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Comment: Re:I don't get it... (Score 1) 186

by Chris Mattern (#48173533) Attached to: Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

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.

Comment: Re:The monitoring of passengers is a joke (Score 2) 478

by Chris Mattern (#48114521) Attached to: The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

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.

Comment: Re:The monitoring of passengers is a joke (Score 1) 478

by Chris Mattern (#48114483) Attached to: The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

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.

Comment: Re:Only in Africa? (Score 3, Interesting) 478

by Chris Mattern (#48114443) Attached to: The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

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.

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