La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz

La Cucaracha

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  1. agrestic

    agrestic said, about 8 hours ago

    Otherwise known as ebolanoia.

  2. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, about 7 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 3 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 3 hours ago

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

  5. agrestic

    agrestic said, about 3 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 3 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.

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