I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Ebola victims are contagious when they have symptoms. Symptoms are overt. Why a person building a hospital would be exposed to a symptomatic Ebola victim.... I mean, you understand that patients don't go to hospitals while they're being built, right?
"Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. . . . Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."
~Orwell, Politics and the English Language
TRANSCRIPT: Pentagon Briefing on DoD Response to Ebola with GEN Rodriguez | United States Africa Command
Notice how much of a difference that is from just "They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people". Most of them will not need the whole suit, those who might because they are handling potentially infected people will have them. You got suckered.Q: And the personal protective gear?
GEN. RODRIGUEZ: The personal protective gear, the majority of the people will just deploy with personal protective gear that includes gloves and masks and things like that. They don't need the whole suit, as such, because they're not going to be in contact with any of the people.
The odds are astronomical. Fact or Fiction?: The Ebola Virus Will Go Airborne - Scientific AmericanWhat if the disease goes airborne? Then what? Life's a bitch like that?
ut interviews with several infectious diseases experts reveal that whereas such a mutation—or more likely series of mutations—might physically be possible, it’s highly unlikely. In fact, there’s almost no historical precedent for any virus to change its basic mode of transmission so radically. “We have so many problems with Ebola, let’s not make another one that, of course, is theoretically possible but is pretty way down on the list of likely issues," says infectious diseases expert William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University. "Everything that is happening now can easily be comprehensively explained by person-to-person spread via body contact. We don’t have to invoke anything else.”
Here is what it would take for it to become a real airborne risk: First off, a substantial amount of Ebola virus would need to start replicating in cells that reside in the throat, the bronchial tubes and possibly in the lungs. Second, the airborne method would have to be so much more efficient than the current extremely efficient means of transmission that it would overcome any genetic costs to the virus stemming from the mutation itself. Substantial natural hurdles make it unlikely that either event will occur.
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