Rollin' Like Sisyphus

No, Ebola Isn’t Longhand For Electronic Bola

Posted in The Fail Pail by Huckleberry on August 5, 2014

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Artisanal.

So there’s this disease that’s pretty nasty, and due to a possible mutation, just got even worse. Ebola is a highly contagious disease capable of essentially liquefying it’s victims from the inside-out, and the saving grace so far has been that the disease was so committed to its design that it killed its victims too quickly to spread very far.
Until this whip around the dial, an infected person wouldn’t “accidentally” board a plane not knowing he was a carrier; if he had even made it to his seat, he wouldn’t survive the cross-Atlantic flight.
This version seems to 1) incubate more slowly, increasing communicability, and 2) subvert the known protocols for containing it. A curious supermajority of those currently infected are the ones who treated the initially infected.
If that didn’t make you pucker up, even a little, check your pulse.
In the back of my mind, I’ve been wondering what the tumbler event would be for our current malaise; even a poor student of history can see that when the going gets tough, other calamities come out of the woodwork to drive the stakes in even farther.
And we’re due for a pandemic, at least by my watch.

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  1. El Borak said, on August 6, 2014 at 06:13

    other calamities come out of the woodwork to drive the stakes in even farther.

    Yup, most folks don’t realize that the same century that featured the Black Plague also had famines from freak weather all across Europe that went on season after season, a Papal schism, Turks overrunning the place, and the Hundred Years War.

    Good times, good times.


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