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.

SERIOUSLY: STFU

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Okay Ebola – you win. I’m scared.

I try and stay away from scary news. I attempt to shield myself from things that are nerve-wracking that I have no control over; seems like a logical way to stay sane if you ask me.

Cue: Ebola.

I mean, it can’t happen to me…right? That’s what I thought when I wound up pregnant…and now my son is 8 years old. I learned the, “it won’t happen to me” way of thinking does not always work in my/our favor.

Today, I read that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has admitted:

wellllllll, Ebola could be or could become airborne. 

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Experts are increasingly expressing fears that the Ebola virus can spread through “droplets suspended in the air” [AKA: Casual Contact].

Casual contact is defined as a) being within approximately 3 feet or within the room or care area for a prolonged period of time while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment or having direct brief contact (e.g., shaking hands) with an EVD case while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment.”

study that was done in 2012 showed the Ebola virus was able to travel between pigs and monkeys that were in separate cages – with no direct contact.

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We’re all screwed.

I’m not a doctor, scientist, pig or a monkey…but, that sounds airborne to me.

I don’t like it when I’m not able to ignore a problem anymore because I feel it actually poses a legit threat to myself, my family… millions of people…………..the whole world.

So then, I start reading more…and see this on CNN

“Every time a new person gets Ebola, the virus gets another chance to mutate and develop new capabilities. Osterholm calls it “genetic roulette.”

Osterholm is, Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota…and he goes on to say:

“I can’t imagine anything in my career — and this includes HIV — that would be more devastating to the world than a respiratory transmissible Ebola virus.”

So, I think it’s safe to say that things are getting serious. At this point…It’s not just going to go away. We aren’t going to wake up one morning, turn on the news and hear that Ebola has been taken care of – and it’s ran its course.

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I don’t like it… I’m scared. You win, Ebola…I’ll now be reading about you every single day for the latest unnerving information while attempting to keep myself and family away from you.

Gross.

Source: The Anti-Media