WHAT’S NEXT? WHO KNOWS … WHICH MAY BE WHY PEOPLE ARE FREAKING OUT
By FITSNEWS || So there’s this disease … maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s called Ebola.
Yeah … funny, huh? Anyway this website has been covering the deadly Ebola virus extensively in recent weeks like the rest of the media. Maybe too much, some say. Anyway, we were on the story when Ebola was halfway around the world … after it arrived on our shores … and after our government failed miserably in its promise to “stop it in its tracks.”
So what’s the latest? Well, according to Northeastern University professor Alessandro Vespignani, there could be as many as two dozen confirmed U.S. Ebola cases by the end of the month.
That’s the good news. The bad news?
“We have a worst-case scenario, and you don’t even want to know,” Vespignani told Bloomberg. “That would be like a bad science fiction movie.”
Wow … comforting (editor’s note: sarcasm alert).
No wonder people are freaking.
According to a new Fox News poll, 68 percent of respondents were concerned about the Ebola virus spreading. Meanwhile 55 percent believed the government was ready to deal with it. Also sixty percent of respondents said they believed flights should be banned from West African countries where the disease is running wild.
And finally, respondents were split 46-46 percent as to whether the government is hiding information about Ebola from the public.
Fox surveyed 1,012 registered voters nationwide (on landlines and cell phones) from October 12-14, 2014. Its survey has a margin of error of plus or minus three percent.
First discovered in 1976, Ebola is a virological taxin that is spread through bodily fluids. Its current outbreak – which began in December 2013 in West Africa – has killed 4,500 people and infected 9,000.
After an incubation period ranging from two days to three weeks, Ebola victims begin experiencing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea – at which point they are contagious. Eventually their kidneys and livers begin to shut down, a process accompanied by mass internal hemorrhaging. There is no treatment and no cure for the virus. Also, Ebola has a fifty percent mortality rate – meaning one out of every two people who contract the disease die from it.
This week the World Health Organization (WHO) made some frightening projections regarding the disease – estimating that 5,000-10,000 new cases could be seen per week in West Africa. WHO officials also estimated the mortality rate for the disease at 70 percent.
@fitsnews Write one more post on Ebola and I'm gonna force-feed you from that Ebola-infested Chocolate Fountain until u submit to my will!
— Andrew Schweiger (@TheSchwig) October 16, 2014