Ebola airborne? Looks like the authorities are now starting to lean that way…Surprise! But we knew that a long time ago. This particular Ebola virus is very dangerous. It is worth paying close attention to. Think STD….Think flu or cold …..now combine those…that is how why Ebola has the potential to be very, very dangerous. The key thing right now is the length of time someone infected with the Ebola virus is contagious BEFORE that person starts to show external symptoms. I don’t know what that length of time is. Right now, the entire health system, our only line of defence against a pandemic is dependant on the infected person coming forward and self identifying. Not very reassuring.
What do you do to keep from getting the flu, or a cold?…proper hygiene. Wash you hands. Keep your hands away from your face and eyes. Stay vigilant. Don’t panic.
I suspect we are about to lose more of our freedoms…for our own protection of course.
There was a good chance this epidemic could have been shutdown very quickly IF the western world would have invested the same financial resources to fight the emerging Ebola virus in Western Africa that it expends on fighting wars in Eastern Europe and the Middle East .
I think our government’s priorities are really fucked up.
The “Biology of Plagues” published by Cambridge University Press analyzed 2,500 years of plagues and concluded that the Black Death was caused by a viral hemorrhagic fever pandemic similar to Ebola. If this view is correct, the future medical and economic impacts from Ebola have been vastly underestimated.