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I listen to a fair amount of radio and read news headlines throughout the day, so I have heard and read a lot about the lurking Ebola epidemic. Like most RF Cafe visitors, I am at least as informed on topics like viruses as the average citizen of the world. We know that there is no 'cure' for a virus per se, just a possibility that it can be subdued by disrupting its ability to replicate. Unlike bacteria which are cellular and have their own support system, viruses require the metabolic mechanisms of a host in order to thrive; they embed themselves in host cells for survival. As with the AIDS virus, what makes them so hard to combat is their ability to mutate and thwart drugs that are designed to specifically target unique characteristics of the virus body while not being toxic to the host system. At least that's my layman's understanding of the distinction.
Americans and people of other countries are being inhumanely subject to Ebola needlessly. Here are a few questions about Ebola that I have not heard asked yet:
Do you have any heretofore unasked questions that should be asked?
Posted October 17, 2014