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Ebola
« on: October 06, 2014, 06:16:01 PM »
Can't see a topic on this but this shit seems to be getting real.

By all accounts its out of control in those 3 three African countries. Its in the states where some punter was at large for days before he fell ill and now a nurse in Madrid has it from treating a medical aid working who was returned from there.

How worried should we be getting?

Is this going to go Walking dead/28 days/shaun of the dead?

Is this going to be the black death of our age?

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Re: Ebola
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 06:21:59 PM »
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Re: Ebola
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 06:31:01 PM »
Can't see a topic on this but this shit seems to be getting real.

By all accounts its out of control in those 3 three African countries. Its in the states where some punter was at large for days before he fell ill and now a nurse in Madrid has it from treating a medical aid working who was returned from there.

How worried should we be getting?

Is this going to go Walking dead/28 days/shaun of the dead?

Is this going to be the black death of our age?
I was reading about epidemics , Bingo and apparently Ebola is too lethal to be efficient in spreading to a wide enough number of people to do serious damage.
It doesn't kill thousands even in Sierra Leone. The Black Death it won't be.
Something like a bird flu emerging from Southern China would be more likely to do the business.

 
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Re: Ebola
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 06:35:30 PM »
Can't see a topic on this but this shit seems to be getting real.

By all accounts its out of control in those 3 three African countries. Its in the states where some punter was at large for days before he fell ill and now a nurse in Madrid has it from treating a medical aid working who was returned from there.

How worried should we be getting?

Is this going to go Walking dead/28 days/shaun of the dead?

Is this going to be the black death of our age?
I was reading about epidemics , Bingo and apparently Ebola is too lethal to be efficient in spreading to a wide enough number of people to do serious damage.
It doesn't kill thousands even in Sierra Leone. The Black Death it won't be.
Something like a bird flu emerging from Southern China would be more likely to do the business.

I read somewhere that they fear is that it develops and mutates into something stronger as it grows from this outbreak.

The numbers in Sierra Leone seem to be totally understated as they only count the people they can treat which is very limited.

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Re: Ebola
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 08:35:39 PM »
Can't see a topic on this but this shit seems to be getting real.

By all accounts its out of control in those 3 three African countries. Its in the states where some punter was at large for days before he fell ill and now a nurse in Madrid has it from treating a medical aid working who was returned from there.

How worried should we be getting?

Is this going to go Walking dead/28 days/shaun of the dead?

Is this going to be the black death of our age?
I was reading about epidemics , Bingo and apparently Ebola is too lethal to be efficient in spreading to a wide enough number of people to do serious damage.
It doesn't kill thousands even in Sierra Leone. The Black Death it won't be.
Something like a bird flu emerging from Southern China would be more likely to do the business.

I read somewhere that they fear is that it develops and mutates into something stronger as it grows from this outbreak.

The numbers in Sierra Leone seem to be totally understated as they only count the people they can treat which is very limited.

The whole article is worth reading
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/apr/25/how-animals-may-cause-next-big-one/

"Viruses that are effective killers, like Ebola, tend to burn out quickly because they annihilate their hosts before germs can spread too far."
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Re: Ebola
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2014, 09:19:35 PM »
There are a few conspiracy theories floating around that Ebola was brought into the US by the government - to kill off enough people to allow them to pass some ridiculous border control laws.. Whether or not you buy into it all is up to you.....
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Re: Ebola
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2014, 09:28:06 PM »
Can t believe that things are so lax with movement in and out of these countries.

Not buying into the idea that it is too lethal to become widespread. It must be more contagious than at first thought because I m sure that nurse in Madrid would have been wearing one of those protective suits.

People seem to fall ill quite a while after exposure. It is thought that it can only spread from a person when they are ill but I doubt we know enough about it to assume anything. If it mutates and becomes airborne we would be in some bother.

Time to start stockpiling  ;)

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Re: Ebola
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2014, 10:16:54 PM »
Pharmaceutical companies have the cure. They just have to work out how much they can charge for it.

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Re: Ebola
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2014, 10:33:07 PM »
Good vid as usual from Brand


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Re: Ebola
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2014, 11:26:29 PM »
Say what you like about it, but he was the best right back arsenal ever had imo

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Re: Ebola
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2014, 11:36:20 PM »
Can't see a topic on this but this shit seems to be getting real.

By all accounts its out of control in those 3 three African countries. Its in the states where some punter was at large for days before he fell ill and now a nurse in Madrid has it from treating a medical aid working who was returned from there.

How worried should we be getting?

Is this going to go Walking dead/28 days/shaun of the dead?

Is this going to be the black death of our age?
I was reading about epidemics , Bingo and apparently Ebola is too lethal to be efficient in spreading to a wide enough number of people to do serious damage.
It doesn't kill thousands even in Sierra Leone. The Black Death it won't be.
Something like a bird flu emerging from Southern China would be more likely to do the business.

I read somewhere that they fear is that it develops and mutates into something stronger as it grows from this outbreak.

The numbers in Sierra Leone seem to be totally understated as they only count the people they can treat which is very limited.

The whole article is worth reading
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/apr/25/how-animals-may-cause-next-big-one/

"Viruses that are effective killers, like Ebola, tend to burn out quickly because they annihilate their hosts before germs can spread too far."

The current outbreak is actually less deadly (approx 50%) than previous outbreaks (approx 90%) which is why it's taking longer to get under control.

I'd expect to see an increased urgency from developed countries now that it has started to affect us directly.

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Re: Ebola
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2014, 11:47:38 PM »
During my relevantly short life so-far, I've seen many outcries of epidemics. None were ever realised. This will be the same.

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Re: Ebola
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2014, 11:50:20 PM »
Pandemics really only work if the thing can spread quickly and the population is weakened  - eg Ireland in the Famine or Europe after WW1.
I don't think Ebola will do that much damage this time. 
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Re: Ebola
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2014, 01:37:56 AM »
During my relevantly short life so-far, I've seen many outcries of epidemics. None were ever realised. This will be the same.

This is an epidemic. And there have been plenty of others during your lifetime.

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Re: Ebola
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2014, 02:16:57 AM »
Pharmaceutical companies have the cure. They just have to work out how much they can charge for it.

That's it.

With this and Aids, they're doing a decent job of killing off a dozen or two Africans.