I keep seeing lots of “why are you scared of Ebola when your chances of catching X disease are 20times higher!!!” or “death from obesity/violence is 10 times more likely!”.
Here’s the thing though.
Sure, my chances of catching the flu are way higher than my chances of catching ebola. But my chances of DYING from the flu are WAY smaller since I have a nice and healthy immune system.
And you can’t catch obesity from the guy sneezing next to you on the plane or bus.
And if the guy next to you on the bus gets shot down by an out of control cop (which yes, was one of the meme’s circulating) a couple hours later you don’t have to worry about whether you caught your own death or not.
In the over all scheme of things I’m not overly worried about my risk of catching ebola honestly. At least not till it spreads further.
Though I have to say that with the ebola mess, on top of the news that most register receipt tapes contain BPA that can rub off on your fingers, I’m really happy I’m not working retail right this moment.
But when I saw the news that one of the hospitals in Syracuse had been picked as one of the major response centers for potential ebola patients I really wasn’t pleased. The “human factor” has been just to much of a problem with this particular ebola outbreak. There are to many things going wrong, frequently by people who REALLY ought to know better……