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FML - The follow-up

Today, my son was crying because he's afraid he might get Ebola. We live in Maine, and he's 16. FML

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Hello, OP here! Apparently, the reason he has been crying is because the high school he goes to a lot of rumors are flying around- about Ebola coming to Maine. Thanks for the advice, but I have to say- a few of you are Maineiacs.
By MainePains - / Friday 10 October 2014 23:27 / United States - Portsmouth
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Ebola has been blown totally out of proportion, yes, its a hazard in Africa with over three thousand deaths but it won't end up being the next zombie apocalypse as is always portrayed with movies, we have unrealistic views of the world and the news goes a long way in brainwashing us.

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Ebola has been blown totally out of proportion, yes, its a hazard in Africa with over three thousand deaths but it won't end up being the next zombie apocalypse as is always portrayed with movies, we have unrealistic views of the world and the news goes a long way in brainwashing us.

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Actually the U.S. just documented the first case of Ebola (the man sadly died) He took a plane from West Africa and came into contact with several people. Ebola is dangerous, not apocalyptic, but it kills. If/when more American people get infected with Ebola the higher the risk Canada and other countries that seem to be Ebola free, will be infected. I hope the airports will smarten up and do a more extensive test on the people coming from places with Ebola outbreaks, but right now they're too bu

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#35 Is isn't the information in the news that is typically misinforming. It is the way it is presented. Every disease that has the potential to kill a single person is treated like the disease that is going to bring us to the end times. Think abut Swine flu, for example. Think about the respiratory illness spreading throughout the USA currently. Both of these were/are inflated beyond what they by sheer amount of people talking about it and how people talk about it. Some news stations even talk a

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The news does overreact with these things but when a person has such a dangerous virus it is best to explain the dangers and symptoms to prevent a major out break. People who watch the news panic and make things worse. We have such highly advanced medical safty gear that it is unlikely thst a virus will escape from the containment area. If the person had not went to the hospital or there was several 100 cases it would be more reasonable to be concerned. This was one case calm down.

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Also, I'd be weary of anything you hear about it spreading and make sure the sources are good because there has been people saying we have it in New Zealand and Australia but that's all bull. One guy has the flu and they're all freaking out. There's not a single case over here but still I've got so many people packing tantrums about possibly getting it.

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What's silly and quite ironic is that #7's comment is along the same basis as this one, yet #6 is getting backlash for it. Seriously, compare the two.

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Eh, there's always a pandemic that sweeps the human population every 80 years or so. Just that time again, though medical advances may develop a cure before it turns into a catastrophic illness worldwide.

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If it ever truly comes here, the odds of it becoming as bad as it is in Africa are very low. The problem in Africa is that there is a mistrust of medical personnel, causing many people to not seek treatment or quarantine, further spreading the disease. Most people around here trust hospitals and will (most likely) take the appropriate actions.

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15, or at least that's what we hope. I know many people who would become ill and just shrug it off, not wanting to go to the hospital and be charged an exorbitant amount of money for something they believe will clear up on its own. They'd continue going about their lives until it became obvious that whatever they contracted was Ebola.

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