Ebola.

Just as ebola is being spread widely across the US, the government says that ebola can’t spread widely across the US.

We shouldn’t worry.  We have the vaccine…right?  Not exactly.

“Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Duncan is in critical condition, adding that the patient is not receiving ZMapp – an experimental medicine – because it is “all gone” and is “not going to be available anytime soon.”

So the people who are quarantined in hospitals with ebola are beginning to die from it.  The problem with ebola is that you may have it and be contageous, but not show any symptoms for up to 21 days – or in rare cases, merely be a carrier and never contract the disease.  Regardless what the government says, this is going to get about as close to Captain Trips as I care to imagine.  Once it gets loose in a major county jail, there will be no possible way to even follow the spread which will immediately become exponential.

This is where the phrase “to go viral” comes from.  Just like the flu, at some point everyone will be exposed to it.

So what is the big worry this month?  Sleeper cells of ISIS jihadists.  Before that?  The evils of owning a firearm.  Do you know what the real problem is?

The real problem is that everyone thinks THEIR problem is the most important problem. Their money. Their relationships. Their families. Their lives.  But all of that is transient.  We come and we go; we live and we die. And instead of leaving something good because it’s good, we want to be paid for doing the right thing – because we are worth it.  No. We aren’t. Look at what we have left for all the future generations that will never exist because we had to have it all NOW. Because we cared for nothing but ourselves.

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3 thoughts on “Ebola.

  1. The nurse worked at one hospital called Carlos III where she attended the two ebola patients repatriated from Africa (both of whom died). The last one died Sept 26. She went on vacation the following day. On Sept 30 she alerted the risk prevention services at the hospital that she had a fever. Apparently this left them unimpressed. She went home. On Oct 5 she felt suffieicntly ill to check herself into the emergency department of another hospital (Alcorcón).

    The health minister looked nervous explaining. Everything is very vague.

    http://elpais.com/elpais/2014/10/06/ciencia/1412611515_352524.html

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