way for people to die.
 
2014-08-18 11:13:15 AM  
So they don't believe in Ebola, huh? They'll change their minds in a few excruciating weeks. Shame that they'll bring potentially thousands of intelligent people down with them.
 
2014-08-18 11:13:23 AM  
Required:

cdn.ientry.com
 
2014-08-18 11:13:41 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: What was that movie called that was about the outbreak? Or that other movie that was about the aliens?.


I think it was called "The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down."
 
2014-08-18 11:14:15 AM  
Not terrified. Ebola isn't contagious until the victim is obviously sick, and doesn't spread in places that use normal hospital hygiene. If I go to Liberia, I'll decide whether to be mildly apprehensive.
 
2014-08-18 11:14:34 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: That's some Good Old Fashioned Pants on Head Crazy, right there.


Old Fashioned Pants?

marybirdsong.com
 
2014-08-18 11:15:20 AM  
WTF is an ebola clinic doing in the middle of a freaking populated area anyway? And in the middle of a wretched slum? This isn't an oversight, this was intentional. Question this.
 
2014-08-18 11:15:36 AM  
Per the article, they looted  bloody sheet and mattresses from the site:
They took off with items - goggles, masks, blood-stained mattresses and blood-stained sheets - that were likely infected with Ebola,

I can't understand this level of crazy/stupid.
 
2014-08-18 11:16:11 AM  

Dont' worry,  Subby, they have everything covered.

kokofeed.com

 
2014-08-18 11:16:19 AM  
If we allow people to live like this, then we deserve whatever we get.
 
2014-08-18 11:16:38 AM  

Pull the Plug on Grannie: Maybe once every family in Liberia watches a family member or friend die of Ebola they will collectively decide it's not a hoax.


By that time they will have decided it is a conspiracy.
 
2014-08-18 11:17:15 AM  
You know you're in a classy place when the main drag through town is "Somalia Ave."
 
2014-08-18 11:17:44 AM  
But I thought Ebola isn't contagious unless you bathe in their blood! Why should we even care?
 
2014-08-18 11:18:26 AM  
Damn President Monroe and his American imperialism.
 
2014-08-18 11:19:22 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: What was that movie called that was about the outbreak? Or that other movie that was about the aliens?.


I think one was called outbreak and the other was sex in the city 2
 
2014-08-18 11:20:16 AM  

pkrzycki: Can we somehow educate these people, so they don't still believe in sorcery and know what viral pathogens are... This ebola is a hoax nonsense is freaking rediculous...


Yes, but it will take generations to fully remove mindsets that are rooted in cultural beliefs and they don't really trust the messengers in the first place.
 
2014-08-18 11:21:49 AM  

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Notice the crowd is smiling and cheering.  These people actually believe they are doing the right thing, and they are going to die as a result.  Evil is rarely done out of hate, it is almost always done with good intentions mixed with massive amounts of hubris and ignorance.


Ha.. Had Louis Armstrong's "When You're Smiling" playing on the radio while reading this.
 
2014-08-18 11:22:13 AM  

Dictatorial_Flair: But I thought Ebola isn't contagious unless you bathe in their blood! Why should we even care?


If you are in the first world where basic hygiene is normal, you personally don't have much to worry about. However, the slums in cities in the third world aren't exactly known for their strong hygiene.

This is bad and will likely lead to many more deaths, but there is still little reason to fear serious issues outside of the region.
 
2014-08-18 11:24:35 AM  

fireclown: The mattresses and linens are no big deal.  Many people have brought it to my attention that ebola cannot live long outside the human body, and transmission is very difficult.

/yeah.  Ebola worries the crap out of me.
//It is a very ugly way for people to die.


Well, maybe.  Maybe not.  Were these mattresses cleaned and its a stain?  No threat.  Were they old mattresses that were waiting to be cleaned and have been sitting around in tropical heat for a couple days?  Some threat there.  Were they mattresses with fresh blood?  Major threat.  There is not that much information to go on to say whether the linens are/are not dangerous.

Ebola isn't tough, but it doesn't just fall apart immediately upon contact with air.  In fresh blood absent exposure to sunlight, if the heat doesn't get too obscene the virus can survive for at least several days.

The patients that were, or soon will be, vomiting up blood are a greater potential threat, but I sure as hell wouldn't be touching those sheets without significant PPE or without LOTS of disinfectant.
 
2014-08-18 11:24:42 AM  
cgraves67,
Yes, but it will take generations to fully remove mindsets that are rooted in cultural beliefs and they don't really trust the messengers in the first place.


Are you saying there are a social class of Africans that are comparable to tea party members that have only completed sixth graded?

\Note here, I am not saying all africans, I said a social class.
 
2014-08-18 11:26:32 AM  

dywed88: Dictatorial_Flair: But I thought Ebola isn't contagious unless you bathe in their blood! Why should we even care?

If you are in the first world where basic hygiene is normal, you personally don't have much to worry about. However, the slums in cities in the third world aren't exactly known for their strong hygiene.

This is bad and will likely lead to many more deaths, but there is still little reason to fear serious issues outside of the region.


Pretty much.  Really sucks for the people not involved in the breakout who live there.
 
2014-08-18 11:27:00 AM  
Wicked Chinchilla
The patients that were, or soon will be, vomiting up blood are a greater potential threat, but I sure as hell wouldn't be touching those sheets without significant PPE or without LOTS of disinfectant.


When launder my second hand bloody sheets from isolation wards, I clean them with Clorox bleach.
 
2014-08-18 11:27:00 AM  
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Batu Flowers

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2014-08-18 11:28:18 AM  
The weirdest part of all this is the discovery that Buzzfeed has journalists.
 
2014-08-18 11:29:04 AM  
Unfortunately, I think it's time...

www.impdb.org
 
2014-08-18 11:29:56 AM  
Fleeing ebola patients, not escaped.  Even if you are most likely dying of a disease you will still run from people with knives who are stealing your beds.
 
2014-08-18 11:31:58 AM  

hardinparamedic: jwookie: If Batu Flowers can't convince these people Ebola is really real... fark'em

I rarely take the "shoot em'" position, but the threat to life in this case is clear and present. They should be posting armed soldiers at these clinics, with orders to shoot people attempting to loot or attack them on sight.


This is why God gave us Napalm.
 
2014-08-18 11:32:26 AM  
FTA:  Using the toilet cost 3 cents, and bathroom operators estimated they got about 500 patrons per day. "The facilities can be smelled 50 meters away, with the floor of each squalid cubicle 15 cm deep in soiled newspaper that residents use to wipe their posteriors," the service reported. "Staff use gloved hands to scoop the used paper into a wheelbarrow, which they lug to the nearby river or beach to dump its contents into the water." Other residents prefer not to deal with all that, and instead use the beaches as public bathrooms.

Holy shiat.  Ebola is transmitted in feces.  This isn't a slum, it's a disease incubator.
 
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