You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
“Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients.” [x]
There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.
Earlier this summer ironically, I did a lot of research on the Ebola virus itself, after having a summer assignment for my AP Biology class that required me to read a novel entitled The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. So. I’m going to educate all of you to the best of my ability.
I noticed this morning how “Ebola” is trending on tumblr, and after a brief look at the tag I noticed that it was nothing but absolute panic about how everyone is going to die and how “people infected with the virus do not belong in the US”. Well let me tell you all a thing about the filovirus called Ebola. First of all, calm down. If you look at the facts about the outbreak, you’ll notice that the largest strain that is infecting people is Ebola Zaire, which guess what? It can’t travel through the air.The only way you will catch it is by coming in contact the the bodily fluids(blood, urine, etc.) of an infected person. Now I won’t lie, the fatality rate of the Ebola virus isn’t very pretty being 90%, BUT the major outbreak is in Africa, where they generally have outbreaks about once a year.
Now for everyone who is whining about the Ebola infected people coming into the United States. If you honestly think they are going to put a deadly virus in one of your normal hospital rooms where you have easy access to the infected person you’re a little wrong and may want to think more about extreme biocontainment measures being taken. The United States understands how deadly this virus is, having had an outbreak of it in Virginia back in the 1980s. Even though that outbreak was of a different strain, Ebola Reston, and it was only fatal in monkeys; the US Military and the CDC fully understand what they are doing and I highly doubt we have anything to worry about.
In all honesty the virus will probably run it’s course and will probably go back into hiding in the rain forests of Africa, and we won’t have anything to worry about. It probably will not wipe out the United States population, the world won’t fall into nothingness, and we’re all going to live. Because in all honesty, how many of you guys leave your houses anyway?
1. Make any illness a joke
2. Make Ebola a joke
3. Make an anime personification of Ebola
4. MakE EBOLA A JOKE
5.Actually believe that this personification is in any way funny
6. Actually support this personification in any way
7. MAKE EBOLA A JOKE
8. IT’S NOT A FUCKING JOKE JUST PLEASE STOP THERE ARE ACTUAL PEOPLE DYING FROM THIS VIRUS
PROOF THAT EBOLA IS AN ENGINEERED BIO-WEAPON TO DEPOPULATE THE PLANET!!!!
Africa has long been the West’s “proving ground” for experimental medicine since the continent in so poor. Now, investigator and talk show host Dave Hodges is claiming that Ebola was invented, a vaccine for Ebola has existed for 8-10 years, some government sponsored institutions as well as some of the global elite have positioned themselves to profit enormously from the spread of the virus and the development of and dissemination of mandatory Ebola vaccines, allegedly including billionaire population-control maven and globalist Bill Gates.
Basically, Bill Gates say’s in his speech that he’s aiming to lower the population of Earth by use of new vaccines. He claims this will help lower the Earth’s population by making people healthier. He claimes that making people in impoverished countries healthier will result in them having less children due to the fact that their children will have a higher chance to live so they don’t have to a lot.
Now, I don’t think this makes much sense. Why? Because, what make Bill Gates so sure that just because these people are “healthier” they will stop their general practice of having a lot of children. He can’t control how many children these people have and who’s to say these people even know that’s the reason they generally have a lot of children. It’s been too ingrained in their culture.
Won’t there be much better result’s in depopulation if they just spread the disease intentionally to the unknowing public?
Look at how Ebola is being handled. The American isn’t doing much at all to try and avoid an epidemic.
They are still allowing people from Ebola ridden countries to travel to America, despite the fact that many European goverments and even other countries in Africa have already banned travel to their country from Ebola hot zones!!
The fact that Homeland Security hasn’t shut down air traffic from Ebola countries proves either intent or at least gross negligence!
Obama sent 3,000 troops to Africa Ebola areas. What are a bunch of under trained troops supposed to help with, when even the medical professionals who don full on hazmat gear and practically look like astronauts, sent there have been dropping like flies. All he’s doing is sending more young people to die. More people to bring home Ebola.
Remember when they said the chance of Ebola spreading to America were “close to zero”? Look at us now.
We have an Ebola patient in Dallas who might have infected over 100 others and not to mention the people on the plain and how many those people might infect.
Remember when they said the virus “doesn’t spread easily”?
We have a journalist in the U.S who has caught the Ebola virus. Now tell me how a journalist who is most likely trained on to follow strict protocol and to keep their distance has caught the disease.
They say to catch Ebola, you need to be in contact with someones bodily fluids. Some people seem to think that that means Sexual contact so it’s nt that hard to catch. Well that’s wrong
Bodily fluids includes: SWEAT, BLOOD, URINE/FECES, SNOT, Basically anything that comes from your body.
So much as a cough will spread the disease.
Not to mention, Any surface that an infected person has touched will be contaminated!
You know what other illness is caught through bodily fluids? The common cold.
Yes, Ebola is as easy to catch as the common cold, only Ebola is deadly.
Our government has proven time and time again that we can nt trust them. They are greedy liars. You have to be utterly naive to think that a bunch of extremely rich billionaires with so much power actually care about us and are not up to something suspicious.
This is the human race we are talking about. Politicians are only humans, not Gods. Why do we put so much faith in these people?
Why is it than whenever anyone thinks for themselves and asked the taboo questions targeting the intent of the Government, they are labeled “crazy conspiracy theorist”?
You defend these people’s intentions, yet you complain about the condition of our country do to decisions they’ve made.
When will Americans wake up?!
Here are links to more informative videos that everyone should see: onetwo
Colorized scanning electron microscope image (25,000x magnification) of filamentous Ebola virus particles (green) attached to and budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 kidney cell (blue). The recent Ebola outbreak, which began in Guinea in March, is the largest of its kind in history.
Credit: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases