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Quote of the Day || October 16, 2014

Of course you can’t get it on a bus. Buses don’t carry viruses.”

– Joe Biden

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

12 Responses to Quote of the Day || October 16, 2014

  1. The comment with the hugs and kisses is another one.
    However that was yesterday, Old news.

    The fever comment: This fever __ you can, that fever you can’t.

    No one will get here in U.S./ Now that it is here, we have it under control.

  2. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else. SNIP

    “Second, if you are sick and you may have Ebola, should you get on a bus? And the answer to that is also no. You might become ill, you might have a problem that exposes someone around you,” he said. SNIP

    Is snot or is snot not a bodily fluid? Spit? Sweat? Do you have to be puking blood in order to spread it?

      • I’m still wondering how long the virus lasts outside the body. I *think* I posted a link a while back that said it could survive on a surface for 10 days.

        And, do you have to touch your mouth, nose or eyes in order to introduce the virus to your body? Or, is it introduced by merely getting on your skin?

        • The NBC cameraman got it on his skin. The nurse in Spain touched her face with her glove. Did they touch that patch of skin and then touche their eyes, noses or mouths?

      • We are not dealing with how to perform brain surgery.
        In other words, we all know how to deal with things that you can catch from other people. Flu, colds, etc. etc.
        You don’t go near them, or you keep the disease from other people. However with most things, if you do catch it, there are medicines, etc.
        So my point is: I do not need them to ramble & talk in circles anymore. The nurses, hospital are not to blame for this.
        Protocol! The best protocol should have been to stop the flights. Send aid, send specified charter planes, and keep the people (doctors, aids) isolated once they came back.

  3. I was watching a detective show last night. I was thinking of this whole issue. If someone a couple of months ago would have written a book or script and the same facts as what has been going on now. The editor would have scratched out a great deal of the story. In other words, he would have told the writer, that most of the points were silly.

  4. From the late and wonderful Harry Chapin, an unpublished and unrecorded song insofar as I know but sometimes shared at concerts: “Greyhound, it’s a dog of a way to go.,” Now it may end up being a deadly way to go. Of course Insurance Joe always rides AMTRAK so he is safe.