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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
PostPosted: Wed October 29, 2014 11:48 pm 
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Dear Kaci Hickox,
Thank you for your service. You went to West Africa, you did a brave and kind thing, and you made America look good. That's wonderful. Now, please just stay at home for a couple of weeks. As a medical professional, you may think a quarantine is pointless and silly. But, quite frankly, we are frightened. It's a scary disease. Just humor us.
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I almost hope she comes down with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
PostPosted: Wed October 29, 2014 11:58 pm 
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The Argonaut wrote:
Dear Kaci Hickox,
Thank you for your service. You went to West Africa, you did a brave and kind thing, and you made America look good. That's wonderful. Now, please just stay at home for a couple of weeks. As a medical professional, you may think a quarantine is pointless and silly. But, quite frankly, we are frightened. It's a scary disease. Just humor us.
Sincerely,
The Argonaut



I kinda feel this way too. Im glad she stood up and said a mandatory quarantine violated her rights (it does). Im glad they let her out of it (they shouldnt have FORCED it in the first place). Now she should take some time and relax and quarantine herself, just because.

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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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lol @ medical professional

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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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McParadigm wrote:
lol @ medical professional



http://nypost.com/2014/10/29/ebola-doctor-lied-about-his-nyc-travels-police/

lol, indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
PostPosted: Thu October 30, 2014 3:54 am 
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Mandatory quarantine might be excessive in this case, but even I would say that it is a valid function of government when the public health threat is significant. If you have sufficient income to go to West Africa for weeks or months at a time, a 21 day voluntary quarantine will probably not break the bank. (maybe she can look into that guy's aunt who makes $7444/month online during her time at home)


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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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Let's listen to the scientists on this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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cutuphalfdead wrote:
Let's listen to the scientists on this one.


Let's just hope that they aren't eugenicists.


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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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cutuphalfdead wrote:
Let's listen to the scientists on this one.


Her behavior isn't a question of science, it's question of obeying the rules the government lays out, which are not usually based on science or facts but trending public opinion. So in fact, she is right and she's not going to cause a health risk to the public by defying the quarantine, but what she is doing is setting a precedent that the rules only apply to those whose choose to accept them and clearly demonstrating the fragility of governments ability to enforce it's own mandates. If she doesn't abide by the quarantine why should anyone? She needs to realize she is not Ebola's version of Rosa Parks.


Edit: The CDC is at least trying to be a little more upfront about it now:

http://nypost.com/2014/10/29/cdc-admits-droplets-from-a-sneeze-could-spread-ebola/


And has no one mentioned that our Aussie friends have effectively shut their border to West African travelers?

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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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Oh for fucks sake. This is why this party will never be a serious political party over here
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/10682926/Green-MP-Homeopathy-is-an-option

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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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broken iris wrote:
McParadigm wrote:
lol @ medical professional



http://nypost.com/2014/10/29/ebola-doctor-lied-about-his-nyc-travels-police/

lol, indeed.


I was under the impression this was pretty much debunked.

Plus, it's the NY Post.


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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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digster wrote:
broken iris wrote:
McParadigm wrote:
lol @ medical professional



http://nypost.com/2014/10/29/ebola-doctor-lied-about-his-nyc-travels-police/

lol, indeed.


I was under the impression this was pretty much debunked.

Plus, it's the NY Post.

consider the source of the post


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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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digster wrote:
broken iris wrote:
McParadigm wrote:
lol @ medical professional



http://nypost.com/2014/10/29/ebola-doctor-lied-about-his-nyc-travels-police/

lol, indeed.


I was under the impression this was pretty much debunked.

Plus, it's the NY Post.


After I posted that it NYC Health Department said he "fully cooperated", which is not the same as "he didn't lie at first", but it's history at this point.

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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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I was just laughing at nurses. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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McParadigm wrote:
I was just laughing at nurses. :?

what's your beef with nurses, mcp?


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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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An abnormally pervasive culture of incompetence.

What's your beef with beefs?

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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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i'm a big fan of the opaqueness of your opinions, soul-stealer


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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/health/e ... index.html

During the lull before the second wave of coronavirus, I give you Ebola.

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 Post subject: Re: Contagion: A thread about epidemic diseases
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Didn't remember this thread existed. You should really merge the 'rona thread with this one, ruddo.

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