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Shazam October 22nd, 2014 6:51am

The three lands with major Ebola outbreaks have a combined pop of about 20M. They are incredibly poor countries with little modern technology. If Ebola spread easily, wouldn't we see millions of infections instead of the aprox 9K currently reported?

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HappyLez No Worries... Be Happy
10/22/14 2:22 pm

Republicans are trying to Use this disease to their benefit at election time
They don't care about creating hysteria.
Desperate people do stupid things
They don't care about the American people.. Just want their Party elected and in Power... Sick!!!

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Reeze The TARDIS
10/22/14 2:49 pm

I haven't seen any Republicans trying to use it to their advantage unless you're talking about our criticism of the handling of the situation... However, I think it's disappointing that so many of us are blowing Ebola out of proportion.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/22/14 12:51 pm

It doesn't spread easily. We already know that.

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USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
10/22/14 6:19 am

This is a overblown scare like HIV in the seventies was,a big scare.

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rons screw politicians
10/22/14 5:40 am

Wait. It's exponential.

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Atheist A sheep amidst wolves
10/22/14 6:42 am

Doubling every two weeks is my understanding.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/22/14 1:31 pm

ATH - except it's really not. If you go back and look at the models from just a few months ago, the growth rate is actually below the lowest value in the predicted range. That's what's happening in some of the most poverty stricken countries with

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/22/14 1:33 pm

Some of the least advanced medical equipment and worst Health systems on the planet. It DOES have a wicked low survivability rate, but the hospital/medical system where it's being encountered is not being taken into account. It's "R" value is on the

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/22/14 1:36 pm

Low end at 2.0. That is the same as the Spanish Flu, but influenza is much much much more contagious. Hearing folks say we're going to go from 9K cases at the end of Sept o 1.4M in 60 days is nuts! My prediction in those countries is 25K max.