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Riots/2nd Outbreak/Ebola is back

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girlwithnoname has 11 years experience and specializes in sepsis/pul.

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Hi, 

Are any of you guys worried about the riots having a second COVID outbreak? I am super worried about the world. Also, I found out that Ebola came back in Congo. I'm trying not to be anxious but how can you not as a nurse right now. 😞

Heres a link to the Ebola coming back: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/world/africa/ebola-outbreak-congo.html

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A Hit With The Ladies has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych.

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These protests and riots will die down. The media cycle can milk any story for so long before people want to return to normalcy. What'll happen is the protests will fizzle out (like Occupy Wall Street did) when public opinion turns against them because of continued rioting and looting from a definite and opportunistic minority amongst the protesters that has to be put down forcibly.

COVID cases are still rising, bear in mind, yet people have burnt out listening about the Corona and are moving on with their lives. Epidemiologically speaking, it's like a "super-flu" in terms of mortality rates at this point. If there's a second spike there's nothing left to be done but to let that peak run its course and get it over with.

We already have a cure for Ebola now, so that won't be an issue.

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7 hours ago, A Hit With The Ladies said:

These protests and riots will die down. The media cycle can milk any story for so long before people want to return to normalcy. What'll happen is the protests will fizzle out (like Occupy Wall Street did) when public opinion turns against them because of continued rioting and looting from a definite and opportunistic minority amongst the protesters that has to be put down forcibly.

COVID cases are still rising, bear in mind, yet people have burnt out listening about the Corona and are moving on with their lives. Epidemiologically speaking, it's like a "super-flu" in terms of mortality rates at this point. If there's a second spike there's nothing left to be done but to let that peak run its course and get it over with.

We already have a cure for Ebola now, so that won't be an issue.

Mostly what's dying down are poor people, disproportionately black and brown males, at the hands of increasingly violent police.  Is it difficult to imagine that for lots of Americans, what you call 'normalcy' isn't comfortable or acceptable?

Most Americans are now able to identify the violent tactics of the anarchists. They aren't part of the protests.  They are instigators, hoping to cause conflict and harm to protesters at the hands of police.  There are still many people naive to this tactic, but there are fewer with each èxposed example. 

So now health professionals should compare it to the "super-flu"? What does that even mean?

Was there concern about an Ebola outbreak? Is this just a side observation? 

The USA was already destined to have a full fledged second wave when people marched with weapons to demand their right to haircuts, Heineken and hot wings.  Then they crowded together on beaches and at pools.  A significant percentage of the population simply refuse to take the public health seriously. Or to value the health of the people over the health of the economy...or over their 'wants'.

 

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