Thursday, October 9, 2014



Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Are Being Treated Outside of West Africa? (article link)



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QUESTION:  What responsibility does the United States and the world community have to help these West African nations control the Ebola outbreak? Why?

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  1. Yes we as a powerful nation with vaccines we need to help by going over with our doctors.

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  2. The responsibility that the U.S. and the rest of the world has is to make cures that work so we can take them to the source and stop it.

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    1. i agree that it is are responsibility to make a cure

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    2. I disagree because it inst the US responsibility to solve everything.

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    1. I agree it is just a waiting game to see if they get better

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    2. I respectfully disagree, we need to do more then just hope and praying, Hoping and praying is not going to stop the outbreak

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    3. I agree with you Alexis prayers are nought going to stop ebola a vaccine will and we are a powerful nation with the help of other nation we can come up with a vaccine.

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    2. I agree Trenton we can make the cure or vaccine to help these people in need we have the technology, time, and knowledge.

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  6. I think we should contain the out brake don't let anyone leave isolate them and try and help the people that are sick.

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    1. I agree with your statement because if we help the people that are sick, it will stop Ebola from spreading.

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  9. United States has the responsibility of creating a vaccine to get rid of ebola to help these West African nation control the out break, because according to the article "Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Are Being Treated Outside of West Africa?"
    ebola is getting really bad and people are starting to die. You can get Ebola just by being near the person who has it, without even touching them.

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    1. I agree, that the ebola is getting ver dangerous. The vaccine should be shared with the world!

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    2. Although people can catch Ebola from another person, you cannot catch it from just "being near the person who has it" like you stated. It is spread by bodily fluids.

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    3. But you still have a very good point. Ebola is definitely getting very dangerous.

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  10. What responsibility does the United States and the world community have to help these West African nations control the Ebola outbreak? Why?
    Well, it's our responsibility, as the more advanced countries with better medicine to help out! Not to be selfish, but it also means when outbreaks are over they trade food and supplies for other supplies. So everyone ca n help each other for more allies or what not.
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/31/world/africa/ebola-virus-outbreak-qa.html?_r=0 This is my evidence.

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    1. I agree Trenton we can make the cure or vaccine to help these people in need we have the technology, time, and knowledge.

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    2. YES! That is great info about the medicine and vaccines they don't have all the good things America has.

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  11. Your responsibility to help other countries is time because we have the time to hope and pray for them that they will get better.

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  12. I think that we have responsibility in this. I think that we need to follow the instructions of what we are told so that we can be careful and try to help. To help, we could make people more aware of the situation, and what they should do if they experience any of the symptoms. Although i understand that we cant control the worlds problems, and fix all of them, at least we can try and help.

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    1. I agree with your statement, because we do need to help, and we also have to be careful. I also agree that we can't control the problems, but we can fix them.

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    2. I agree we may not be able to fix it but we could try and help stop it.

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  13. What responsibility does the United States and the world community have to help these West African nations control the Ebola outbreak? Why? I think that we should send people over their to other countries to keep it from spreading to America. Also we should take care of America because that's were we live we need to take care of are selfs more. If they don't believe in it thats their fault not ours. In the video is whereI got this information some from the article. http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/africa/100000003071418/burial-boys-of-ebola.html http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/31/world/africa/ebola-virus-outbreak-qa.html?_r=0

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    1. Don't you think that if we sent people over to other countries that they might get infected too, even if they were wearing the right protection?

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  14. What responsibility's does the United States and other places have to help these west african nations to control the Ebola outbreak? I think that, because, yet some other countries and our own have gotten the outbreak so yet there is a way we maybe should be mad. Yet again we have to do something to try and stop the outbreak from traveling even more than it already is. We "United States" as more of a developed country have the education and all the medical thoughts and tools to come put with something that will help in many ways. So we should take a part in the outbreak and help find a solution.

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  15. It is the U.S. and the world community's responsibility to help the West African Nations. In the article Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Are Being Treated Outside of West Africa? it states that, you can get the virus from traveling to a different country or in a plane. Affected people could have been on that plane. If we don't help then people in other countries could start to get it, and then the virus would not go away. If we help then the virus would come to an end.

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    1. I agree with your statement because you have given a good response and evidence showing that the disease could spread to other people in other countries if we don't try to help and fight the disease.

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    2. I agree with you and I liked your evidence.

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  16. The United States and the world community has to help the West African nations with Ebola because we they have people over from different counties and they can catch it from the people in West Africa and if they catch Ebola they well maybe be sent back to where they came from and might be able to give Ebola to the people taking care of them.

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  18. The responsibility the United States and the world community have to help the West African nations is to try and keep the disease under control until we have found a cure or solution to Ebola. The reason why is because Ebola is spreading throughout different countries and we want to try and keep this disease under control. The reason why is because humans are dieing and this disease is new to everyone of the world, which means that our immune systems are not used to this disease. That shows that many people may die if we don't try to make a cure for this disease.

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    1. I agree with you because if they don't do anything it will just become worse and worse.

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    2. I agree with you that our immune system is not used to this disease.

