When Ebola struck West Africa a few years ago, the world was defenseless. There was no cure. No vaccine. And the result was catastrophic: More than 11,000 people died. Nearly 30,000 were infected.
Now it looks like such a large outbreak is unlikely to ever happen again. Ever.
The world now has a potent weapon against Ebola: a vaccine that brings outbreaks to a screeching halt, scientists report Thursday in The Lancet.
“We were able to estimate the efficacy of the vaccine as being 100 percent in a trial,” says Ira Longini, a biostatistician at the University of Florida, who helped test the vaccine. “It’s very unusual to have a vaccine that protects people perfectly.”
2016, boy what a year
It can’t get any worse, don’t have a fear
With Hillary and Trump neck in neck
And so many shootings, what the heck?
Harambe is dead.
The world’s fighting terror
We did Brexit in error.
No longer Ebola we fear
But Zika fear is here.
Kim Kardashian was robbed
No one has jobs
The world’s gone to shit
Flint still has no water
Each other we slaughter
Prince and Bowie are weeped for
We’re all invested in a silly war
Christina grimmie dead by gunshot
And the UK got too hot
What could be worse, in this fear riddled town?
Oh, I know, let’s throw in some clowns.
2016, you better not fuck up the last three months.
An experimental Ebola virus vaccine was 100% effective in preventing the disease after 10 days in the 5837 people who received it in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Meanwhile, 23 of the 4507 people who did not receive the vaccine contracted the virus in the same timeframe. These findings, published online December 22 in the Lancet, are the final results from a phase-3 trial of a recombinant, replication-competent vesicular stomatitis virus–based candidate vaccine expressing a surface glycoprotein, dubbed rVSV-ZEBOV.
okay but why does everyone keep saying things like “Fuck you 2016!” Or “I can’t wait to see 2016 die!” It was funny at first but WHAT ABOUT THE GOOD AMAZING INCREDIBLE AWESOME THINGS THAT HAVE BLESSED US!
1. CANCER TREATMENT IS IMPROVING (lees than a decade ago the rates were up to 10% now it is up to 30%)
2. EBOLA IS FINALLY OUTTA HERE
3. CHILD MORTALITY IS DECREASING (2016 is literally the year that has less child deaths than any year in decades)
4. LITERACY RATES ARE VERY HIGH THIS YEAR (we are becoming smarter guys!!!)
5. POKÉMON GO CAME OUT (shout to Pokémon fans!)
6. LEONARDO DICAPRIO FINALLY GOT THE AWARD HE DESERVES!
7. WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE BLESSSEDDDD WITH YURI ONE ICEE
(IT WAS THE BEST/WORST EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER EVER)
8. FAIRY TAIL HAS US ON THE EDGE (IT HAD ALL OF US SHOOKKK BUT YOU KNOW WHAT IM VERY GRATEFUL FOR THAT SHOOKNESS!!! I SURVIVED IT, CRYED OVER IT, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY I LEARNED FROM IT
WHEN THE CLOCK HITS 12:00 am, JANUARY 1ST I AM GOING TO CRY
Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), under a magnification of 25,000X, this digitally-colorized scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image depicts numerous filamentous Ebola virus particles (blue) budding from a chronically-infected VERO E6 cell (yellow-green).
Ebola is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
Ebola is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. When infection occurs, symptoms usually begin abruptly. The first Ebolavirus species was discovered in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo near the Ebola River. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically. See the Flickr link for additional SEM NIAID Ebola virus imagery.
So #JamesCharles’ long necked ass had a lot to say about #Africa and #Ebola (and not enough to say about those wide load built eyebrows that he has). I was rooting for him because he is the first male #Covergirl but—as a lot of other white gays have made apparent—equal rights and cultural sensitivity usually only concerns them when it affects them directly. It’s time to drag. This #hurtbae shit had me SCREAMING. How that man could sit in that girl’s face and show no remorse. He proved that he had no regard for her feelings the whole time. He also proved that there are a lot of dog niggas out there who don’t deserve the beauty that is The Black Woman. Lastly, #DonaldTrump’s FIASCO of a #PressConference is all the motivation that I need to place his ass over the AdrianXpression grill for a good roasting.
So James Charles (covergirl model)
Post some racist stuff about Africa, he is advised to apologize by his management on twitter then calls Africa country.
covergirl defends his ignorance by posting a video of him and zendaya together. using the “I have a black friend I’m not racist card. 😂🙈 so embarrassing