Ebola story might be just beginning.

Post Reply
User avatar
mistermack
Posts: 15093
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:57 am
About me: Never rong.
Contact:

Ebola story might be just beginning.

Post by mistermack » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:24 pm

Going by the lack of news, we might think that Ebola is nearly sorted, and that it's days are numbered.
Maybe that's true, but maybe not.

With such high numbers of Ebola sufferers, the virus will have a chance to mutate.
It's of a type that mutates easily, like flu and HIV.
So, it can become more contagious, and worse, a bit less virulent. That could mean that some people could carry it and spread it, without having any symptoms. That could set the world on Ebola-fire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31019097

If it does get eradicated, it could be that the world dodged a very nasty bullet.
While there is a market for shit, there will be assholes to supply it.

User avatar
cronus
Black Market Analyst
Posts: 18122
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:09 pm
About me: Illis quos amo deserviam
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Re: Ebola story might be just beginning.

Post by cronus » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:38 pm

mistermack wrote:Going by the lack of news, we might think that Ebola is nearly sorted, and that it's days are numbered.
Maybe that's true, but maybe not.

With such high numbers of Ebola sufferers, the virus will have a chance to mutate.
It's of a type that mutates easily, like flu and HIV.
So, it can become more contagious, and worse, a bit less virulent. That could mean that some people could carry it and spread it, without having any symptoms. That could set the world on Ebola-fire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31019097

If it does get eradicated, it could be that the world dodged a very nasty bullet.
It's like the seventies and the dark ages of Hiv in Africa. Another decade and then all hell will break loose. :nono:
What will the world be like after its ruler is removed?

User avatar
JimC
The sentimental bloke
Posts: 63455
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:58 am
About me: To be serious about gin requires years of dedicated research.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Ebola story might be just beginning.

Post by JimC » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:00 am

mistermack, stop encouraging Scumple! :nono:
Nurse, where the fuck's my cardigan?
And my gin!

User avatar
Xamonas Chegwé
Bouncer
Bouncer
Posts: 50939
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:23 pm
About me: I have prehensile eyebrows.
I speak 9 languages fluently, one of which other people can also speak.
When backed into a corner, I fit perfectly - having a right-angled arse.
Location: Nottingham UK
Contact:

Re: Ebola story might be just beginning.

Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:10 am

JimC wrote:mistermack, stop encouraging Scumple! :nono:
:this:

I vote an immediate rule-change to make scumple-encouragement punishable by banning, disembowelment and confiscation of any and all pokemons (but not necessarily in that order.) :lay:
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
Salman Rushdie
You talk to God, you're religious. God talks to you, you're psychotic.
House MD
Who needs a meaning anyway, I'd settle anyday for a very fine view.
Sandy Denny
This is the wrong forum for bluffing :nono:
Paco
Yes, yes. But first I need to show you this venomous fish!
Calilasseia
I think we should do whatever Pawiz wants.
Twoflower
Bella squats momentarily then waddles on still peeing, like a horse
Millefleur

User avatar
cronus
Black Market Analyst
Posts: 18122
Joined: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:09 pm
About me: Illis quos amo deserviam
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Re: Ebola story might be just beginning.

Post by cronus » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:53 am

Xamonas Chegwé wrote:
JimC wrote:mistermack, stop encouraging Scumple! :nono:
:this:

I vote an immediate rule-change to make scumple-encouragement punishable by banning, disembowelment and confiscation of any and all pokemons (but not necessarily in that order.) :lay:
If that happened my task here would be complete. :read:
What will the world be like after its ruler is removed?

User avatar
Thumpalumpacus
Posts: 1350
Joined: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:13 pm
About me: Texan by birth, musician by nature, writer by avocation, freethinker by inclination.
Contact:

Re: Ebola story might be just beginning.

Post by Thumpalumpacus » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:30 am

Yeah, when ebola evolves to aerobic transmission ....
these are things we think we know
these are feelings we might even share
these are thoughts we hide from ourselves
these are secrets we cannot lay bare.

User avatar
rainbow
Posts: 9973
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:10 am
About me: Pre-Modernist
Location: Africa
Contact:

Re: Ebola story might be just beginning.

Post by rainbow » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:29 am

Xamonas Chegwé wrote:
JimC wrote:mistermack, stop encouraging Scumple! :nono:
:this:

I vote an immediate rule-change to make scumple-encouragement punishable by banning, disembowelment and confiscation of any and all pokemons (but not necessarily in that order.) :lay:
You left out Interpretive Dance Therapy.
aingira usaina duzu

User avatar
Svartalf
Offensive Grail Keeper
Posts: 35115
Joined: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:42 pm
Location: Paris France
Contact:

Re: Ebola story might be just beginning.

Post by Svartalf » Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:46 am

well, disembowelling is acceptable while interpretive dance therapy is excessive cruelty.
Embrace the Darkness, it needs a hug

PC stands for "Patronizing Cocksucker" Randy Ping

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests