Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak
- You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
- With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
- That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
- "Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
- There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
- Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.
Lets do an experiment: reblog if you would feel safer hanging out with trans women (regardless of what genitals they currently posses) than Cis women who are transphobic and deny trans women’s obvious womanhood.
It’s going from very bad to much, much worse.
The news: Israeli units attacked Gaza’s only power station, burning large sections of it to the ground. It made for a dramatic picture in Gaza, one that some on social media said looked like actual hell on Earth.
The bombing appears to have cut off both electricity and water sanitation for most of the Palestinian territory’s 1.8 million residents. According to the Washington Post, the damage will take months to repair and has left almost all of Gaza, including some hospitals, without utility access. Six of eight remaining power connections from Israel have been severed by the fighting.
But that’s not all. Later, an Israeli tank attack on a UN school killed at least 15 Palestinians, even though Gaza residents were told to seek safety there. Israel accuses Hamas of using schools as bases to launch rockets.
Here’s what you need to know: The death toll in the Gaza Strip soared past 1,200 Tuesday, with whole neighborhoods reduced to rubble as constant bombing killed as many as 100 Palestinians. As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the Israel Defence Force’s campaign in Gaza would be “prolonged,” hinting that the Israeli invasion has taken on new objectives, Gazans cowered in fear from some of the most intense bombings yet seen in the area.
The United Nations estimates that 70-80% of the dead are civilians. An additional 7,000 have been wounded. In short, the situation in Gaza is getting much worse very quickly.
Dozens of other attacks ravaged whole neighborhoods, with ferocious strikes targeting senior Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh’s residence, Hamas’ al-Aqsa TV headquarters, a finance building and several local mayors’ homes. Gaza City’s al-Amin Mohammed Mosque, which sits across the street from a house owned by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, was blown apart. Hamas and Israel blamed each other for shells which exploded in Jabaliya refugee camp, killing at least 10 people.
Al-Amin mosque in Gaza City is one of four mosques bombed last night by Israeli militarypic.twitter.com/yO1bH5CknB— Sharif Kouddous (@sharifkouddous)July 29, 2014
The power plant in middle of Gaza Strip hit by Israeli air strike. Gaza is without electricity now.pic.twitter.com/xH47wtbl2J— Sudarsan Raghavan (@africawriter)July 29, 2014— Nicole Johnston (@nicolealjazeera)July 29, 2014
Bombs also fell near areas where international journalists were housed.— Nick Schifrin (@nickschifrin)July 29, 2014
A time lapse video appears to show an entire Gaza neighborhood totally annihilated after an hour of sustained airstrikes.
On the Israeli side, the threat of rockets sent some in Tel Aviv scrambling for bomb shelters. Bands of Hamas militants are somehow still finding their way through tunnels leading under the border. Five Israeli soldiers were killed in gun battles with one such infiltration force, bringing the total number of soldiers dead to 53. The IDF’s official propaganda channel has turned up the rhetoric, offering prayers to slain heroes and providing daily updates on the number of targets bombed.
DAILY RECAP: Day 20 of Operation Protective Edge. Since the start of the operation,we have struck 3865 terror targets pic.twitter.com/eSqaeIwnIH— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson)July 28, 2014
The simple truth. RETWEET pic.twitter.com/sF7K4XOdWV— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson)July 27, 2014
Meanwhile, Hamas distributed some chilling propaganda of its own: A video of the tunnel attack, which appears to show the deaths of some of the five soldiers killed.
A ceasefire has so far failed to develop, with both Hamas and Israel blaming each other.
Why you should care: While the rest of the world appears pretty shocked by the images coming out of Gaza, most Israelis either aren’t shocked or accept them as the cost of dismantling Hamas. The Washington Post reports between 87% and 95% of Israeli Jews generally support continuing the operation, while four out of five oppose a unilateral withdrawal. Hamas’ merry band of fanatics remains obstinate despite horrifying losses in manpower and resources. As of now there doesn’t seem to be a short-term impetus for either side to change the course of the ongoing conflict, which means continued devastation of this scale is sadly likely.
Source: Tom McKay for World.Mic
Jesus help them please
this is horrible
how do you seriously look at this and not call it terrorism
how do you absorb all this news and still have the gall to ask “but what about israeli feelings?!”
fuck anyone who brings up ~both sides~ nonsense
Me: Joins tumblr for fun
Me: starts to critically analyze almost every aspect of modern society
Bucky being all repentant and wanting to atone for his crimes and willing to take any punishment required until he’s told he’s going to be training the Young Avengers. Then he’s firmly in fuck this shit I was brainwashed I don’t deserve this I don’t deserve this for fuck’s sake Tommy don’t think I can’t see you put that grenade back where you found it…mode
While the kids alternate between driving Bucky crazy and trying to make him smile.
#crying about it#bucky babysitting the young avengers is a very important concept to me#bucky barnes#young avengers#steve why#steve why do i have to do it#steven#stevEN GRANT ROGERS DONT YOU LAUGH AT ME#WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA#’you did#buck’#I TAKE IT BACK#’no takebacks - they’re yours now’#THAT DOESN”T MAKE ANY SENSE#why would you rather we gave them to stark?#I —what?#no#that’s not what i’m saying#but lord#why me?#and steve just laughs for like thirteen years (via ink-phoenix)
"I am not a suitable role model for kids, Steve!"
"You were my role model…"
"EXACTLY! LOOK HOW YOU TURNED OUT! OOH LOOK, A PLANE, LET’S CRASH IT INTO THE ARCTIC!"
"One time, Buck, one time. Let it go.”
#steve threatens to tell their parents bucky just sits on them #creates impossible obstacle courses for them to get around so they cant leave #(just yells at billy a lot because there’s nothing he can do to keep that kid inside and safe) #kate gets him with the net arrow one time and he shows up at clint’s door with a thunderstorm on his face #’'I KNOW WHERE SHE GOT THIS BARTON. DON'T THINK I DON'T.” #basically his whole life like that one panel where kate and eli save him and he’s like ???WHAT ARE YOU DOING???? GO HOME (via ohrogerss)
there should be an avengers tv show but it should be filmed and executed like parks and rec
Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)
THIS is what the original Star Trek TV series and films were about. Not just about blowing up things in space and snazzy lens flares with a side order of casual sexism -.-‘.
dude do you know how many people I have pissed off by saying the exact same thing?
Not enough people.
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)