Sunday 26 October 2014

1410.24 DOOMED

There is rarely a news bulletin on at the moment that doesn't cover the awful events in West Africa and to some extent the rest of the world. I am of course talking about the Ebola crisis. I'm not about to go into depth about the operations of world governments and the rescue efforts of the brave medical professionals who are out there putting their lives on the line.

My wife, Morticia, has been very concerned about the whole thing and has expressed concern that the disease is about to spread throughout the world and we are all doomed. Maybe her concern is warranted, maybe not. I personally don't think that it's going to be as disastrous as we are being lead to believe. The history of the world is rife with mega killing plagues and probably always will be, I remember back in the eighties when AIDS came to light and the doom and gloom that was talked about back then, and there wasn't the added noise of social media to spread the paranoia.

I'm not worried, at least not yet. I'll continue to monitor the stories and if warranted I will panic on a later date.


Eileen H said...

I'm not worrying about Ebola. It is mostly contained in West Africa and those most at risk are the brave medical professionals in contact with bodily fluids and infected organs. Africa is where the disease needs to be eradicated. There is a low risk of it spreading in other countries and I believe the media are to blame for any panic. Remember swine flu, that spread much more quickly than Ebola ever will here in our country.

The Captain said...

I've noticed that the media coverage is starting to slip ever so slightly. There's nothing journalists love more than bigging up a story. I'm not worrying but I see how reckless reporting can cause unnessesary worry.

chocolat lover said...

The media love nothing better than to cause "panic".