ebola outbreak

‘Pro-life’ personality Todd Kincannon suggests executing Ebola patients on the spot.

This isn’t some random nutcase: the man used to run the republican party in South Carolina, for God’s sake.

(And bear in mind, with good treatment, people can have at least a 50% chance of surviving Ebola. So you’d essentially be murdering people who have a decent shot at a full recovery. Guy is a moron.)

Please fire me. I had to cover my coworker’s weekend shift cause she called in claiming she had Ebola but she wasn’t sick enough to go to the hospital. She was back to work two days later. With a stuffy nose.

WE FIGURED OUT EBOLA.

Overheard in employee cafeteria:

ENGINEER 1: Someone’s gotta do something about this Ebola.
ENGINEER 2: Yeah, man. Yeah.
ENGINEER 1: Like, maybe not let people fly out of Africa.
ENGINEER 2: Yeah. You know what they should do? They should try to find a cure.
ENGINEER 1: Good idea.
ENGINEER 2: I know.

Please fire me. I had to call in sick to work today (I have bronchitis & Pneumonia), and my supervisor replied that I needed to give them two hours advance notice. I called at 8:30 AM, my shift starts at 9:30 AM, and my supervisor doesn’t arrive until 8:00 AM. I’m sorry, was I supposed to call at 7:30 in the morning to a location where no one will pick up the phone?

CROATOAN uncovered...?

FIRST OF ALL- NOT ENOUGH SPN PEOPLE ARE TAKING THIS EBOLA VIRUS SERIOUSLY OKAY. JUST SO YOU KNOW THIS IS NOT SOME JOKE ITS A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM OKAY? I AM JUST HERE TO POINT OUT THE FACT THAT THE EBOLA VIRUS COINCIDES WITH THE ALLEGED ‘CROATOAN’

Well we, as the Supernatural Cult, naturally all know that for some of you(including yours truly), CROATOAN may already be there, but for you Americans it’s not quite the end.

There are MANY reasons as to why I am freaking the HELL out, okay?

SO…

1: The Ebola virus. We’ve all probably heard of it by now, it’s killed over 600 in West Africa and infected over 1,000. It’s a virus that is transmitted by bodily fluids such as blood, sweat, saliva, so on and so forth- BUT- I recently watched a video about what the government officials AREN’T telling us. This Ebola virus has had a similar outbreak before, in 2012 (except much less people died and it was contained). Studies from this mini case of Ebola showed that the virus can indeed be transmitted through the air. This is also known as air-borne. Ebola can travel through the air in droplets that can be absorbed by us humans. It is how the animals were able to contract the virus in 2012. (Also, if you have Ebola you have a 30-40% survival rate…)

2: The dates. In Supernatural’s season 5 episode 4, Dean Winchester jumps the gun to August 1st 2014. When present Dean if confronted by Future Dean, future Dean explains that the virus hit major cities in 2012- which is when Ebola had a similar case to this recent one.

3: COWS… Dean quote- ‘Mad cow disease turns into mad human disease turns into mad zombie disease.’ SO I watched a program earlier about people who have prepped for the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse, which mentions mad cow disease AND Ebola to be possible causes of the zombie apocalypse.

4: Kansas. On this same program, when they mentioned mad cow disease, they also mentioned a bio lab, transferring to Kansas. In this bio lab were animals who have been used for testing products, medicine ect… Which is also when they mentioned that this bio lab is a danger, because a lot of the animals have mad cow disease (and various other dangerous diseases/infections/viruses)- AND the whole lab is being transferred to Kansas… They said that this is also the place where the outbreak is most likely to start, if the virus does come from an animal. NOW if I’m not mistaken, Dean was transported to Kansas…

5: This zombie program said something to do with the flu, which is also what this CROATOAN episode said about…well CROATOAN.

I will let you think on those coincidences okay, because it’s way too freaky. I am probably over thinking this but it’s better now that you know the things I do. I’m seeing posts that are completely oblivious to these types of coincidences and I just think it’s weird that this whole zombie apocalypse program ad the serious Ebola virus has certain loose links to the supernatural virus ‘Croatian’ so, I had to tell you guys.


