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Thread: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    It'll take a couple months before know enough to say if this is going to spread or be contained. Then of course there's usually a second wave for many viruses a few months to a year later.

    People who keep saying 'don't panic' don't realize that this is the only to heighten protocols and be worried that after it's spread, then panicking is no good.
    I was more or less meaning the numbers WHO and the CDC are crunching right now that are not being publicly revealed, which goes for the ISIL and Russian threats: we're not privy to the information the government is, like intercepts.

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    I was more or less meaning the numbers WHO and the CDC are crunching right now that are not being publicly revealed, which goes for the ISIL and Russian threats: we're not privy to the information the government is, like intercepts.
    There are published reports that aren't very settling, but they're mostly for Africa, not the US. Though if Africa hits 1.4 million, it'll become global within 3-6 months.

    In the worst-case scenario, the two countries could have a total of 21,000 cases of Ebola by Sept. 30 and 1.4 million cases by Jan. 20 if the disease keeps spreading without effective methods to contain it. These figures take into account the fact that many cases go undetected, and estimate that there are actually 2.5 times as many as reported.

    Questions and Answers: Estimating the Future Number of Cases in the Ebola Epidemic—Liberia and Sierra Leone, 2014–2015 | Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever | CDC
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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    I am not the slightest bit worried about any of the 3(4) listed 'fears'.

    I fear lots of things, but not these which are little more then nuisances for me (unless you live in the Ukraine, ISIS territory, West Africa/have/may have Ebola and/or are 'all in' for the markets - none of which applies to me).

    I am far, FAR more concerned about the public/government paranoia that these events will incur which will cause more and more rights to be taken away from law-abiding people in the name of 'government protection' or 'national security' then I am about the events themselves.
    The American masses predilection to panic at the remotest sign of trouble never ceases to amaze me.

    Take Ebola? What are there; four confirmed cases (that are still alive) in America and the masses just go on and on, the media won't shut up and Obama hires an 'Ebola Czar' (?!?). An Ebola Czar...for 4(?!?) cases?

    Ebola In America: Where The Ebola Patients Are - Forbes

    Thousands of Americans will die of the flu this winter and the masses don't even bat an eye. But four Americans have Ebola and 'everyone' starts freaking out and Obama hires an 'Ebola Czar'?

    Grow a spine America.
    Last edited by DA60; 10-18-14 at 03:27 AM.

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    Re: Russia, ISIS or Ebola?

    I believe all are blown vastly out of proportion. Fear mongering is the way the media gets viewers and politicians gain supporters.
    "Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
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