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think4yourself October 21st, 2014 5:59pm

The director of the CDC said that you cannot get ebola from riding a bus, but said if you have ebola you should not ride on a bus because you may infect others. Does this make sense?

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Henry123 Connecticut
10/23/14 2:45 pm

It's caught through bodily fluid contact so sneezing on a bus could theoretically get someone sick... If not then they wouldn't reccomend that people stay away from the bus if sick

inthehole
10/21/14 9:26 pm

It makes sense. It means they don't know!

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EarlyBird Portland
10/21/14 4:55 pm

I think I'll just stay off busses for awhile :-)

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/21/14 5:45 pm

You can get the bird flu from a person on a bus. :p

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/21/14 4:44 pm

Yes. These are not contradictory statements. You cannot catch ebola by just sitting next to someone who has it, and you should not be on a bus or other restricted space full of people if you have it, because you might expose them (i.e. puke on them).

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/21/14 4:49 pm

You CAN catch ebola, on a bus or anywhere else, if an infected person pukes on you. I've ridden busses, but other than kids and drunks that puke on everything, I've rarely been puked on.

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
10/21/14 4:30 pm

It's all about risk assessment.
Most activity including riding on a bus is safe for the general public. But it's foolish for someone who is actually sick to try to beat the odds.

Torfin Never Behind
10/21/14 4:19 pm

The Director of the CDC is a dumbarse that doesn't know what he is talking about.

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KingRodney Enjoy the Decline
10/21/14 4:05 pm

No. And are we really allowing Ebola sick patients to police themselves?

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KingRodney Enjoy the Decline
10/21/14 4:05 pm

After the guy who brought it here?

Vietman manhattan
10/21/14 4:00 pm

The point isn't the bus. The point is you aren't going to get Ebola unless bodily flu it's from an infected person touches your bodily fluids.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/21/14 4:16 pm

Do you realize the two healthcare workers that caught it here were wearing full protective gear?

Vietman manhattan
10/21/14 4:49 pm

What's your argument? Somehow infected fluids got to the medical professionals.

think4yourself Not a safe space
10/21/14 5:55 pm

My point would be many people, including the CDC, said ebola was not going to be transmitted here because of all the precautions they take and if two trained healthcare workers in full protective gear can catch it then it can be caught on a bus.

ScrewU Gone
10/21/14 3:53 pm

The director has spoken fondly if his days as a "community organizer." Coincidence? I think not.

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moonshot More often I know nothing
10/21/14 3:47 pm

The act of riding a bus will not spread Ebola, however, you can catch Ebola from someone on a bus, or anywhere for that matter, if you contact their bodily fluids. The bus is superfluous.

moonshot More often I know nothing
10/21/14 3:49 pm

It's no different than an elevator, or a train, or an airplane, or a street corner for that matter. Where you are doesn't matter, you get it from touching infected bodily fluids.

rons screw politicians
10/21/14 3:36 pm

And our leader parrots it!

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MrMilkdud
10/21/14 1:58 pm

Clearly this is because buses are magic.
Three cheers for science!

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/21/14 1:05 pm

I believe it is just to limit exposure to others.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/21/14 2:11 pm

But if you can't catch ebola on a bus why would you need to limit exposure on a bus?

Kay41 the Midwest
10/21/14 2:13 pm

I took it as less the bus scenario and more the scenario that if you are infected you should stay out of the public.

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/21/14 2:50 pm

You are highly unlikely to catch ebola anywhere within the USA, especially on a bus. However, if you have been exposed and think you are infected, you should not be on buses or anywhere in public where you might be infecting others.

Kay41 the Midwest
10/21/14 3:20 pm

Exactly what I was trying to say. :)

moonshot More often I know nothing
10/21/14 3:51 pm

Only if you touch bodily fluids from the infected person. This could happen on a bus, a street corner, or even a mountain meadow.

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/21/14 6:18 pm

It could happen anywhere, anytime, anyplace. But the likelihood of it happening to you who live in the US and don't travel to Africa is very very small.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/21/14 12:07 pm

Conflicting reports. Apparently healthcare workers wearing hazmat gear can get ebola.

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roundsquare round square
10/21/14 11:36 am

What idiots voted it makes sense?!?
Speak up please. I want to hear from you!!

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/21/14 12:28 pm

Because government experts said so. Lol.

TigerShark47 Missouri
10/21/14 2:52 pm

Just because 3 people in the USA have ebola does not mean that you should stop riding buses for fear of being infected. But, if you were exposed, you should not be in public riding buses or doing ANYTHING to infect others. Hope that makes sense.

roundsquare round square
10/21/14 5:57 pm

If that's what was meant, it makes sense.
I was like wtf?!? Thanks tiger

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
10/21/14 11:24 am

lol what else do you expect from a Democrat?!

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lip massholevania
10/21/14 11:15 am

Like all things this administration touches they have no clue what they are doing. This is what happens when the inmates are running the asylum.

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kscott516 EB rules
10/21/14 11:15 am

Who are the anti-science Dems on this?

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/21/14 11:25 am

But it is scientific fact that you cannot but can contract ebola on a bus. Lol

MrMilkdud
10/21/14 1:56 pm

Then we should put all the Ebola patients on buses!
We have to distill whatever protective property buses have and use it to create a vaccine for Ebola!

think4yourself Not a safe space
10/21/14 11:07 am

These are the experts in charge of keeping us safe? Lol.

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eLucidate writing
10/21/14 5:43 pm

3 cases in a country of 350 M isn't good enough for you?