Apparently it’s time to have a conversation about our current predicament.
I’m seeing you falling into three categories.
You’re either Panicking, you’re Apprehensive or you’re Failing to Take this Seriously.
Allow me to explain why Ebola is such a big deal… Shep…
Ebola has the ability to outrun our capability to treat those infected with it at an exponential rate. That means it can go from 1 person to 1000 people to 100000 people to 10000000 people so quickly as to boggle the mind. It is also why the CDC has adopted the Kevin Bacon role from Animal House and is running around screaming “Stay Calm! All is Well!” when clearly it is not.
That being said…
There is No downside to Panic.
However, using all of that Duct Tape and Rolled Plastic Sheeting, we were advised by our Government to have readily available after 9/11, to wrap your entire house is a bit of an overreaction… at this point. Same with wearing trash bags to the grocery store, wrapping your self in cellophane (unless you’re into that), etc.
There is Genuine Value in Apprehension.
Staying informed but not Freaking Out is the best way to handle All of the information we receive everyday. Pay Attention. Just like you should be doing All the Time. I know you’re Doing that, right? Of course you are.
Now let’s get to Not Taking this Seriously…
Let me just address this point with what Not to Do.
If you know you’ve been exposed to an infected persons Feces, Blood, Vomit, Saliva, Sweat, Tears, Clothing, Furniture, etc… even using the CDC’s brilliant, failsafe, ‘protocols’…
You Should Not:
Fly in a Cramped Airplane back and Forth across the Country. Repeatedly.
Have a Family Reunion in a Sweat Lodge.
Ride the Subway.
Take a Cab around town.
Squeeze all the Fruit in the Produce Aisle.
Get a Massage.
Give a Massage.
French Kiss your Friends.
French Kiss your Neighbors.
Try on Underwear at the Department Store.
For that matter, Try on Underwear that is not yours… anywhere.
Frequent Locker Rooms.
Frequent Public Toilets.
Frequent the Gym.
Do ANY of the Above Naked.
This list can be expanded by applying Common Sense. Not sure what this is? Link Here.
Speaking of Common Sense…
What you Folks in Government should Not do:
Don’t Scream that we should all Be Calm.
Don’t Continue to simultaneously state diametrically opposed positions regarding the dangers of Ebola just to make sure nobody can accuse you of not telling the Truth. If you feel you must do this then assign it to Bill Clinton as he is, Historically, the only person on Earth who can get away with it.
Don’t tell us to ‘Trust the Protocols’ when they are failing before our very eyes.
And, Don’t continue to address the American Public as if they are composed Primarily of Pre-Adolescent Children. And no, Pre-Adolescent has not yet been reclassified as under 26-years of Age. Yet… I’m sure you’re working on that. If you can just get a Consensus…