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Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of The Ebola Virus Spreading In The U.S.


Health & Wellness  (tags: US, Ebola virus, CDC, treatment, containment, disease, medicine, risks, safety, humans, news, interesting, society )

Carrie
- 45 days ago - foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com
Ebola is deadly and can spread person-to-person, but with the precise infection prevention measures that will be in place with the CDC, the spread of the virus in America is extremely unlikely. I think that fear is unwarranted and here's why.



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John S. (303)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 12:36 pm
But panicking is so much fun, especially when there is no danger.
 

Kerry C. (47)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 1:05 pm
Thank you Carrie, this a very good article. Wish more would read it instead of going into total panic mode due to ignorance. Very informative. Thank you for sharing.
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 2:42 pm
It maybe so...but still i believe it was stupid to bring an infected person over here. He should've remained in quarantine over there. These scientists are relentless in their pursuits of scientific glory--no other way to put it. IDIOTS
 

Carrie B. (304)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 3:21 pm
Emory University hospital is better equipped to treat the patients than any facility in Africa. It is better that they are here than left to possibly die in Africa.
 

Val R. (242)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 4:46 pm
I hear things on both sides - I believe in common sense - someone coughing - stay away
 

Mandi T. (427)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 5:41 pm
Very informative Tk Carrie
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 5:43 pm
Interesting...but I keep thinking about Agenda 21 and the planned extinction of most people by 2025. Mass extinction won't need a meteorite, only war, disease, and famine. We have all three going on right now.
 

B Lewenza (76)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 8:04 pm
Noted Thanks Carrie for sharing Things around the world is at it's worst right now, but I'm sure that they know what they are doing or they wouldn't even risk it. At least I hope not I have a phobia against germs and viruses, so yes even though they say don't worry that is when I worry more. I am trying very hard to not even think about it right now as they already have these two people in the US don't they? Government lies to us so much who is to say what will happen with this.
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Monday August 4, 2014, 12:31 am
Noted.
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Monday August 4, 2014, 1:09 am
I'm not afraid about the US. I'm afraid about the rest of Africa.
 

Pat A. (117)
Monday August 4, 2014, 3:04 am
Is this the same CDC whose alarming series of incidents can be read here

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/07/30/cdc-biolab-anthrax-release.aspx

there follows details of 84 people being exposed to live anthrax in one episode, shipping live botulism and live anthrax in other episodes and shipping live H5N1 virus too - and that is not all!
"Scientists at an NIH lab recently discovered nearly 330 unapproved vials of an array of deadly pathogens, including smallpox, dengue, and spotted fever, in a cold-storage room"

And they won't be the only ones - every country will have places where people are behaving in a manner that is less than conscientious and more arrogant or sloppy than good and careful. It rather undermines the heroic work of those on the frontline fighting these diseases - God bless them all.

What is that very useful saying of our ancestors? Ah yes, plan for the worst and hope for the best!
 

Mary Cromley (102)
Monday August 4, 2014, 6:49 am
Of course, all Americans should be afraid. These people infected with ebola should have been treated in Africa.
 

Panchali Yapa (13)
Monday August 4, 2014, 12:32 pm
Thank you
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday August 4, 2014, 1:35 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. The flu is more contagious than Ebola, which can only be transferred by bodily fluids.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday August 4, 2014, 1:41 pm
I agree with Natasha Salgado. Thanks.
 

Shalvah Landy (0)
Monday August 4, 2014, 3:05 pm
I love her advice: "And my message to those of you against bringing these Americans home, instead of agonizing about Ebola spreading in the US, do us all a favor and get your flu shot yearly." I think her homour is lost on some people...
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday August 4, 2014, 3:11 pm
Donald Trump is panicked.
Donald Trump is stupid.
Ergo, panicking is stupid.
Yes, I realize that is a logical fallacy (excluded middle, isn't it?) but emotionally and intuitively it holds water.
 

Rhonda B. (98)
Monday August 4, 2014, 5:26 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

june t. (65)
Monday August 4, 2014, 9:39 pm
thanks, I won't panic about it
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (46)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 2:16 am
Thanks for posting.
 

EvaSick Davis (68)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 7:44 am
Good article...thanks for sharing.
 

Joanna M. (104)
Tuesday August 5, 2014, 11:58 am
The trouble is, whether there is or isn't danger, officials will say the same thing...obviously, they don't want people to panic, especially when there's really nothing we can do....
 

Panchali Yapa (13)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 1:14 am
Thank you
 

Dale O. (190)
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 8:54 pm
The four or five designated hospitals/treatment centres available in the U.S. are highly sophisticated and have the latest up-to-date facilities with immensely careful safety provisions that are treating those brought back to the U.S., so there is not a lot to worry about.
 

Carol French (103)
Friday August 8, 2014, 6:22 am
Thx Carrie, I to am not worried about about the Great States of America who can look after themselves with the money and power you have. I am worried more about Africa though! My heart goes out to those 2 Doctors and hope to HELL they make it out of there alive with all their senses in place.
If they have families I say hold tough he'll be back!!!!
Again my heart goes out to Africa!!
 

Leia P. (7)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 1:09 pm
thanks
 
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