Japan is probably about the same, perhaps somewhat worse. China is much, much worse. I read an article a while back about someone in a wheelchair attempting to tour China. Fortunately, they enjoyed a challenge, because it certainly was one.
...why would it still be relevant now?
Came for the Rojin-Z reference. Left satisfied.
No. I have no clue what you mean by "all the staples of the genre" that The Walking Dead, Clone and superhero comics all share--and by your implications, presumable also share with Sandman, Lucifer and others. A medium is means of presentation. Comics is a medium, as is film, books, music, video games. Superhero is a genre, which, like any genre, can be presented in a variety of media. Superhero genre has been done not only in comics, but also in film, video games, and even (admittedly rarely) in books.
You shouldn't be so dismissive of an entire genre.
Comics isn't a genre. "Superhero" is a genre. Comics is a *medium* (cue joke about being "neither rare nor well-done."). Comics is way of presenting content, like TV, or books, or video games. It is not the content itself.
There's one big one going the other way, though: Ebola isn't infectious when who don't have any easily observed symptoms. AIDS is.
...because they're busy doing what?
Covering the beats of the four co-workers who were let go, mostly.
About two hours. Duh.
That's how they find out if you're made of wood.
World Net Daily. Yep. "WND Exclusive!" In other words, "Everybody else saw this for the bullshit it is!"
Taking peoples temps is only a very marginal step in protecting the public.
On the contrary, taking people's temps is a very effective step in protecting the public.
Since the gestation period of Ebola is so long it does relatively little to keep people out of the country that are infected.
As seen in the case of Mr. Duncan, true. But when you don't have a fever, Ebola isn't contagious. At all. None of the people on Mr. Duncan's flight here need to be checked or isolated, because he couldn't have infected them.
Now you have to find everyone else who was on the plane and monitor them for symptoms
And, dear God, that's impossible. There is after, no list of everyone who was on that plane. No, no such records of such information exist...
because some are now infected too.
No. Ebola is not very easy to transmit. The passengers of the plane are at risk, and need to be located, interviewed, and isolated as appropriate (Ebola does not spread via air; not everyone on the plane will need to be isolated), but it's entirely possible that none of them will in fact be infected.
The situation in the American South is totally different though, right?
Nice rhetorical scoring, but, yes, it *is* totally different. Comparing the poverty, lack of trust in government workers and dysfunctional healthcare system in the US South to those factors in Africa is like comparing the neighborhood pool to Lake Erie.
There is a lot of trolling and hate out there, and it can't all be a small number of sociopaths with sock puppet accounts.
Why not? It's not like making a horde of sock puppeet accounts is a terribly difficult thing for one person to do.
"politic" meaning roughly in the original Greek "To shout down"
Cute, but not true. The original word is polis (I was going to be fancy and do it Greek letters, but then I realized I'd never get them intact into Slashdot's broken system) meaning city.