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Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Leaves Hospital - Live Feed

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After 19 days in isolation, the Fort Worth doctor who became infected with the Ebola virus while serving as a missionary in Africa will be released from an Atlanta hospital later today, the hospital announced early Thursday. As NBC reports, Dr. Kent Brantly is scheduled to make a brief statement to reporters Thursday morning before leaving to spend time with his family at an undisclosed location, the hospital said. Fellow missionary Nancy Writebol, who also became ill with Ebola while working in Liberia, is still being treated at Emory Hospital. No timetable has been given for her release.

 

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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:58 | 5125153 homiegot
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Good news finally.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:13 | 5125217 Silky Johnson
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Good news? Fuck that, this motherfucker should be in an incinerator. Pretty sure he will infect someone, and they will say, "oops, the shit was dormant"

Fucker plays games with fire, then he should be ready to get burned.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:15 | 5125230 J S Bach
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Meet the 21st Century's Typhoid Mary!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:46 | 5125258 Silky Johnson
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So the 21st century no longer has incompetents and fuck ups? I've been in too many hospitals to put much trust in these fucking idiots.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:51 | 5125358 Cruel Aid
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Drs don't follow the rules wrt mrsa patients. They are too busy or hv personal reasons, but there are specific rules, so you are 100% right. Mistakes or stupidity always creep into the equation.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:56 | 5125376 J S Bach
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Just like in the movie, "The Omega Man"... maybe they'll use his blood as the ultimate serum!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:38 | 5125526 svayambhu108
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Good ideea, kill first those MSM reporters... iBola baby

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:45 | 5125548 MagicHandPuppet
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Here comes the Zombie Apocalypse.  At least if it goes full throttle I might get a chance to use up all that ammo before it goes bad.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:19 | 5125243 pods
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His survival probably had more to do with his immune system than anything.

This will no doubt be pimped out as due to allopathic medicine.

Disease in Africa is so deadly because it IS Africa.  If you shit your guts out daily due to sanitation conditions, you are not going to be fighting off many pathogens.

pods

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:31 | 5125294 OMG
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DING DING DING!

 

We have a winner!

 

No Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeebola for you

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:26 | 5125957 Dave Thomas
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If your liver looks like a grilled piece of chuck steak, you're basically fucked.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:22 | 5125261 tony wilson
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fuck that, this motherfucker should be in an incinerator.

 

silky my brudder your words are fine mighty fine  thank you : )

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:59 | 5125388 ZH Snob
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God instructed us to go forth and multiply.

Now, satan has his turn to get us to go forth and destroy.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:10 | 5125427 clade7
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"Samaritans Curse"

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:04 | 5125165 Save_America1st
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so they're 1000% confident this guy isn't contagious, huh??? 

What if it's just that his body has built up enough of an imunity to it to protect himself, but if he sneezes around the rest of us who don't have antibodies in our system might there be a possibility that we could catch ebola from him anyway??? 

Then you would have a massive outbreak from anyone who was in contact with him and somehow caught it.

We're talking about micro-biology here...where anything is fucking possible, anything can slip through at a cellular or molecular level, and anything can mutate and adapt to it's new environment.

Will his wife really want to kiss him after this????   fuck that!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:14 | 5125222 Kirk2NCC1701
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So.. like in some Sci-Fi movie or TV show, these guys get to impregnate women (wife and/or GF) with their mutation?  Should be interesting.  If they're really thorough, they will observe the effects of potential transmission via intercourse.

p.s. 1350 deaths out of 2473 cases does not sound nearly as dramatic as the "up to 90%" mortality rate as was first waved hysterically.  55% ?  This ratio keeps dropping.  Doesn't sound like it's good for weaponizing - especially if it's tropical and only slightly airborne (to immediate vicinity).  I expect that the news will turn/cycle to "other global disasters".

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:06 | 5125370 Cthonic
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Yes, that "up to 90%" phrase is quite misleading, however the ratio of total deaths to total cases (what I've been referring to as morbidity) is best considered a lower bound on the overall mortality rate of an expanding epidemic. While both counts grow, the death count lags the case count.  Also, the case count includes unconfirmed (suspected/probable) cases, so the denominator is somewhat inflated.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_disease_case_fatality_rates

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:26 | 5125485 SilverRhino
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55% mortality would collapse most civilizations in a pandemic.  It's dangerous enough.

