Ebola, coming to a place near you soon!

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  1. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    It sounds more like an ad which would be a violation of forum rules.
     
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  3. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    It was a polite and unobtrusive little ad, if that is what it was.
    I feel like visiting the place.
    If I ever catch Ebola, I will be on the first flight to the Holac acupuncture hospital in Chandigarh.
     
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  5. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    It appears Ebola is now under control in the US for the time being. It remains to be seen of more Duncans will appear or not. There is certainly an opportunity for more Duncans to appear as the government has done nothing which would prevent another Duncan from showing up on American shores.

    This should be a learning opportunity. It is Ebola today, but what will it be tomorrow? I don't think this will be the last time we are threatened by a biological disaster.
     
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  7. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Disease will not be contained by a blockade.
    If the disease was virulent enough, then one Duncan would be enough.
    The not so simple solution is to eliminate poverty worldwide.
     
  8. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Then it wouldn't be as much fun to be rich.
     
  9. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Well one Duncan was enough. Granted it doesn't appear he created a widespread pandemic at this point. But the jury is still out on that. There are still folks in quarantine and if the WHO is to believed, the quarantine period should be 42 days. I don't think anyone advocated a blockade...maybe that is your pirate side showing. But travel bans were advocated and I think are very reasonable. They have worked for Nigeria. And got lucky with Duncan, his infection was discovered relatively quickly. Those he infected were identified quickly. If that had not been the case, we would be looking at a completely different story. The kids could have become infected and it could have gotten really ugly if Duncan's infection had not been quickly identified. Many people could have been infected. We got lucky this time around. But Murphy's Law can only be kept at bay for so long.
     
  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Duncan's Ebola infection was quickly identified 2 days after he 1st went to the ER with Ebola symptoms & admitting he recently came from West Africa & was sent home. The next time that happens we might not be so lucky.
     
  11. Ilikeponies579 Registered Member

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    I've heard that ebola has been successfully contained, so I wouldn't be worried about it unless they let someone else with it in.
     
  12. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    Just as a matter of interest:
    Notes (re: previously mentioned association): Both Ebola and the ISIL phenomena have essentially disappeared from the news headlines simultaneously.
     
  13. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Ebola.
    Outbreak increase has plateaued in Africa.
    Ebola has not become a significant problem in rich countries.

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    ISIL

    ISIL have reduced the rate of barbaric killing of Westerners.
    They don't have that many, so maybe are conserving them.
    Murder rape and torture of others whose lives are not of media interest continues unabated.
     
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  14. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    I believe also that there has been a concerted effort to avoid "publicizing" ISIL activities as well...
    "Don't feed the beast" so to speak...
     
  15. Quantum Quack Life's a tease... Valued Senior Member

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    Talk too soon:

    New just in:
    Sydney, Australia. 15-12-2014 - Current.

    A number of hostages have been taken in a siege underway in Sydney's CBD.

    At least three people have been seen through the windows of a cafe in Martin Place with their hands raised.
    • Heavily armed police have taken position around the Lindt cafe in central Sydney
    • Hostages have been seen inside the cafewith their hands in the air
    • Black flag with white Arabic writing reading "There is no God but Allah" and "Mohammed is the messenger of God" waved behind the hostages
    • Martin Place and Sydney Opera House have been evacuated
    • National Security Committee of Cabinet has convened; Prime Minister Tony Abbott described incident as "deeply concerning" and offered NSW all assistance possible
    src: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-15/hostages-sydney-cafe-martin-place-police-operation/5967232
     
  16. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    Except it hasn't. The epidemic still rages. However, there is hope for a vaccine. New medicines and vaccines are being tested. The US military is building infrastructure in the affected country. So there is hope, but the disease has not been contained.

    http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/

    Another Duncan could show up anywhere in the world at any time.
     
  17. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    And now we have France to add to that. There are a number of potential perils out there. Just because we don't hear or read about them in them in the headlines, it doesn't mean they don't exist and are not problematic.

    China has a gargantuan debt bubble it is trying to outgrow. How often do you hear about that in the headlines? I think China's debt bubble will be the next economic disaster, though I don't look for it to pop before 2016.
     
  18. roma_uchiha Registered Member

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    yea, at the main hall))
     

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