Ebola: Fun & Games!
I am over this Ebola business.
Can we please go back to a few months ago before a disgusting viral plague started sickening people?
Here’s the thing that I don’t get–ok, well actually there are several things I don’t get.
First of all, why is Ebola being compared to things like the flu or diabetes?
Newsflash: People die from the flu, but not 50-90% of those who come down with it. The majority of people who get the flu are healthy and recover at home in their own beds without bleeding to death from every part of their body as the virus basically causes their insides to liquify.
Who here would rather have the flu?
This girl! I’ll choose the flu any day. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am.
Second of all, Ebola is not very contagious. Right? THEN WHY ARE HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN PROTECTIVE GEAR CATCHING IT? I do not feel very reassured.
Sure, they were more exposed because they handled a lot of bodily fluids from the sick. However, I think we’re acting a bit over confident here. This could spiral out of control quickly.
Third of all, the CDC. What the ever living @#$! is wrong with these people? I could do a better job of handling an infectious disease outbreak!
And that’s saying something considering I haven’t slept through the night in more than eight years. You know, lack of sleep makes all of my mental faculties a bit fuzzy around the edges.
First the lack of immediate response to our poor Liberian friend Duncan, the whole botched hospital trip, once he’s admitted nurses not wearing protective gear around him for two days, then wearing imperfect protective gear.
Why? Who are these people in charge and what is wrong with their mental faculties?
Then let’s talk about the fact the CDC said they were monitoring the health care workers and what happens? One of sadly Dead Duncan’s nurses travels across the country.
Best part: The lady then calls up the CDC and says to them, “Hey I was one of Dead Duncan’s nurses and I now have a low grade fever of 99.5 degrees. Should I still hop on my flight home to Dallas?”
The CDC says, “Yeah no big deal, we’re sure you’re fine and not coming down with Ebola like the other nurse! No worries!”
I am very nearly stunned into silence.
They kept saying that no one needs to worry because Duncan wasn’t contagious until he started showing symptoms. Great, maybe they were right because no one else in his family or on his flights has become ill and the 21 days will be up soon. That’s a relief!
Now they are saying that this nurse who was showing symptoms probably didn’t infect anyone since she wasn’t bleeding yet.
Thanks. Thanks a lot.
I try not to be a conspiracy theorist, seeing as those people are usually a little whacko for one reason or another. (No offense if you like conspiracy theories.)
This though? It’s kind of suspect. You mean to tell me the CDC actually told a woman who had a very high likelihood of having Ebola to get on the plane??
Why are they even making such a huge deal of taking temperatures at airports in the first place then? Why do they want those who have been with sickened Ebola victims to monitor their temperatures for the slightest change if they aren’t going to take it seriously?
Surely they cannot be this stupid. Can they?
What is actually going on here?