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Re: Ebola epidemic

Postby lumpenprole on Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:52 pm

And if you're seriously interested in following the story without OMIGODWESGONNADIE, may I recommend this:

http://www.eboladeeply.org/
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Re: Ebola epidemic

Postby dontfeartheringo on Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:28 pm

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dontfeartheringo wrote:Our healthcare system is about as ramshackle and ineffective as it could be without actually being consciously created to do harm. (But at least it's expensive.)


It's kind of apt that this would happen in Texas: The US State that is the most hostile to centralized management. Also, the hospital where this is happening has been sued multiple times for turning away patients for being uninsured.

This is exactly the epidemic we deserve.

I'd love to read the Danish newspapers' take on all of this.


Gah. It's an epidemic in the countries in Africa with the worst health care infrastructure in the world. Even nearby NIgeria is able to deal with outbreak better than Liberia.

Describing it as an epidemic in the US is completely irresponsible. EV-D68 is a lot bigger threat here because it's spreading like mad and there are 7 confirmed fatalities. It's not as splashy (literally), but it's super contagious and hard to identify.

Say what you will about our healthcare system and most of the time I'll agree with you. But we're more than capable of doing the kind of work that will minimize Ebola danger to everyone except front line health care workers. And even they are in less danger than the news would have you believe.

Stop spreading fear. It doesn't help anyone.


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Re: Ebola epidemic

Postby lumpenprole on Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:36 pm

dontfeartheringo wrote:
lumpenprole wrote:
dontfeartheringo wrote:Our healthcare system is about as ramshackle and ineffective as it could be without actually being consciously created to do harm. (But at least it's expensive.)


It's kind of apt that this would happen in Texas: The US State that is the most hostile to centralized management. Also, the hospital where this is happening has been sued multiple times for turning away patients for being uninsured.

This is exactly the epidemic we deserve.

I'd love to read the Danish newspapers' take on all of this.


Gah. It's an epidemic in the countries in Africa with the worst health care infrastructure in the world. Even nearby NIgeria is able to deal with outbreak better than Liberia.

Describing it as an epidemic in the US is completely irresponsible. EV-D68 is a lot bigger threat here because it's spreading like mad and there are 7 confirmed fatalities. It's not as splashy (literally), but it's super contagious and hard to identify.

Say what you will about our healthcare system and most of the time I'll agree with you. But we're more than capable of doing the kind of work that will minimize Ebola danger to everyone except front line health care workers. And even they are in less danger than the news would have you believe.

Stop spreading fear. It doesn't help anyone.


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Dear god, read the article:

"I’m not particularly panic-y about ebola, even though obviously the family members of ER personnel have a lot at stake in ebola preparedness."

Again, is our medical system fucked up? Yes. Does that mean we're all going to get Ebola? No. The reason that hospital administrators are say they are perfectly prepared for ebola is that they are at a really small risk of getting any.

You? As a human being? You should be way more concerned about getting familiar with the symptoms and treatment for a stroke because that's probably what you're going to encounter, and minutes save brain function.
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Re: Ebola epidemic

Postby Boombats on Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:01 pm

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No that'd be my jam band name, Ebola Hat.

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Re: Ebola epidemic

Postby bishopdante on Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:18 pm

Am picturing a future where fully-enclosed fashion is all the rage, stuff has got so dirty and dangerous on a microbial/toxic level on street level that people wear overcoats offering a similar level of protection to space suits, filtered air systems etc.

They have designer facemasks in china already.

How long until there's "hazmat couture"?

That's what cars are for, really. The aristocrat's carriage, a safe environment.
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Re: Ebola epidemic

Postby Sabol on Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:57 pm

I want a Hazmat/Ghillie hybrid suit more then ever.
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Re: Ebola epidemic

Postby jimmy two hands on Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:15 am

bishopdante wrote:How long until there's "hazmat couture"?


I prefer the classic look, personally.
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Re: Ebola epidemic

Postby bumble on Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:21 am

jimmy two hands wrote:
bishopdante wrote:How long until there's "hazmat couture"?


I prefer the classic look, personally.
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I wish I could find the reference, but will have to present it as an anecdote.

In one plague doctor's notes, he mentioned a side-benefit of wearing the waxed outfit above (designed to protect the doctor from plague-causing vapors) was relief from the otherwise constant annoyance of fleas.
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Re: Ebola epidemic

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Re: Ebola epidemic

Postby lumpenprole on Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:52 pm

I was looking for an old thread and found this one again.

It's interesting to post from the future where we're all dead of Ebola.
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Re: Ebola epidemic

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