La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

La Cucaracha

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  1. agrestic

    agrestic said, about 12 hours ago

    Otherwise known as ebolanoia.

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 12 hours ago

    Actually, with only a 50% survival rate (if that), we should be feeling at least a little bit uneasy . It is really not a laughing matter…

  3. cdward

    cdward said, about 8 hours ago

    The disease is not a laughing matter, but the hysteria is certainly mock-worthy. What’s more, the hysteria is harmful to the overall effort to battle the disease.

  4. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    ^But amost 0% chance of getting it. All the American doctors who have had Ebola have survived.

  5. agrestic

    agrestic said, about 8 hours ago

    @ORMouseworks

    Actually, so far the survival rate of people with Ebola who have been treated in the US is closer to 90%. The one person who tragically died, Thomas Eric Duncan, was initially misdiagnosed and so didn’t receive early treatment that might have saved him. Also keep in mind that none of the people who had been staying with Duncan even as he became ill and showed symptoms have been diagnosed with the disease. (They are much past the 21-day quarantine period and are nearly past the 42 days that non-experts have speculated might be the incubation period in some cases.) It is right to be uneasy and to do what we can to stop the disease where it is really doing its damage: West Africa. But the sort of fear-mongering that has been going on is unhelpful at best and counterproductive at worst.

  6. agrestic

    agrestic said, about 8 hours ago

    Speaking of scary (and preventable!) diseases, folks, seasonal flu kills thousands of people in the US every year. Even if you’re a generally healthy person, you can help prevent these deaths by getting vaccinated and not becoming a vector for the disease. It’s especially important to get the vaccine if you’re either a member of a vulnerable population or have frequent contact with them. This includes children, elders, and people with compromised immune systems.

  7. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 4 hours ago

    agrestic, what are you doing, uysing common sense? You know that doesn’t help the hysteria. I remember a prediction that by now there would be a million and a half cases. I think that even came from WHO.
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    By the way, I see that Lalo has finally put some white people in his strips! That should make everyone happy.

  8. indiethink

    indiethink said, about 3 hours ago

    Since I don’t watch cable news, all I see here is Lalo perpetuating some hysteria that I wouldn’t have known about.
    The regular network news shows reported about the diseased healthcare workers in the U.S. in a fairly responsible way.
    Maybe Lalo should not be getting his inspiration from a source he doesn’t like (unless it’s entirely for inflammatory material, which seems likely).

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 3 hours ago

    @Kaffekup

    Albinos are the whitest people around. I don’t see any of them there.
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    There is some question as to why Mr. Duncan was treated so poorly since he told them he came from West Africa and they still gave him something for bacteria, not a virus. Antibiotics are useless against their protein coats.

  10. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 2 hours ago

    I didn’t say whitest people, just “white people”. Those skeletons look pretty white to me.
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    In any case, I heard Duncan was brushed off because he didn’t have insurance. Still, the nurse, if she knew what was going on in West Africa, was just negligent.

  11. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 1 hour ago

    Comparing the flu to Ebola is foolish. Flu is more contagious, but not near as fatal. It’s an apples and kiwi comparison.

  12. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 1 hour ago

    “The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and killed 50 to 100 million of them—three to five percent of the world’s population—making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.”
    Wiki
    And I knew a guy who died of it in 1977.

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