Ebola is freaking me out!!

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  • EMTFreakGirl
    EMTFreakGirl Posts: 597 Member
    _dracarys_ wrote: »
    I'd be more freaked out by a positive pregnancy test.
    OMG, yes! Me, too. But at this point that possibility is just as irrational as my Ebola fear. lol
  • lloydrt
    lloydrt Posts: 1,114 Member
    there is going to be a special on it this evening, on CBS news......that might calm your nerves................
  • All epidemics are just fear mongering. Until you get it. And DIIIIIEEEEE!!! :o

    Now this one, this one was funny
  • kbmnurse
    kbmnurse Posts: 2,484 Member
    This is a CDC nightmare. Stop worrying. Educate yourself.
  • Tiamo719
    Tiamo719 Posts: 256 Member
    I am a prehospital provider and it scares me. Ebola has actually been an admittedly irrational fear since I read The Hot Zone some 20 years ago. I spend a good part of my day covered in some kind of body fluid from strangers. Add to that the fact that my small little town in rural NW Montana has a YWAM base...a place to train and support missionaries to/from all over the world. AND, one of our regional hospitals is set up as one of the 5 in the country with appropriate isolation suites to handle Ebola patients. That next sick call or flu-like symptoms call I run, which used to be routine, will have me reaching for a full-on hazmat suit. The more the press tells me not to worry? THE MORE I WORRY!

    Wow, now there is something to worry about. Please be careful. Was it ever noted how the nurse in Dallas was infected?
  • Tiamo719
    Tiamo719 Posts: 256 Member
    lorib642 wrote: »
    Are you worried about a chocolate shortage?

    Haha, no. I just read about that when I started this thread. I wasn't aware that our chocolate came from West Africa. I am more concerned about it being infected vs shortage.

  • Tiamo719
    Tiamo719 Posts: 256 Member
    edited October 2014
    lloydrt wrote: »
    there is going to be a special on it this evening, on CBS news......that might calm your nerves................

    I saw this this morning so I missed the special. Were you able to watch it?

    I just read on CNN that another healthcare worker tested positive. It's very sad and frightening. My heart goes out to these people and all these healthcare workers.
  • Alatariel75
    Alatariel75 Posts: 17,773 Member
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  • LeslieTSUK
    LeslieTSUK Posts: 215 Member
    perfect post @Alatariel75
  • hot4fitness2
    hot4fitness2 Posts: 528 Member
    Why worry? This is all beyond our control
  • LadyRN76
    LadyRN76 Posts: 4,275 Member
    Why worry? This is all beyond our control

    Yes ma'am...and we continue to carry on our jobs and our lives...because it is what we do.

  • pyrowill
    pyrowill Posts: 1,166 Member
  • BAD news people, everybody dies :'( Sad news very few people really live :o GOOD news YOU are alive in this moment and always will be ;)
  • trinatrina1984
    trinatrina1984 Posts: 1,018 Member
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  • MyaPapaya75
    MyaPapaya75 Posts: 3,143 Member
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    Isn't this the truth
  • trinatrina1984
    trinatrina1984 Posts: 1,018 Member
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    Isn't this the truth

    +1 - truest thing I have read about it so far.

  • SpicesOfLife
    SpicesOfLife Posts: 317 Member
    Tiamo719 wrote: »

    Did you know that most of our chocolate is made in West Africa??? :o

    if you didnt know that you probably didnt know this either (off topic):

    http://www.terry.ubc.ca/2013/11/26/child-slavery-the-bitter-truth-behind-the-chocolate-industry/


  • Tiamo719
    Tiamo719 Posts: 256 Member
    Tiamo719 wrote: »

    Did you know that most of our chocolate is made in West Africa??? :o

    if you didnt know that you probably didnt know this either (off topic):

    http://www.terry.ubc.ca/2013/11/26/child-slavery-the-bitter-truth-behind-the-chocolate-industry/


    That's disgusting. I couldn't watch it (at work) but I read it. It's a shame.
  • Tiamo719
    Tiamo719 Posts: 256 Member
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    Thanks :)

  • lisaabenjamin
    lisaabenjamin Posts: 665 Member
    OdesAngel wrote: »
    Tiamo719 wrote: »
    Well Happy Tuesday to all of you too, sheesh!

    I can't help it, I freak about these things. I will keep my freaky thoughts to myself from now on. :p
    No one is saying you shouldn't freak. They are just giving you a rational context to perhaps alleviate your fear.

    I'm saying you shouldn't freak out! Unless you touch or ingest the blood, semen or other bodily fluids of an Ebola-infected person, you're not going to get it. Chill out.