Ebola confirmed in New York.

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    Oct 24, 2014 2:15 AM GMT
    I was curious how you New Yorkers might change your daily behaviors based on the recent news confirming an Ebola diagnosis in NYC. Does the gay community have any reason to be especially concerned about this?
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    Oct 24, 2014 3:46 AM GMT
    pazzy saidwhy would the gay community of nyc have to be more concerned than anybody else in the city though?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/doctor-treated-ebola-patients-rushed-bellevue-fever-article-1.1984941


    I don't know ... I was just thinking that NYC has a much larger gay community than any other city it has hit to date and there is always concern about communicable diseases.
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    Oct 24, 2014 3:47 AM GMT
    sf_swimmer said
    pazzy saidwhy would the gay community of nyc have to be more concerned than anybody else in the city though?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/doctor-treated-ebola-patients-rushed-bellevue-fever-article-1.1984941


    I don't know ... I was just thinking that NYC has a much larger gay community than any other city it has hit to date and there is always concern about communicable diseases.

    I think SF has the largest gay population.

    And I also don't see the correlation between gays and ebola.
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    Oct 24, 2014 5:03 AM GMT
    San Francisco has the highest percentage of gays. New York has the largest total population.
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    Oct 24, 2014 5:45 AM GMT
    pazzy saidwhy would the gay community of nyc have to be more concerned than anybody else in the city though?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/doctor-treated-ebola-patients-rushed-bellevue-fever-article-1.1984941



    Ummm......because gay people fuck like rabbits on crack? And it's spread from the exchange of body fluids and nobody slurps up body fluids like the gays.
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    Oct 24, 2014 10:04 AM GMT
    The entire country has reasons to be concerned, not just the people (gay or straight) of New York, because Ebola doesn't care on who it infects.
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    Oct 24, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    Ebola is not easy to catch, so far all infected worked in the medical field taking care of Ebola infected people. The guy in NY is a doctor that worked taking care of Ebola sick africans in Uganda or something .
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    Oct 24, 2014 5:01 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    pazzy saidwhy would the gay community of nyc have to be more concerned than anybody else in the city though?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/doctor-treated-ebola-patients-rushed-bellevue-fever-article-1.1984941



    Ummm......because gay people fuck like rabbits on crack? And it's spread from the exchange of body fluids and nobody slurps up body fluids like the gays.


    Oh my word! You've given me the vapors. Now where are my smelling salts. I think I may faint.
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    Oct 24, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    pazzy saidwhy would the gay community of nyc have to be more concerned than anybody else in the city though?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/doctor-treated-ebola-patients-rushed-bellevue-fever-article-1.1984941



    Huh, a majority of NYC gays have either std's, hepatitis, HPV complication, a compromised immune system due to HIV, smoke or do drugs.

    All of these factors would make a case of ebola worse if contracted by a gay man.
  • WorkItOut

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    Oct 24, 2014 6:21 PM GMT
    I thought it was a decent subject for a post. Come on guys let's not harp on each other. Let's all try to be a bit more positive. Sure, some things can always be implied or led to a negative side, but I don't feel this was the intention. So, let's play nice and enjoy each other's company. Just answer the question with less pretentiousness, we're all smart guys with opinions there is no need to get out your little kitty claws to prove any points here.

    To go back to the subject thread. Yeah, Gay community or not, NY or not, Ebola is a human threat. While it is bordering from an epidemic to pandemic what we need now are educated professionals worldwide in all countries that are ready for any signs of it and how to deal with it. This should also be the case for the general population. Take precautions when possible. Sure, we can't always tell who may be infected since it takes around 10 days.

    I think at this point the cat is out of the bag, and we're heading for a global pandemic. Our ultimate savior is for either specialist to continue to try and lock it down from spreading further or we get a vaccine and distribute it to the areas that are most likely to breed the contagion. For now the best thing to do is just educate your selves and be ready in the event that it hits your door step. icon_smile.gif
  • Buddha

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    Oct 24, 2014 7:14 PM GMT
    I'm sure to win this round of Plague Inc.
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    Oct 24, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Scruffypup said
    pazzy saidwhy would the gay community of nyc have to be more concerned than anybody else in the city though?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/doctor-treated-ebola-patients-rushed-bellevue-fever-article-1.1984941



    Ummm......because gay people fuck like rabbits on crack? And it's spread from the exchange of body fluids and nobody slurps up body fluids like the gays.