 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:38 | 5125744 Kirk2NCC1701
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At the risk of sounding insensitive* or Darwinian (I am the latter)... I have no issue with this spreading, because:

1. Ebola is, as I've said numerous times, inherently a TROPICAL disease (the virus dies at +4C) and it is the tropical/hot areas of the planet that are way overpopulated.

2. Cold and Temperate climates will limit the spread automatically, as will the much higher levels of Education, Sanitation and Communication.

IOW, if it were to go global, people in Northern Europe, Canada, Russia, Rural China, Mongolia and rural Northern States (and Alaska) will fare a hell of a lot better than everyone else.  As will those in cooler regions of the Southern Hemispheres (New Zealand, southern/rural Chile, Argentina and white S. Africa).  Africa and India would be "fucked", but the MENA region would be fine, as they are not burdened by the American disease of "Political Correctness". 

And note that I saw no need to junk you.  I simply articulated a different viewpoint.

 

* Should I, should we feel more sympathetic to people dying from natural causes (Nature doing overdue culling justly and evenly, right across the board), than from man-made causes (bombs, wars, murder, etc) on a selective basis (killing the innocent but sparing the guilty)?  Well, should I, should we?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:37 | 5126381 Al Huxley
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That point about it being tropical was something I suspected but didn't realize the exact data.  If you're numbers are correct there's nothing for the temperate regions of the world to get too worked up about.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:29 | 5125498 viahj
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this particular strain is not as deadly as others but appears to be more contagious which would make it a better weapon.  a qucik killing high mortality rate and the outbreak burns out before too much damage is done.  a moderate to highly contagious pathogen with a 50%+ mortality rate would be devastating as a weapon.  think of a sniper on the battlefield, shoot and injure one soldier, two or three others are tasked to support the fallen one.  a weaponized 50%+ mortality rate would collapse the entire medical system/economy/social fabric if it is able to spread quickly.  influenza is what, 3-5% mortality yet is highly contagious, hence the 1918 pandemic. 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:23 | 5125687 OneEyedJack
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open letter to the CDC

 cc:nsa,fbi, dhs,anything .gov.

 

We do not believe you.

 Thank you for your time

 America

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:50 | 5125776 Kirk2NCC1701
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+1.  And here is their response: "The 1% Will Not Be Threatened Physically Or Verbally By The 99%"

Most Sincerely, The Global Oligarchs

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:53 | 5125369 Cruel Aid
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fuck that!

 

LOL!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:18 | 5125456 Freddie
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Another Psyop.  But ZH is filled now with FSA goons who are down with the brothers in Ferguson.  Not like I like the cops either.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:07 | 5125175 SHEEPFUKKER
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Spin doctor.....If not for the new experimental drugs, I would be dead. Everyone should get vaccinated asap. 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:07 | 5125195 Save_America1st
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yes, exactly...that's the other scenario I'm worried about with these government scumbags. 

They'll come up with and mandate some kind of fucked up ebola vaccination shot that the public will have to take or else we'll be penalized somehow, lose our jobs, be forced into quarantine, etc. etc. 

They'll start sticking children with it 10 minutes after they exit the womb and it'll fuck everybody up. 

Just another Pharma boondogle at the expense of our lives and our quickly dwindling supply of freedom and liberty.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:23 | 5125263 Herd Redirectio...
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The best speculation I heard was that the Ebola vaccine will be a combined treatment/vaccine, so you can give it to those with Ebola, and those who have yet to contract it  (meaning its a great 'product', at least from the business perspective).

Rabies is the example provided (because it also has a treatment/vaccine combo).  Now what if they combine Ebola w/ Rabies?  Or even just end up giving everyone Rabies, with a vaccine?

