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Old 17.10.2014, 13:04
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Genuine question. Why is there such a panic about "Clipboard Man"?
Because fear and ignorance are bad combination?

Ebola nurse is entirely encased in protective gear herself. It's apparently somewhat difficult to see in full PPE, so clipboard man was there to guide the doctors on to the plane and make sure protocol was being followed.

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Old 17.10.2014, 14:48
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""Initial indications are that it’s not a case of Ebola," an Air France spokesperson told The Local. "We understand the passenger did not have a temperature." Must have happened months ago
Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, fatigue, vomiting and headaches.

Ebola signs and symptoms typically start between 2 days and 3 weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches. Then, vomiting, diarrhea and rash usually follows.

Initially Ebola shows no symptoms, and is not infectious until the symptoms appear. Unfortunately early symptoms of malaria, also endemic in West Africa, are very similar to Ebola, so it isn't always easy to spot the difference at an airport, and the usual suspects are quarantined until the blood tests can establish the illness.
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Old 17.10.2014, 16:43
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Genuine question. Why is there such a panic about "Clipboard Man"? Do people actually realise how the disease is spread? It is not airborn in the classic way. It requires contact with bodily fluids in the same way HIV does.

The risk to health workers is due to the fact that end stage Ebola patients have huge amounts of bodily fluids spewing everywhere. The nurse in the pictures is still quite early stage and clipboard guy has no direct contact with her and thus no chance of being contaminated. The people who have direct contact and a risk of contacting any bodily fluids are suited up.

A whole lot of panic over nothing.
Thank you.

OK I might really be an ignorant idiot, but I don't get the panic. On 20min.ch, there's a "live ticker" on this right now - seriously?! So there's some 15 or so possibly infected people outside of Africa and this requires a freaking live ticker? You would think the world is about to come to an end tomorrow. And all for a virus that isn't even airborne.

Well guess that's one way to distract the world from Syria, Ukraine and IS... And Africa obviously.
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Old 17.10.2014, 16:49
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A whole lot of panic over nothing.
"Over nothing" is rather complacent don't you think?

Where is the panic outside the media and the poor affected countries?

Its a deadly disease and can spread easily, there are no guaranteed known cures or vaccines. Some countries are crippled by it at the moment. What if it spread to India, it could be a major catastrophe.
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Old 17.10.2014, 16:50
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Thank you.

OK I might really be an ignorant idiot, but I don't get the panic. On 20min.ch, there's a "live ticker" on this right now - seriously?!
Where? I just see the updating news part. Not really a live ticker and nothing out of the ordinary. It is a usual format for an ongoing topic. Just like this thread here on EF.
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Old 17.10.2014, 16:59
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Here you go: http://www.20min.ch/ausland/news/sto...Ebola-21688584

Wait a bit, it takes a few seconds to load. If it doesn't appear, here's the pop-up in a stupid format: http://www.20min.ch/adapticker/index...tickerid=14414
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Then we are talking about the same thing.

My watch shows 16:17, last entry is 14:17. You call that live?
As I said, it is a normal news format. Not worse than this thread here.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Obama Fights Ebola With A Czar and Soldiers

Paul Craig Roberts

The public continues to be reassured that ebola is not a problem for the US, but CNN reports that Obama has appointed an Ebola Czar.

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014...craig-roberts/
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send tens of thousands of troops over and dig some proper sewers, pipe in some fresh water, educate them not to eat bush meat and fruit bats, problem is solved
I see a very big flaw in your plan.... its africa.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

$39,643,352 worth of NIH studies within the past several years that have gone to questionable research.

For instance, the agency has spent $2,873,440 trying to figure out why lesbians are obese, and $466,642 on why fat girls have a tough time getting dates. Another $2,075,611 was spent encouraging old people to join choirs.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...ebola-vaccine/
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I see a very big flaw in your plan.... its africa.

With no legislation.
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Ebola is in the news rather a lot these days. I understand that Ebola can be transmitted by physical contact with an infected person. Can it also be transmitted by mosquitoes? If eg a mosquito bites infected person A and then bites person B, is person B then infected?
Not seen a reply to this...

Physical contact only with contaminated bodily fluids and then into eyes mouth nose cuts etc.

There is no evidence that mosquitos can transmit the ebola virus. Only mammals have been shown to have the ability to transmit ebola
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

A woman in a Pentagon parking lot has been taken to hospital after showing Ebola type-symptoms after recently visiting Africa.
No stopping it.
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$39,643,352 worth of NIH studies within the past several years that have gone to questionable research.

For instance, the agency has spent $2,873,440 trying to figure out why lesbians are obese, and $466,642 on why fat girls have a tough time getting dates. Another $2,075,611 was spent encouraging old people to join choirs.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...ebola-vaccine/
That's Fox News, it must be true!
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Turns out the studies are real, although funding amounts may not be correct. I got curious, did a quick search, and this is what I found:

Overweight and obesity in lesbian and bisexual college women (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20670929) (Couldn't find a $ amount on this one.)

ROLE OF ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS IN THE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF OBESE AND NON-OBESE GIRL. Total Funding: $466,642 (http://projectreporter.nih.gov/proje...&icde=21946917)

COMMUNITY CHOIRS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY AGING AND INDEPENDENCE OF OLDER ADULTS. Total Funding: $533,984 (http://projectreporter.nih.gov/proje...8529441&icde=0)

FWIW.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Found this from March 13, 2013:

'Lesbian Obesity Study' Significance, Outcome Divides Media Outlets
Funding: $1.5 million
(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2868391.html)

Unlike the other two studies, I don't know if the info in the Huff Post article is reliable or not.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

It's a study to examine the link between sexual orientation and obesity, that way you can target problems before they start. Only Fox News would interpret that as "lol lesbos r fat", and twist the meaning to rile up their ignorant demographic. They're all worthy studies for worthy causes, the same idiots complaining about this are directly responsible for slashing the NIH budget by a billion dollars.
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A woman in a Pentagon parking lot has been taken to hospital after showing Ebola type-symptoms after recently visiting Africa.
No stopping it.
She puked and has not been to africa
Total over reaction.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

At first she said that she was recently in Africa, after which she admitted that she lied.

However a more serious piece of news was the person throwing up on the flight from Nigeria to the USA and dying before the flight landed.
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At first she said that she was recently in Africa, after which she admitted that she lied.

However a more serious piece of news was the person throwing up on the flight from Nigeria to the USA and dying before the flight landed.
Can't be; Nigeria announced they have stopped the Ebola outbreak.
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