Seriously STFU: EBOLA

Recently, Ebola has officially convinced me to be afraid of it.

That was before a second nurse had been diagnosed with it… who flew on a plane from Cincinnati, Ohio – two days after she started running a fever.

I’m tired of people scoffing and rolling their eyes when I say this makes me nervous.


Oh, Please…Cancer & Diabetes kill people everyday.

Yes, lots of other diseases infect and kill people on a regular basis. Guess what? I’m scared of Cancer, too. Am I allowed to be a bit nervous about both? Stop telling me about other diseases… I’m not stupid.

Only one person has died in America from Ebola.

Yes, only one person has died in America from Ebola. When he was diagnosed – we were told not to worry… it’s not airborne. We have this under control.

Now, two nurses have it.

This is not West Africa – This is AMERICA.


This IS America. With that being said, I would like to have our countries back the way the rest of you non-worriers do, however… all this “it’s not airborne” crap – I don’t believe it. It might not be ‘by-the-book’ airborne … but in my opinion…

(No, I’m not a doctor or scientist – my opinion holds no real value)

If someone with Ebola can sneeze… and their bodily fluid can travel onto my body… It might as well be airborne. 


Additionally, when it comes to us living in America… and thinking we’re so stinkin’ wonderful – I’m not certain our government tells us much of anything. They tell us what we “need” to know… but even then, it’s encrypted in some way, shape or form.


If you’ve been following the news regarding this topic, I’m sure you’ve heard that the initial nurse who contracted Ebola has flat out said that there were no protocols in place while treating the disease. To take it a step further, here is something I read on CNN today:

“The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were not in place, and … those protocols are not in place anywhere in the United States as far as we can tell,” National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro said Tuesday night. “We’re deeply alarmed.”

Yes, I’m nervous. If you’re not, that’s okay – but stop telling me not to.

For myself, it seems realistic that I stay on top of the news & remain cautious…but that’s just me. 

signs and symptoms of ebola

6 thoughts on “Seriously STFU: EBOLA

  1. You are definitely not alone in being afraid. I feel like everyone where I live is freaking out. I am one of those people rolling my eyes and laughing at everyone overreacting. However, I guess I can get why everyone is nervous. I blame the media more than anything else. They are being so ridiculous with their coverage and basically reporting on this issue in a way that’s instilling fear in people.

    If I hear about someone getting Ebola who doesn’t work in the medical field and has never traveled out of the United States, then I may start to worry a bit. But until then, we’re fine.


    1. There are so many things to blame in regards to widespread fear and opinions… A lot of people do not educate themselves and take what they hear on their television while their packing their child’s lunch in the morning… they go to work and try to explain what they overheard & opinions get skewed and mutated.
      What makes me uneasy are the facts coming out regarding the NON urgency and carelessness when it comes to protocol or lack thereof.


  2. I’m always nervous about stuff like this! I was honestly thinking the other day…when do I decide, okay, I’m not leaving the house cause I don’t want to catch this shit! I have a very overactive imagination, so yes, I can imagine it spreading and becoming a real problem. We Americans do think we’re living in a bubble or something, but we’re not. It could happen. This about the plague? At least we have health care, but what good is it if our health care providers are catching it and then spreading it by going out and about. Why is everyone who’s treated someone with Ebola flying? Can someone explain that to me? Because guess how the plague spread (which killed a shit ton of people), yes that’s right, by rats on BOATS!! Traveling across large distances! So be afraid if you want. I’ll join you. We can have an “afraid of ebola” party. We’ll get drinks.


    1. It could happen. That’s what I’m sayin! I’m just unclear where all the aloofness is coming from & then when I attempt to pick their brains…to maybe make myself less nervous…I’m never really satisfied with their response. It’s certainly their right to not be worried – at this point.
      But, I don’t think it’s that crazy to walk with a sense of caution.
      I certainly don’t think it’s a joke.

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