Zombie apocalypse, son! 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:27 | 5125281 StackShinyStuff
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It will be marketed as Phalanx

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:29 | 5125493 Cthonic
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Or just end up integrating it into our genome.  Another mononegavirales virus:

http://www.wired.com/2010/01/bornavirus-in-human-dna/

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:05 | 5125180 Itchy and Scratchy
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Ferguson bound!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:11 | 5125210 boattrash
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Dr. Brantly, PLEASE HELP! We need you to move up to K St. and continue your good-will, by lobbying all of Congress for funding to beat this horrible disease!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:04 | 5125183 Cangaroo.TNT
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DR. Kent Brantly: "Time to make the old lady bleed from her anus!  Know what I mean?  Huh?  Huh?  Little bit of back door action.  Dude from Reason you know what I'm talkin' about!  Can I get a wut wut!"

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:23 | 5125260 StackShinyStuff
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If he can stop talking about god and faith and prayer for 30 seconds maybe he will get to that

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:06 | 5125184 camaro68ss
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Still can't have sex for 8 weeks. Ebola is still in his sperm.

That's one hell of a STD

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:08 | 5125199 fonzannoon
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That would be something if they were off by a few weeks. Honestly you gotts do the right thing here and just cut his dick off. I'm sure it's a trade he would have made before coming back.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:27 | 5125282 Herd Redirectio...
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Cut if off and burn it, LOL.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:10 | 5125203 Chuck Knoblauch
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If he had Ebola, yes.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:49 | 5125299 boattrash
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Chuck, so, does this "smell funny" to you too? A reporter was talking about "this cure, that we've seen over the last 19 days, right before our eyes!"

I've been watching this, and have never seen 1 damn video or even a still of this Dr. since his return. Smells a bit like BS.

EDIT:

And now they say Ms. Writebol was discharged 2 days ago? What, discharged to the morgue?

Has anybody here heard this, prior to today?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:17 | 5125238 morning
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85 days.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:35 | 5125307 1stepcloser
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what does he do with the knuckle children?  

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:44 | 5125339 Creeps
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They did not test his semen, as they felt it was not a likely mode of contagion. 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:01 | 5125398 msmith9962
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What if a long term side effect is that it turns an otherwise mild mannered victim into a playa?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:39 | 5125528 Creeps
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Gives a whole new meaning to a hot load.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:05 | 5125409 msmith9962
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"Not tonight sweety, I'd love to but my balls still have ebola, remember?"

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:01 | 5125840 Kirk2NCC1701
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@camaro68ss: "Still can't have sex for 8 weeks. Ebola is still in his sperm."

Ever heard of CONDOMS?  Or will "Praying" help?  If he does, it's a shame the he's smart enough to be an MD, but not smart enough to know what "God's answer" will be. 

And how many (fucking) times do I have to tell you damn Earthlings that even your "God" has to abide by a Higher Authority:  The LAWS OF NATURE -- In this and every other Universe, bitchez.

-Kirk out

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:09 | 5125186 Chuck Knoblauch
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They said he tested positive for Ebola.

Now they say he's cured.

But they won't use the word cure.

Did he ever have Ebola?

It took the focus off illegal immigration and the open border, yes?

Never let a good crisis go to waste.

Another lie for political purposes.

Aren't you getting tired of being lied to all the time?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:08 | 5125546 cougar_w
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Why does there need to be a cure for him to be cured?

Nature was accomplishing this trick for 200 million years before modern medicine came along.

Edit: don't get yer hopes up, guys. There is no cure. All you can do is tough it out, maybe that works out better with a lot of help, and getting some anti-serum early on is probably a good thing though we haven't seen any data on the matter. The death rate on this strain is around 60% now, so the odds are not bad of surviving although of course one is never really the same after. I know, everyone likes to think the government is sitting on a vaccine and is holding it back just for the Chosen Few so they can kill every one else mwahahahaha! evil laugh-- but forget it. They got nuth'n. Maybe in a few years (or a dozen) but the fact they've been looking at ebola for 30 years and still have nuth'n makes me suspect it is a bug that admits of no solution. Happens.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:26 | 5126295 Chuck Knoblauch
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You're a wierd fucker, you know that?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:09 | 5126558 cougar_w
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The earth is round. Get used to it.

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