    Yet another self loathing comment made by likes of Scruffyslit.

    As if to tacitly imply that heterosexuals are pristine or more responsibile. Want an eye opener? Go to an STD clinic even in the most gay concentrated neighborhoods and you will find that the majority if not half of the patients getting tested for possible symptoms are heterosexual women.

    And before anyone casts any stones at me for getting tested regularly, I can thankfully say I haven't had an STD/STI in over eight years.


    You're kinda walking proof for my comment. Hey Einstien, it's mostly straight people in there because......get ready.......you won't believe the reason............................they make up the majority of the population. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 24, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    I think it also needs to be looked at the comparison of infection compared to other viruses - the below chart gives a picture compares to other viruses compared to HIV

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  • tj85016

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    Oct 24, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    arrogant doctor prick should have quarantined himself
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    Oct 24, 2014 9:10 PM GMT
    Awesome, Democrat NY Governor Cuomo and Republican NJ Governor Christie working together to protect people and over ride incompetent Obama:

    http://7online.com/health/mandatory-quarantine-for-high-risk-people-returning-to-us-at-area-airports/364779/

    http://clashdaily.com/2014/10/barack-ebola-2010-obama-admin-scrapped-cdc-quarantine-regulations-aimed-ebola/

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    Oct 24, 2014 9:18 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidarrogant doctor prick should have quarantined himself


    Yep. I not nearly as worried about Ebola as I am the behaviours of those that get it, or know they may have been exposed.
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    Oct 24, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    In another news, one of the nurses from Dallas has been declared free of the virus.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 24, 2014 10:25 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidarrogant doctor prick should have quarantined himself

    I just saw some medical apologist on the local news explaining that the doctor (paraphrasing) was just being a normal human going about his daily business because he was in a state of denial.

    I don't put doctors on a pedestal but I'd expect more from a medical professional, but I guess he was taking being a doctor without borders to a new level.
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    Oct 25, 2014 3:58 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    tj85016 saidarrogant doctor prick should have quarantined himself


    Yep. I not nearly as worried about Ebola as I am the behaviours of those that get it, or know they may have been exposed.


    yep, although you can contract Ebola from a sneeze - but you have a better chance of getting kicked by a mule in Paris than getting Ebola in North America

    and now a message from your Ebola Czar . . . . .
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    Oct 25, 2014 4:32 AM GMT
    This scares me almost as much as the zombie apocalypse.
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    Oct 25, 2014 5:34 AM GMT
    FYI: physicians working a month for Doctors Without Borders do so as a tax deduction so that they can avoid paying income tax.
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    Oct 25, 2014 6:32 AM GMT
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    Oct 25, 2014 8:00 AM GMT
    mx5guynj said
    pazzy saidwhy would the gay community of nyc have to be more concerned than anybody else in the city though?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/doctor-treated-ebola-patients-rushed-bellevue-fever-article-1.1984941



    Huh, a majority of NYC gays have either std's, hepatitis, HPV complication, a compromised immune system due to HIV, smoke or do drugs.

    All of these factors would make a case of ebola worse if contracted by a gay man.


    Majority? That's ridiculous.

    Ebola is blown way out of proportion in this country. The guy in Texas' cohabitants in his apartment didn't even get it - only 2 nurses caring for him before he was diagnosed. It is not easily spread.
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    Oct 25, 2014 1:40 PM GMT
    Dear MMTA, you sound so angry and bitter but then again, you always have. If you have ever read any of the open relationship threads you would not be so puzzled about my sex life that you seem so fascinated by. I've stated on here at least 20 times we had an open relationship. And FYI, not everyone in open relationships are constantly "whoring around." And the encounters I have had were safe ones. And you seem extremely jealous of my story about my friend, so much so you seem to be coming completely unhinged and bring it up constantly. Oh, and the "Tang" situation happened long before I met my partner. Just one more fact you've distorted.
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    Oct 25, 2014 1:42 PM GMT
    mx5guynj saidFYI: physicians working a month for Doctors Without Borders do so as a tax deduction so that they can avoid paying income tax.


    More ignorance from you. I know doctors who work for DWB and they do it because they actually care. And why should they pay income tax when they're not being paid???