2013 Superbug - page 2

While I should be studying for my upcoming CEN test date, with coffee in hand, I decide to wander the "science" headlines, as I am apt to do on a warm and sunny Sunday morning. I pay attention to... Read More

  1. by   MassED
    almost a year later and now we have the very real threat of Ebola. We are being fed information (more like propaganda) from the CDC regarding the relative "low risk" to the general public of transmission. They are more in fear of HIV, yet look how great that has turned out.

    Bringing two Americans back to the States, rather than bringing the treatment to Africa (where Ebola already is!) is insanity! We now have, for the first time, brought a disease that is nearly 90% fatal VOLUNTARILY into a country where it has not previously been (other than with monkeys in a lab).

    Does anyone else find this scary? Being health professionals, I laugh when I see the Director of Emory Hospital say "we're not worried" when bringing in the Ebola patients. The CDC says they are not worried, that it is not easily transmitted. Excuse me? Then how is it that it hasn't been stopped? Knowing that a disease is 90% fatal, how can anyone say "I'm not worried."

    Just trying to keep public pandemonium at bay, I'm sure.
  2. by   CountyRat
    I started to write a response, but there is such a great article on the Survival Doctor's site that I decided to just recommend that. Search "12 things you absolutely must know about Ebola." The doc is clearly no propagandist. He writes very straight forward stuff and he doesn't try to push any agenda. He also responds to questions and challenges humbly and without arguing or criticism of different ideas. I hope you will check him out and decide for yourself.
    Last edit by CountyRat on Aug 6, '14