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Old 08-06-2014, 01:36 PM   #121
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FINE! play the asteroid card!! Then here is a 'half full' view 7 Reasons The World Isn't Totally Screwed Right Now
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:44 PM   #122
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I liked it.

900 death so far against world population of 7 Billion .... a mere 6+ earthquake in China killed more than 600 people (and counting) in one day.

People panicked on SARS, too. At the end of the day, the total death toll was less than 1000.
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After learning that Ebola can be communicated through sweat I now understand the utility of those cover-the-body robes common in Africa and the Middle East. You don't want to come in contact with a sweaty body on the bus or in the markets.
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I liked it.

900 death so far against world population of 7 Billion .... a mere 6+ earthquake in China killed more than 600 people (and counting) in one day.

People panicked on SARS, too. At the end of the day, the total death toll was less than 1000.
Only a few kids have ever died by putting their head through fence slats and yet regulations now require I have to space my slats no more than 4" apart.

Why such regulations when it is far more likely that an asteroid will hit an Ebola patient and splatter me with fluids?
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I opine it was a political smoke-screen decision.

"… all Ebola virus species have displayed the ability to be spread through airborne particles (aerosols)… "

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/fact-sheet.pdf

The ebola "noise" is helping to keep subdued the myriad of diseases being brought into this country by the invasion along our southern border.
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There is a far greater threat to public health from a new strain of influenza than from ebola.
+1. I only worry about the (easily transmitted) really bad stuff. I hope Al-Qaeda doesn't get their hands on some.

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/influenza-epidemic/
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The thread has run it's course, thanks for an intreresting discussion

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