BY THE WAY I have loads of answers and more links so please just ask if you want to know anything else about this Ebola virus. I am constantly updating myself on the new news so, don’t be afraid to ask.

Edit:

Okay so obviously a lot of people are reading this the complete wrong way. All I did on this post was merely point out the coincidences okay? I wasn’t trying to dismiss the virus as a cheap joke because I know that it’s serious. The way I wrote this post was just to point out the coincidences I was not in any way shape or form trying to turn this virus into ‘some cheap joke’ okay? I’m not a fucking robot, not just some heartless, empty tin behind a computer screen okay? I am fully aware of the situation in west Africa and I am fully aware of the transmission sequences, the death rate, I’ve even studied what it looks like okay? So stop pretending that you are all better than me because you didn’t point out some little coincidences. I’m sorry if you read/took this the wrong way and I’m sorry if I have offended any of you. But you are all blowing it way out of proportion, JESUS I pointed out some coincidences and you’re all having fucking spaz attacks about it!!?? Chill the fuck out okay, don’t pretend that you know me, or know what I’m like. I am not ashamed, nor will I be because I haven’t done anything wrong.

Will you all please stop fucking calling this Ebola virus outbreak Croatoan.

Supernatural is a TV show.

Not only is it extremely embarrassing, but it’s completely insensitive too. This is a real thing that is happening in real life not just some story on your dash. So while you’re all proudly announcing yourself as a ‘cult’ and telling people to get ready for the apocalypse, people’s lives are actually in danger. GROW UP 

Ebola

Ebola used to be a thing that happened in Africa and no one in the Western world paid it much attention. When this outbreak started and the WHO was telling the world to pay attention and lend as much help as they could, no one paid much attention. Members of Doctors Without Borders were begging for more PPE gear, medicine, and money to help stem the tide of infection and no one listened. Africans were dying by the hundreds and their bodies piling up in the streets and no one paid attention.

Eventually a man in Dallas Tx is confirmed as being infected and suddenly everyone pays attention. Still, no one wants to help Africa. They want to stop flights originating from Western Africa from landing in our country. Calls for deportation and quarantine of those from Africa. The news is constantly reporting that people with “Ebola like symptoms” are showing up in hospitals. Still no major action.

Finally a dog in Spain is euthanized because its owner was infected with Ebola and the world EXPLODES! Petitions to save the dog’s life, money to give it a new home, accusations thrown at the Spanish government, street protests, social media uproar.  Why won’t anyone do anything? Why isn’t anyone helping?

This next paragraph is my opinion. We will be moving on to scientific fact shortly so be patient. Personally, I was disgusted that cries for help were unanswered until an animal was involved. Babies are dying in their cribs, entire families are being wiped out. Little children are waking up to find their mom and dad are dead and now they have no one to support them. We in the Western world didn’t care because it’s “over there, in Africa”. When a man in America is infected we still don’t really care, we just worry that perhaps we will be infected and that makes us afraid. But throw an animal into the mix and suddenly we demand action. Why is it that we seem to treasure animals over human life? Why is that Spanish dog more important than a Liberian baby boy? I am a veterinarian and I love animals. I do my best to ensure they are properly taken care of and I try my hardest to ensure those that abuse them are punished. But people still come first. If that makes me a bad person, then so be it.

Now then. Facts. What is Ebola? It is a Filovirus which means a virus that looks like a filament or thread. It is from central Africa and first appeared in the late 1970’s. No one is really certain where the virus comes from but it is believed that fruit bats act as a reservoir. People become infected when they hunt and prepare the bats for food. There are other Filoviruses that cause diseases in humans but they are not as virulent as Ebola.

The symptoms of infection are, initially, just like that of the flu. Fever, body aches, lethargy, sore throat. Some people bleed from their orifices and gums but the victims shown spewing blood out of every pore in the movies is actually not too common. Many people will bleed into their GI tract and they can have vomiting and diarrhea. The cause of death is eventually organ failure. The reported incubation period of 21 days is really not very common and is mainly used for public safety. Anyone that does not show signs 21 days post exposure is likely not infected. The more common time is 7-10 days.

