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If It Doesn’t Kill You & It Ain’t Ebola – It’s FoxNews

[embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn676-fLq7I[/embedyt]Marquel, the TPV NY Times Correspondent was reading the Daily News when he came across this Times article, Emotion Is Not the Best Medicine, Ebola Case Further Shows.  People ideally would base medical decisions on an unbiased evaluation of evidence. But people are often irrational and don’t rely on facts. Marquel thought, “Ebola!”, and wondered where he heard that before.  Wasn’t it the top ten list of New Hispanic surnames for infants born in the city? Or was it a new restaurant with that famous chef who cooks everything under dirt gathered from upstate organic farms. That wasn’t it either. But Marquel knew it was something he’d heard about in the last few weeks. But then what? It couldn’t have been important or people would still be talking about it and Marquel would be able to pinpoint its meaning.

It wasn’t until breakfast when Marquel was eating his colored fruit loops when the pattern reminded him of a skin rash and he suddenly remembered the Ebola epidemic. What the hell happened to it. Marquel remembered writing a column about it calling it panic and hysteria. Maybe he’d get a Pulitzer Prize for being right. Marquel wondered whether being right was a requirement for a Pulitzer and suspected not.
Marquel wondered how that doctor was, Craig Spencer, the one who after risking his life to save a few impoverished Africans–and maybe the world–from a highly dangerous, but not highly contagious, disease, was vilified for going bowling.
At Bellevue he was told that Dr. Spencer was doing better, in stable condition, even playing the banjo, and would probably soon be released.
“But what of Christie’s and Cuomo’s orders to quarantine everyone in the city who’s ever been to, thought about, or knew how to pronounce West Africa?” I asked.
“Those were two panicky politicians. Until you have symptoms, you’re not contagious and even then casual contact doesn’t transmit the disease,” said a doctor.
“Even bowling?” I asked.
“Not unless you’re having sex at the same time,” he explained
“So what was the big deal?” I asked. “It looked like the earth was ending and it was the story of the century.”
“Don’t ask me. Ask Fox News and governor Cuomo.” He said.
“But Fox News is into a new story and Cuomo doesn’t give a shit about anything except being elected and edging out Hillary for the presidential nomination.” I protested.
“That’s not my fault, and has got nothing to do with medicine as we know it. This country is probably sicker than any of our patients but there’s no one and nothing to cure it.” He said.
“Do you think we might be infected with some political form of Ebola?” I asked.
“I would say yes, except it’s more serious than Ebola.” He asserted.
“How’s that?” I asked.
It’s a lot more contagious, can’t be cured, and is fatal to democracy and rational thought.” The doctor diagnosed.
“And I guess Purell doesn’t help,” I suggested. We both nodded. I was hungry for more fruit loops.
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BY MARQUEL: If It Doesn’t Kill You It Ain’t Ebola – It’s FoxNews

8 COMMENTS

  1. Excellent:

    “But Fox News is into a new story and Cuomo doesn’t give a shit about anything except being elected and edging out Hillary for the presidential nomination.”

  2. Marquel, you are a genius. You make up all this but you are so right. My brave Aldous Huxley braving the world.

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