Place your bets ... when and where will Ebola arrive in the US ?
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03-10-2014, 12:29 PM (This post was last modified: 03-10-2014 12:33 PM by cjlr.)
RE: Place your bets ... when and where will Ebola arrive in the US ?
I present the following for your consideration.

It is likely to reach 1,000 signatures by the end of the day. Who knows what it'll be at by the end of the month.

How might these people react to cases reaching a major trading partner?

How might they react to cases within their own country?

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03-10-2014, 12:29 PM
RE: Place your bets ... when and where will Ebola arrive in the US ?
(03-10-2014 09:55 AM)JDog554 Wrote:  
(03-10-2014 09:41 AM)cjlr Wrote:  Even a vary narrow outbreak would have serious consequences.

A disruption of transportation infrastructure for just a couple days (ie, a minimal lockdown and case isolation) would be economically chaotic - not to mention that perhaps the biggest issue is in the panic-driven responses of many people.

Doubt that will happen. Ebola isn't the easiest to spread and can get isolated very quickly. Only reason it's affecting so much of Africa is because of Africa not being well developed healthcare wise. When they brought back those other people that had it they got taken care of quickly. All they need to do is screen people coming from infected places overseas and it won't cause too much trouble for us.

Ebola apparently is roughly about as contagious as Hepatitis C...

You can never be 100% thorough when it comes to screening. Screening passengers coming from the affected area is obviously a very good way of doing it. But you can't guarantee that someone won't fly from Liberia, to an area with no restrictions, and then on to Europe or America...

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03-10-2014, 12:31 PM
RE: Place your bets ... when and where will Ebola arrive in the US ?
(03-10-2014 12:29 PM)Sam Wrote:  You can never be 100% thorough when it comes to screening. Screening passengers coming from the affected area is obviously a very good way of doing it. But you can't guarantee that someone won't fly from Liberia, to an area with no restrictions, and then on to Europe or America...

Indeed.

(03-10-2014 10:51 AM)cjlr Wrote:  Okay. Do you screen someone from Guinea? There are no direct flights from Conakry. Do you screen someone from Lagos, in case they're connecting from Conakry?

Do you screen someone from Paris, in case they're connecting from Lagos?

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03-10-2014, 12:42 PM
RE: Place your bets ... when and where will Ebola arrive in the US ?
I hope you realize that Ebola spreads through blood, vomit, and feces and cannot survive very long outside a human like any other virus.

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03-10-2014, 01:02 PM
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(03-10-2014 12:42 PM)Li_Holodomer Wrote:  I hope you realize that Ebola spreads through blood, vomit, and feces and cannot survive very long outside a human like any other virus.

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Bodily fluids and direct contact. A far cry from "blood, vomit, and feces". External persistence is probably several hours - not long, but not negligible in public spaces.

The information is not hard to find; underreaction is as bad as overreaction.

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03-10-2014, 02:25 PM
RE: Place your bets ... when and where will Ebola arrive in the US ?
(03-10-2014 12:29 PM)cjlr Wrote:  I present the following for your consideration.

It is likely to reach 1,000 signatures by the end of the day. Who knows what it'll be at by the end of the month.

How might these people react to cases reaching a major trading partner?

How might they react to cases within their own country?

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03-10-2014, 02:28 PM
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(03-10-2014 02:25 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(03-10-2014 12:29 PM)cjlr Wrote:  I present the following for your consideration.

It is likely to reach 1,000 signatures by the end of the day. Who knows what it'll be at by the end of the month.

How might these people react to cases reaching a major trading partner?

How might they react to cases within their own country?

It says the page has been moved...no redirect. Consider

It was deleted, must have violated some rule or other.

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03-10-2014, 02:30 PM
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03-10-2014, 03:31 PM
RE: Place your bets ... when and where will Ebola arrive in the US ?
Add D.C. to the list.

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/nation/20.../16645717/


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03-10-2014, 03:40 PM
RE: Place your bets ... when and where will Ebola arrive in the US ?
(03-10-2014 01:02 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(03-10-2014 12:42 PM)Li_Holodomer Wrote:  I hope you realize that Ebola spreads through blood, vomit, and feces and cannot survive very long outside a human like any other virus.

Don't worry, be happy.

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Bodily fluids and direct contact. A far cry from "blood, vomit, and feces". External persistence is probably several hours - not long, but not negligible in public spaces.

The information is not hard to find; underreaction is as bad as overreaction.

Turns out the Texas guy vomited on the sidewalk outside his apartment last weekend after he was 1st discharged, last week. Took them a long time to clean it up, NPR was reporting today. Dodgy

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