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    Agree!

    Agree!
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    Although that is the received wisdom, until I...

    Although that is the received wisdom, until I see the studies showing this to be incontrovertibly true, no I don't agree. I've seen too many areas in medicine where dogma is trumpeted as being...
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    I ADORE Russell Brand!! I think his mind works...

    I ADORE Russell Brand!!

    I think his mind works at such an incredible speed (watch him unscripted, as with the Mica B. interview, or when he's interviewing the Westboro Baptist Church) and he is SO...
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    This is a little over the top . . . If it...

    This is a little over the top . . .

    If it gives you any comfort, my son is in college in Dallas, and I've been fairly obsessively following this outbreak since August 1 . . . and I am not worried...
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    PSA, one dose of doxycycline (200 mg) if taken...

    PSA, one dose of doxycycline (200 mg) if taken within 24 hours of a tick bite has been found to cut Lyme Disease transmission rates. Some medical professionals believe several doses are more...
  6. Chall -- THANK YOU! Yes, that is exactly the...

    Chall -- THANK YOU! Yes, that is exactly the thread I was looking for! I forgot that I should search with Google, instead of through the COTH search function, thank you for reminding me of that.
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  7. Calling Lady Eboshi: pasture kept horses worming rotation?

    I read her system of deworming her pasture kept horses a while ago, and for the life of me I cannot find it using the search function. Can anyone -- or Lady E herself -- help?

    My horses are kept...
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    Thank you, jen-s, I read it because you...

    Thank you, jen-s, I read it because you highlighted the link. And I agree, absolutely worth reading.
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    You are missing the point: ebola would not be...

    You are missing the point: ebola would not be confined to ISIS, but would spread throughout the population, killing innocent civilians. That would be the genocide.

    And on another note, here's a...
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    As obsessed as I am with this unfolding...

    As obsessed as I am with this unfolding situation, I am NOT living my life "more aware of those around me". I am certain that those around me are NOT infected with ebola. It is NOT a big concern...
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    From USA Today, more on the possible second Texas...

    From USA Today, more on the possible second Texas patient:

    The patient was identified as Sgt. Michael Monning, a deputy who accompanied Dallas County health officials Zachary Thompson and...
  12. Thread: Ebola in Spain

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    It *is* worse, for two reasons: one, it shows...

    It *is* worse, for two reasons: one, it shows that a trained professional, taking appropriate precautions, in a first world country, can get infected with ebola with minimal patient contact. (I...
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    I suspect what happens to many people is that...

    I suspect what happens to many people is that they are in denial because the prospect of having ebola is so terrifying. Not that it is right, but I'd guess that's what's going on with many infected...
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    I think most people, certainly those posting on...

    I think most people, certainly those posting on this thread, agree as to how ebola is transmitted, and the transmission rate. Where we disagree is that some people think those facts mean ebola is...
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    The Spanish nurse is troubling because she...

    The Spanish nurse is troubling because she (presumably) was knowledgeable about the precautions needed; furthermore, news reports say she only entered the ebola patient's room twice.

    There's an...
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    Guys! Please stop!! I was really enjoying this...

    Guys! Please stop!! I was really enjoying this thread with all its information, opinion and perspectives.
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    I dunno about how non-fearmongering European...

    I dunno about how non-fearmongering European reporting is . . . I see many headlines from the Daily Mail (UK) that I don't bother clicking on because that is all they are.

    In my obsessive reading...
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    Here's a (short) and interesting interview with...

    Here's a (short) and interesting interview with Peter Piot, the man who helped discover ebola, on what it was like to do so in 1976, and his thoughts on today's outbreak:...
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    Completely agree with this! One of the big...

    Completely agree with this! One of the big problems is the lack of people volunteering to go -- and who can blame them?! All the beds in the world won't help if no one is there to staff them.
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    I think it is more likely than not that he won't...

    I think it is more likely than not that he won't make it. That's because he did not get supportive medical care (IV's for rehydration etc) until he was very far along in the disease trajectory. ...
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    Agree with this. I saw a quote from someone in...

    Agree with this. I saw a quote from someone in the CDC in a news report that called the way Texas is handling this as "hair-raising." They also said the family should have been moved out of the...
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    Before we tar and feather this guy, it is not...

    Before we tar and feather this guy, it is not clear he knew he was helping an ebola victim. The woman he helped was pregnant, and her symptoms could have been attributed to problems with her...
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    Why I'm depressed:...

    Why I'm depressed:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/world/africa/ebola-spreading-in-west-africa.html

    While most of the comments are interesting and thought-provoking, if you don't want to read...
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    Just chiming in as a voice from someone farther...

    Just chiming in as a voice from someone farther down the road than you --

    Don't quit!!!!


    I was a lawyer and stopped practicing 20 years ago. I loved staying home with my three boys (very...
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    Not that you were necessarily directing this at...

    Not that you were necessarily directing this at me (though maybe you were :-) ) but I think we can be fascinated and horrified by ebola, without freaking out. At least I am. I'm also a little bit...
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