Ebola isn't really a huge problem in the United States because our country is a lot more sanitary then a place like Africa. The only reason we should be concerned is that the government continues to let people with Ebola in the country. They should never had brought the patient back. If the government really needed to help which they shouldn't spend tax money on it. But rather leave up to private organizations to fund is send supplies like water and liquid to help africa.
I think that even though ebola is not the biggest problem in the United States, it should still be taken seriously. Quarantine shouldn't be used in America unless someone and whoever they exposed had ebola, but that's Only happen a handful of times. Regardless of the fact, it's not something everyday people in America need to worry about catching very easily.
Everything needs to be taken seriously. Sorry to sound repeating, but I just get sick of the joke of ebola. Come on, people died of this illness, man. Have some respect.
While ebola is definitely not a serious threat in this country, I think this is one of those situations where its better safe than sorry. If you're going to go to Africa and expose yourself to ebola, it is perfectly reasonable you should have to be quarantined for a little before you return. It is your responsibility to make sure you're not putting anyone's life in danger. I know if it was me, I would happily do the quarantine rather than potentially infect and kill someone. While the chance is low this is still a disease we're dealing with and the reason ebola is so much worse in Africa than in countries like America is we take precautions like this and we know how to deal with a contagious disease like ebola.
Since Ebola isn't a huge problem in our country we are not in great need of quarantine. But, as it becomes a bigger problem, quarantine should definitely be considered. People who have left the country and have been exposed to Ebola should not be able to come back into the country until we are absolutely sure they were not infected. If they do come back and are infected, they should be immediately taken into quarantine. I think that quarantine is not very needed at the time, but it should be considered, at least as a precaution.
In my opinion if you are going to make the decision to expose yourself to a situation where you are at risk for getting Ebola then you are in the need of quarantine. Ebola is a very big problem in places, like Africa and now is even gone to a couple people in Texas but Ebola is a airborne disease and cannot be spread unless people with it are with contact if eachother. With that said the only use if quarantine should be those who are exposed to airborne people with Ebola and or have the symptoms of the disease.
The reaction to Ebola is overexaggerated. It is a very serious threat in Western Africa, but in the U.S. it doesn't warrant the same reaction and precautions. The nurse that was almost forced to be quarantined was a victim of the overblown reaction to Ebola. It needs to be handled and addressed but in the right magnitude. West Africa has a much larger problem than we do and most Americans seem to be unable to realize that.
I think although ebola isn't a huge deal right now, it should be treated as a huge deal. If we are very on top of it we can get it out of the USA. People although cant just forget about it because diseases can spread fast. Ebola should be treated seriously, but at the moment it isn't a huge threat.
Ebola is a serious disease that people should be worried about but us in the United States shouldn't have to worry as much. Yes everyone should take caution to it but many other sicknesses like the flu are serious here in the U.S. People die every year from the flu but people just get a shot for it and call it a day. I think if Ebloa was here then it would be something to be concerned about.
I think that the Ebola crisis is overrated in the United States. While it is important to take the necessary precautions like carefully watching Heath care professionals working with Ebola patients and making sure that people in West Africa exhibit don't exhibit symptoms of Ebola before coming to the United States, Ebola is not easily spread and should not be hard to contain and control in the United States. I honestly think that there is no need for panic to ensue because it is not an easy disease to transmit. Of course necessary precautions should be taken, full out quarantines for anyone coming here are not necessary. It is true that more Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died from Ebola. Although both there things are wretched Ebola is not a joke and should be treated seriously, but the media is really blowing this issue up and making creating more chaos than necessary.
I think that ebola is a serious a dangerous deserve but I don't think people should live their lives any differently. I think that many people think that ebola is a new desease but its been around for many years and there has been outbreaks of it in Africa and other places be for and it was put under control. I believe that soon it will be put under control again.
I see that it is an inconvenience for the people that have been in the countries infected with Ebola to have to be quarantined for an extended period of time when they come to the US. The US prefers to play it safe rather than gamble with someone traveling from one of the countries to have Ebola and then possibly spreading it. It is unfortunate that some of the people that want to go help treat Ebola patients no longer want to because when they do in fact return to the US, they would have to be in quarantine for possibly three weeks. The panic over Ebola in the US is an overreaction but still needs to be taken seriously.
Yes ebola is very serious disease but it has been around for a long time and people are just making fun of it now because it is in America if that man did not come into the United States then people would not be making fun of it as much. Now it is not his fault that he came here with the disease but everyone things it is. When people like doctors come from West Africa they should at least be in quarantine for twenty days just to see if they have any symptoms of ebola. And yes we do have better things to help people with ebola but they should have some things just like that in Africa or in any other place in the world.
I don't understand the scare behind Ebola. I might not be as educated as others when it comes to the disease, but from what I have heard, just STAY HEALTHY. If someone is around and is sick, try to be in close quarters with them. WASH YOUR HAIR! TAKE SHOWERS! AND MOST OF ALL...my gosh, why won't people do this...If you have symptoms, go see a doctor! Go get yourself checked out incase you have it. Then it won't spread!
I think that every situation needs to be assessed on its own so that there isn't just an umbrella solution. Every situation has its own details and they can't just keep quarantining every person coming out of Africa. There is a difference between being cautious and going crazy because right now people are overreacting to an outbreak that isn't a direct threat to our country yet. The worst part about all of this is that people are afraid to help now because the U.S. is quarantining anyone coming back from those infected countries and that is something that many people don't want to endure. Our country is being a little too protective, but I guess to our government it is better to be safe than sorry because we can hopefully prevent an outbreak by quarantining these people. It might have negative effects on these people for the time being, but overall it might come to help all of us.
Ebola is not too serious in the United States right now and it is probably the best to just be aware, take precautions, and be aware. People need to make sure that they are washing their hands and doing what they need to do to stay healthy. It is important that people tell the hospital when they are having symptoms. This is probably the most important thing because it protects people from getting it and heightens chances for recovery. I guess quarantining will help to make sure it does not become a problem in the US and it is probably the best way to ensure that nothing happens.
I get why people are afraid of Ebola, it's a pretty scary disease, but putting people in quarantine is a little to far. I don't think the disease is so serious and risky at this point that we need to resort to locking people away in their homes and hospitals for three weeks. I would understand if maybe the disease were a little bit more prevalent but so far only a handful of Americans have attracted Ebola and if they are just a little more cautious than usual and wash theirs and hands and keep minimal contact with people the disease will not spread. People right now are just overreacting a little to much to Ebola at this point.
Ebola is worse than the flu, pneumonia, swine flu, etc., but it still needs to be handled with basic precautions of any other disease. Basic things like washing your hands, covering your germs, and not sharing food are ways to divert the fear of most Americans who are afraid of Ebola. To me, the United States, although with its couple of cases of Ebola, shouldn't be worried about Ebola. It's easy to understand that Ebola is a scary disease but if you're not in contact with any doctors that have been in contact with Ebola patients or Ebola patients, you most likely ave nothing to worry about. Still, it's important to take precautions, now more than ever, because of the flu season. In all, Ebola shouldn't be such a worrisome topic in the United States, but still should be precautioned.
I see nothing wrong with the Ebola quarantine. Especially on a state-wide level. It is a governors job to protect the people of their state and if they feel a quarantine on people coming in from West Africa will protect their people then that is what they should do. I understand that it is not an airborne disease but it still is not something we should risk infecting our doctors and nurses with. I would feel safer if the whole country enforced a quarantine on people entering the country from West Africa. It is not like it is degrading and its not like it has not been made known. It is simply a precaution and people who are traveling into the country are made aware if they are entering a state that is enforcing the quarantine.
There was no article so I thought I did not have to post last week. I think Ebola shouldn't be much of a problem in the United States. We are one of the most developed and modern countries that anything with sanitization should not be a problem. People die from the flu and AIDS so Ebola should not be much of a scare in the US. In Africa, we should try to come up with a treatment to care for the people suffering but we should be careful treating patients and stay aware and not be infected.
I think that Ebola should be taken seriously, but we shouldn't freak out. If we take the right precautions we should be fine, if not then there's nothing else we can do. Also when people say that the flu is just as bad it's really not. if 5,000 people get it per year and die, out of how many millions get it per year. Versus like 2,000 people getting Ebola and like 800 getting.( the numbers aren't exact but i believe it's around there.)
We shouldn't freak out about this disease. It's true, it is a dangerous disease but it can be controlled so it shouldn't be held as such a high problem. It was very careless of the government for doing what they did, but it can be fixed and hopefully it wont happen again. You are more likely to die from the flu than from Ebola, so it is nothing people should be making a big deal about: just stay calm and it will be taken care of.
I do agree with everyone else that Ebola is a big disease we should be fully aware about. Yes, it has a high mortality rate up near the 90% range. But, there are very few cases in the US right now, and if we keep those under control and stay sanitary, then everyone should be fine. Because of Ebola, everyone is forgetting about the other deadly diseases. Did people forget that around 3500 people die each year just from the flu? I know the mortality rate isn't as grand as Ebola, but it still is a problem we shouldn't push aside just because something bigger came along. If people wash their hands and stay as sanitary as possible, we should be fine and this huge Ebola Quarantine will pass over. I know it is scary, but the more people freak out about it, the more the idea will effect them. I would have a totally different opinion if the US was facing what Liberia was, but we aren't.
Yes, Ebola is a dangerous disease, but I don't think people should freaking out about it as much as they are. There are very few cases in the US. As others have stated, more people die from the flu. Also, the only actual way one can get Ebola is to touch someone with the disease. Ebola is not airborne but you should still take precautions by washing your hands, not sharig foods or drinks, and going to your doctor. Ebola is a very serious thing, but some people need to take it down a notch.
I believe that the hospitals and people should be looking out and being careful but I don't see how everyone is freaking out about Ebola. Very few people in the US have it and those that do are being taken care of and the people around them are being tracked and taken care of as well. Plus we have much more advanced medicine and doctors well trained in their fields. If somebody in your immediate area has it then it's okay to freak but here in RI no one has it. The best thing we should do is learn about it and be able to decipher Ebola from other disease that may just be mingling around. If you know the facts of something, you fear it and freak out less.
The situation about Ebola is being blown out of proportion. There aren't many cases here in the U.S. compared to West Africa. People need to calm down and just take basic safety precautions. Since the disease isn't airborne people need to realize there really isn't anything to worry about. I think the quarantine, however, could be a good idea. It will take the precautions needed to prevent the spread of Ebola in the U.S. People do however, need to stop worrying about the spread of Ebola since if you take care of your self and try to stay as healthy as possible then there really is nothing to worry about.
in America Ebola is not really that bad of a issue not like in other less sanitary states like Africa. What is a problem is the United States is allowing people that may have Ebola come into our nation. I feel like before someone is allowed to come into the united states they should at least be sanitized and checked for the decease. and personally i don't mind people quarantining people that have Ebola because at the end of the day they are doing it for the safety of everyone else