The outcry will be incredible. AIDS was not perceived as a threat to 'good people.' Just gays and addicts. It wasnt airborne. The civil rights outrage would have been nuts.
It will be incredibly terrible in a truly dangerous epidemic. The govt will try...and fail...but it will be a nightmare. Of course people wont follow govt plans. When things get tough, they'll panic. Troops will end up killing people, neighbors will end up killing people, troops will abandon their posts and go home, so will cops, etc.
But denying it doesnt mean this isnt the case.
Assuming the virus does not change its route of transmission, any outbreak will be minimal in western countries.
This virus needs to be spread by blood and fluid contact, similar to HIV. But people are not reserviors of this virus like HIV, and if you make it thru, you are immune, much like a flu. Western medicine, with use of gloves, gowns and santitation and disposable sharps make this a non issue.
Unless, of course, a mutation allows it to spread via air or contact via hand surfaces. Then we're talking a big mess.
Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.
How on Earth should I know?
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
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Quote Originally Posted by clownboy
We don't even quarantine infectious TB anymore. I still believe we could have stopped, or at least significantly reduced the AIDS epidemic here if we had quarantined in the very beginning when we first became aware. And good luck with getting people to follow the government's plans in this sort of situation.Originally Posted by Lursa
Last edited by clownboy; 09-29-14 at 01:20 PM.
And you dismissed the quarantine saying people wouldnt cooperate. Implying that the govt wouldnt bother since that would be the outcome. If I read that implication incorrectly, I apologize but in general your entire response minimized and dismissed the true nature of what the govt plans and it's outcome.
That was certainly not the tone or perspective in my response.
I started this thread several months ago regarding the spread while it was still in Africa.
http://www.debatepolitics.com/off-to...t-borders.html (Ebola "totally out of control" in West Africa, says Doctors Without Borders)
Now it's here.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug