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Should we believe the government when they say not to worry about confirmed case

  1. peeples profile image96
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    Should we believe the government when they say not to worry about confirmed case of Ebola?

    There is now a confirmed US Ebola case. The CDC is quick to say we should not worry, and the chances of it being spread on the airplane trip here isn't likely. After seeing how much it spread in other places, should we really believe our government? Should we prepare, and if so how?

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    JThomp42posted 3 years ago

    I am sure they are trying to keep the whole country from panicking. Of course we are all concerned about Ebola. From what I understand you must have direct contact with the person and exchange some sort of body fluid. Saliva, blood, etc. Which is not very easy unless they are friends or family you come in contact with everyday. What concerns me is how long can this virus live outside of the body.

    Saying this, I think the most important thing to know is to wash, wash, wash your hands properly several times per day.

    1. peeples profile image96
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I guess my concern first went to the airplane bathroom. Could a little splatter on a toilet seat be enough to infect the next person who makes the mistake of sitting on the toilet seat?

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      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      They say at the time he flew on the plane he was not yet in the stages of infecting anyone. This virus can stay dormant in the body for up to 10 days.

  3. clivewilliams profile image85
    clivewilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Do you believe the Government about anything at all....part of their duty is to always keep john public docile and in the dark.

    1. peeples profile image96
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is my concern. I believe very little of what they say, which naturally makes me a little more paranoid when stuff like this happens.

    2. Robert the Bruce profile image61
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's wise to distrust the "official story" as a first response. Sometimes digging into independent sources will yield better info. Remember that psychopaths often end up in positions of power...let that sink in.

    3. MizBejabbers profile image93
      MizBejabbersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yours is the first non-propaganda comment I've read. My husband is former CIA. He says "be concerned."

    4. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image76
      J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Take a listen to Gary Null's Progressive Radio Network on the internet.

  4. Titen-Sxull profile image87
    Titen-Sxullposted 3 years ago

    Ebola spreads only through exchanging bodily fluids with a symptomatic sick person so catching it is rather difficult. For most people avoiding it won't be a problem, I'd only be worried if I worked in the travel industry

    I just keep waiting for it to mutate into a world-ending zombie plague like in the movies, but alas no such luck as of yet.

    In actuality Ebola is less dangerous than most common diseases (in that you are MUCH MUCH less likely to get it), here in America the Flu, the regular seasonal flu, kills thousands every single year. In other words, don't panic.

    1. peeples profile image96
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The scarey part is that we typically come into contact with body fluids of others all the time. Sweat, Urine, saliva, and even fecal matter daily. Does Ebola live after the fluid is dry, like after someone sneezes in their hand?

    2. lisavollrath profile image96
      lisavollrathposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, if we're looking for something that could quickly kill off large numbers of people, I vote for flu before Ebola. One really bad outbreak of flu could kill millions.

  5. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 3 years ago

    I live in the DFW metroplex, and know people who work at the hospital where this patient is being isolated. So, this isn't just something that's happening somewhere else. It's in my backyard.

    It's important to note that two people who were transported to North Carolina for treatment after being infected in Africa caused no further infections. What the CDC did there worked.

    Ebola is spread by contact with bodily fluids. The reason it's spreading in Africa has in part to do with burial customs, and how bodies are handled by family members. Ebola is not transmitted through the air. In a liquid or dried state, it can survive outside a host for 5 days. That means if the patient with Ebola, while in his infectious state, spit on your grocery cart handle, and you, in turn, licked your hands after touching it a couple days later, you might contract the disease, but it's highly unlikely. It's slightly more likely that someone infected with Ebola might cough or sneeze on you (although coughing and sneezing are not symptoms of the disease), and you might get their fluids in your mouth or eyes.

    Right now, it's one guy, in a lockdown room. I have no doubt now that this has happened, travel restrictions will be the next step in containment. The CDC lives for this kind of thing. They're here, in Dallas, working with the hospital to insure nobody else gets sick.

    Yes, I'm concerned. It's Ebola. I've read The Hot Zone. But right now, it's just one guy who flew here, and I trust that it won't be allowed to happen again.

    1. peeples profile image96
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are better than I! I don't think if I were that close to it I would trust much. Just the thought of how he wasn't contained on the plane, or the days before he was admitted, I wonder about the possible spread. I'm not one to panic, I do worry.

    2. lisavollrath profile image96
      lisavollrathposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The moment they announce it's spread here, my dog and I will be in the truck and gone. I'm sure I have relatives I can visit. smile

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    christiananrkistposted 3 years ago

    im most likely too skeptical and cynical when it come to our gov, but i wouldnt even listen to their workout tips. however, i also dont like to worry or live my life in fear of things because the media likes to blow things up for ratings. i say go about your life as normal and deal with things that actually happen. worrying never solved anything.

    1. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image76
      J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Do you read about the alternative media on the internet or listen to Pacifica Radio (WBAI 99.5FM)? Listen to Gary Null's Progressive Radio Network on the internet.

  7. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 3 years ago

    I think a lot of the spread in Africa has to do with health care (or lack thereof).

    When it comes to the CDC or health officials, I am not overly skeptical. Simply because they know way more about health-related topics than I do and questioning their every move would just drive me into insanity. I don't take everything they say as absolute truth but if I can't find any reason to distrust what they're saying on any given topic, then I don't. I also don't think there's anything wrong with telling people not to panic, even if it is worse than they're letting on, because mass hysteria is NEVER a good thing.

    Based on my own research, combined with the reactions and info coming from health officials, I'm much more worried about enterovirus at this point.

    1. lisavollrath profile image96
      lisavollrathposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I was just reading about enterovirus. Scary stuff!

    2. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image76
      J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Tell us more about Enterovirus.

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    Copper Manposted 3 years ago

    There's probably no reason at the present to DISbelieve the government concerning Ebola. If confirmed cases occur, the media most likely will quickly keep us informed. Meantime, practice the same care and hygiene you would to protect yourself against any communicable disease. Wash your hands often, avoid intimate contact with strangers, stay healthy, pray for those who have become infected.

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      christiananrkistposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      you have faith the media will inform us properly?

    2. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Christian, I CERTAINTLY DON'T.

    3. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image76
      J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Cleanliness is the key I do agree.

  9. cjhunsinger profile image75
    cjhunsingerposted 3 years ago

    peeples

    There is absolutely no reason to mistrust the government, especially with the man, who promised absolute transparency, Barrack Obama. Was it he, who promised the American people that we could keep our own doctor? Promised that we could keep our own health care plan or that there was not a "smidgen" of evidence of a corrupt IRS or that Benghazi was a video or that he was going to get to the bottom of NSA spying on Americans.
    Our government is a bastion of truth and honesty. The Lusitania was not carrying munitions, The Gulf of Tonkin really happened the way the government said it did and Iraq did have WMD--somewhere.
    I believe Barack. I believe in his great character  and integrity. He is a man of his word.

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      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The WMD'S had been transported to Syria before the investigation began.

    2. cjhunsinger profile image75
      cjhunsingerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      JT
      Really!

    3. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What do you think Assad used to kill thousands of his own people?

    4. cjhunsinger profile image75
      cjhunsingerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      JT
      I am sure you are right.

    5. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you CJ.

    6. Robert the Bruce profile image61
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Haha...well played, CJ. Like a pacifier to the infant's mouth.  smile

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      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Robert... is this site a game to you? Are we all in competition? We all need to act like "adults" here.

    8. Robert the Bruce profile image61
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not interested in your opinion of what constitutes acting like an adult. You consistently display some of the most childlike behaviors of anyone on this site. I won't be answering to you for my choice of words in Q&A. Comprende?  :-)

    9. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      LOL

    10. Robert the Bruce profile image61
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Just so we understand each other...I (and others) know the games you play.     smile

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      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I understand that you are like a spoiled child who must be agreed with to get along with anyone. You are the epitome of ego gone wild. Whatever I did or said really got under your skin uh Bob? You know what.. this is life. Get over it bud. And "NO"

    12. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      CJ, forgot to add the problems associated with the influx of illegals streaming into America through our lovely amnesty program.The situation is only going to get worseTrust the government?There is some swampland in Florida that I would like to sell.

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      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You know I am beginning to believe that link and Robert the bruce are the same people> Hmmmm or roommates

    14. Robert the Bruce profile image61
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, jt. You're probably the most vocal Christian troll on this site. Between your absurd religious claims and whiny questions, is it really any wonder why you catch so much flack from thinking people?

    15. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You my friend are definitely not in that group! Give me a break. Troll? As YOU have mentioned several times.. isn't that calling the kettle black? What is so sad is you are a miserable troll. You are not even good at this. comprende senio'r wink

    16. Robert the Bruce profile image61
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, jt. Whatever you say...

    17. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That is exactly what I thought/think

    18. Robert the Bruce profile image61
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe I'm not that "good at this." I think I need troll lessons. Will you teach me, master? Your advanced skills blow the mind...   big_smile

    19. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image76
      J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone has a right to decent healthcare, unfortunately it is expensive. This unfortunate scenario can breed epidemics.

    20. peeples profile image96
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It would be lovely if you guys would call it quits, at least on this question. You're both off topic.

    21. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So sorry peeples. I am done here. Have a great day.

    22. peeples profile image96
      peeplesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Jeff. Same to you.

  10. Shanna Fecto profile image60
    Shanna Fectoposted 3 years ago

    You should take everything you're told from every source with a grain of salt. There is no assured safety from a deadly disease outbreak. Is it extremely easy to transmit ebola? No. Its only transmitted via bodily fluids and its only contagiois when the infected person is actually presenting symptoms. But the fact of the matter is that we are not prepared as a country to deal with this. This infected man traveled from western africa and when he got sick he did the right thing. He went to the hospital and informed the staff there of his travel. They sent him home with antibiotics at the time he was most contagious as opposed to isolating him. As a prepared nation our first response would be to take more precautions at airports to screen and have more informed hospitals and medical personal that wont drop the ball like this again. Regardless of what they say, this man had plenty of contact while contagiois with more people than we want to believe. The government's first priority is control and order not truth and informed citizens. Keep your home stocked with emergency provisions. Wash your hands. And if you work in the medical field and you see a sick person that just traveled from an epidemic hot spot please for the love of God put them in isolation immediately.

  11. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image76
    J - R - Fr13m9nposted 3 years ago

    It depends on which media outlet you listen to. Would it be mainstream media? Take a read on alternative media and then decide. What I suggest is a precautionary approach. Learn as much as you can about the disease; especially how it gestates and spreads.

  12. lone77star profile image82
    lone77starposted 3 years ago

    The government said that radiation was safe in the early 50s. I've even pulled up a cosmetic commercial from the 50s which shows a model putting on radioactive makeup to see how good her facial cleanser was. Yikes!

    The government said that 9/11 was done by 19 Muslim hijackers and used it as a pretext to invade Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet, they trained some of those hijackers at US military bases before 9/11. And many of them were given visas in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia over the objections of the person in charge of visas. Then government scientists lied about World Trade Center 7 (the third building to collapse on that day), saying that it did not fall at perfect free fall. Later, when forced to admit free fall, they fraudulently claimed that free fall was consistent with their model of collapse caused by office fires. Effectively, they've claimed that solid steel can sometimes offer zero resistance. If this is the case, then architects would never build with solid steel.

    Lies are a major tool of politicians and their psychopathic owners.

    The government already has detention centers built around the country for families. Razor wire atop 20-foot fences, and playgrounds inside for the kiddies. They also have millions of plastic coffins waiting for use. This was several years ago. They've been planning this for some time.

    Read the Georgia Guidestones. The psychopaths want to have a more manageable slave population. To achieve that, 6.5 billion have to die.

    A great deal of suffering is planned, like 9/11, but on a far larger scale.

    The best solution is to do what the Jewish spiritualists (Kabbalists) talked about -- study Kabbalah and practice loving others as ourselves, wishing for them everything that they desire. This may seem crazy when the psychopathic elite are bent on killing most of us. But like the Chinese finger puzzle (Chinese "handcuffs"), the way to pull them off is to do the counterintuitive move of pushing your fingers together, then slipping them off. Pulling only makes them tighter. As Jesus said, resist not evil, but turn the other cheek. When you love others unconditionally, this become easy.

    When we do this (love others and giving up self-concern) then we heal the world. Suffering will decrease.

  13. celafoe profile image60
    celafoeposted 3 years ago

    if you believe anything the US government wants you to believe, you have a big  problem  . 
           
    I cant think of anything the Government has wanted me to believe in the last 70 yrs that was good for me.

 
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