The virus is spread via infected body fluid making its way into mucus membranes or small cuts on the skin. The virus is found in blood, tears, sweat, semen, breast milk, feces, sputum, etc. They say the virus is not airborne and this is true but the public understanding of airborne is not the same as the scientific one. If someone coughs blood into your face you could be infected. If someone sneezes from across the room, you are likely going to be ok. The virus has been shown to be transmissible in large droplets but these droplets cannot travel very far.

There is no cure for Ebola at this point in time. Right now there are some experimental anti-viral drugs that are being used but I don’t think the people that survived can truly attribute that to the drugs. They may have survived anyway. Once you survive Ebola it is thought that you are immune from future infection.

We do not know enough about the virus to truly say if it can spread from animals. One somewhat frightening study showed it can be passed from pigs to monkeys without any kind of apparent contact. Dogs are known to be asymptomatic carriers but we don’t know if it can be passed along.

So we have a nearly 100% fatal virus that causes you to bleed internally and suffer organ failure. It is very virulent and easily spread (even the tiniest hole in PPE gear has allowed humans to become infected) and we have no cure. Hospitals easily become overwhelmed and there simply aren’t enough quarantine rooms available. The first people to become infected are medical personnel, what would we do if 60% of them are ill themselves? To make matters worse some people are avoiding quarantine! The family in Dallas was actually caught leaving their apartment and had to have police stationed outside to keep them in. Can you imagine if they had been infective and gone to the mall? Yes the infrastructure of the West is better than Africa’s but with so many factors at play, one stupid person could cause an epidemic.

That is why that dog was euthanized in Spain. It is very sad and I feel for the family. But we just don’t know enough about the virus to say it was safe. Could it have been quarantined, sure. How long is a dog infective? We don’t know. There are just too many unknowns at this stage of the game and we have to protect people. Do I think this is going to become a real life zombie apocalypse? No. As long as we continue to be cautious and unfortunately that means making unpopular decisions to protect everyone. So I understand the frustration and rage but please try and understand what is going on. If you want to do something raise money for the family’s medical bills. Or set up a fund in their dog’s name (it was Excalibur) that will provide money for those that cannot afford veterinary care. Those are more helpful and loving than all of the vitriol and hate we are spewing over the loss of a dog.

“We’ve noticed a decrease in the number of patients”

Dr. Ibrahima Sory Diallo is a Pediatrician at Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea.

Q: Where were you when you first heard of Ebola?

A: I first heard about it while on mission in Mamou.

Q: What were your first thoughts when you heard of the outbreak?

A: I had watched a documentary about Ebola in other countries so when I heard about it hitting Guinea, my first thought was that the concerned regions of the country would immediately be quarantined and access would be denied in the regions.

Q: Did Ebola change the day to day functioning of your work?

A: What mostly changed was the use of protective gloves while treating patients. We were given a greater quantity of gloves but still we need more. It’s just not enough. We also now stress the importance of handwashing and other hygiene measures to the patients. We’ve been sensitizing mothers on how to protect themselves and their families.

Q: Did you have enough people to do the job?

A: When it started we noticed that there were fewer doctors so we had to establish rounds of presence: one group of doctors was coming one week, and the other the following week and so on.

Q: What positive side effects of the epidemic have you observed?

A: There’s higher awareness among medical personnel on hygiene. You won’t see a doctor touching a patient with bare hands anymore.

Q: Has there been more or less people in the wards?

A: We’ve noticed a decrease in the number of patients since the outbreak of the disease.

Q: Do you think Ebola will have a lasting impact on Guinea?

A: Yes, I think it will last. Epidemiologists say that it’s the first time that this disease has reached a capital, and in addition many people don’t believe us when we say Ebola is real.

Q: Do you have a message for the partners?

A: We still need help, we must use more NGOs to reach the people and sensitize them. Regarding the traceability of donations, we must beware and use serious organizations so that the Ebola products will not end up on sale in the local markets.

Q: What would you say to the people of Guinea?

A: As you can see, doctors are not dying of this disease anymore, and that’s because they have understood and agreed to comply with the preventive measures. It will be the same for the whole country if the population also complies with the rules.