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  19. I agree it's our duty and others duties to help the West Africans. The reason is some of them do not know about the outbreak,stated in the first video some believe the victims just died. Also the people trying to help are getting in trouble which is why we need to tell them. If we don't help then the virus will just spread even more. So we need to show that this virus is a big deal. This is why we need to help other countries stop Ebola.

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  20. The responsibility that the United States is to make a vaccine for the people who have the Ebola virus. The world community has to help the West African nations control Ebola because it can go everywhere and the virus can go from one person to another. Some people won't notice that they are dying from it until they know last minute.

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  21. What responsibility does the United States have? They should have to help get the virus out and cure people. Why should they? They should because If we don't help the virus will come over here to the united states and get all of us sick.

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  22. What responsibility does the United States and the world community have to help these West African nations control the Ebola outbreak? Why?
    They have the responsibility to help make vaccines to make sure that people don't get sick and die from it if their not already contaminated.They can help by making vaccines, having doctors that can help, keep people that are contaminated in closed place so no one else can get contaminated. I think that it would be really helpful that people can help out to people that are in need with the pain and suffering of ebola.
    Evidence: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/31/world/africa/ebola-virus-outbreak-qa.html?_r=0

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  23. We have the responsibility to help control the Ebola outbreak, Because if we don't help who will. We need to help with the out break because its at our back door it is in our country.

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    1. I agree because if we don't help they will all die

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  24. It is the responsibility of the United States and other world communities is helping to make a make a cure. The article states, The cure spreads easily through bodily fluids. A cure would be the best thing for everyone to take part of because you could sneeze and your saliva could give someone Ebola if you are immune to it. In conclusion, the best thing for us all to contribute in is to do something to help find a cure.

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    1. I agree with your statement because you have shown evidence of how the Ebola disease could spread very quickly if we don't try to stop it.

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  25. It is our responsibility to help African nations fight Ebola because we are a powerful nation with advancements in medicine and technology that third world countries in West Africa don't have.

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    1. Yes Kieran, I do agree our nation is powerful enough that we could find advance medicines that countries like West Africa don't have.

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    2. I agree, because we are powerful enough.

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    3. I agree, we defiantly have the power to help out other people. We can find advanced medical devices to send over their. We can even get them some vaccines.

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    4. I agree with this because we are more advanced in technology and science these days.

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  26. It is the responsibility of the United States to help the countries with ebola because if we don't then if could just spread.In The New york times have released a article about ebola.With in that article that C.D.C. has released that the worse case scenario is that buy January 2015.There could be more then 1,400,000 cases of ebola.

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  27. Yes the U.S. and the world community leaders has Responsibility. They have to not let it spread anymore then it already has. If it spreads into their country it won't be very good at all.

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    1. I agree with you because the U.S should help maybe that way it dose not spread ever more they what it all ready has.

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  28. It is our responsibility to find a cure and help send vaccines over there, in the article, Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Are Being Treated Outside of West Africa? it said that people traveling could bring it back to the united states. What if it came back here and there was a huge outbreak here, what if it was our families? We need to help find a cure, or preventions.

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    1. I totally agree with you Alexis. We really do need to find a cure for this virus. It's hurting not only us, but it's hurting the entire world.

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  29. It is the United States responsibility to help out the West African Nations. First of all, the US has an advanced medical system. Plus, the fact that we don't want the virus coming over to the United States and killing our people off. The Article Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Are Being Treated Outside of West Africa? states that "A man from Liberia had came to visit family in Dallas, and he had Ebola." If he wouldn't have went to the hospital and tried to get treatment and hadn't died there then the United States could have their own type of outbreak. If we don't want this to happen to us why wouldn't we have the responsibility to help the West African nations.

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  30. It is the responsibility of the United States to help the West African nations control the outbreak of Ebola. I think that the U.S. should help because we have advanced items and medical devices that could help get detect and get rid of the virus. In the paragraph I read titled "What is the United States doing to make sure that Ebola does not spread?" It said that the health officials are using contact tracing to monitor everyone that could've been exposed the person who was contagious. That helps because we can use that to help find people who were around the person contagious and that can help detect more people who could be infected.
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/31/world/africa/ebola-virus-outbreak-qa.html
    http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/africa/100000003071418/burial-boys-of-ebola.html

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  31. The United States should help the West African nations control the Ebola outbreak because we could keep it from spreading anymore in the U.S. Especially since that someone has already brought it over here from another country and some have even died from it.

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  32. The responsibility that the United States has is to help the people in Africa. I think this because in the New York Times article the map showed that more people healed then died.

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  33. The responsibility of the United States and world community are to help the people in Africa with this Ebola Virus. This should be top priority because the fact more people are dying than healing from this virus. The U.S should control who and what comes into the U.S. Because one little mishap could make thousands of peoples die in the U.S. I think this is very relevant because this could the the virus that can end all human life or even wipe out 50% of the people in the world. It will take along time to recover from this virus if we keep letting people die as we are doing.

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    1. I really agree with you! If we don't check, then all humanity will wipe out from the virus!

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    2. This is exactly my point! Humanity is at risk if this virus is not controlled!

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  34. What responsibility does the United States and the world community have to help these West African nations control the Ebola outbreak? The United States and the world community has a responsibility to help control the Ebola outbreak, because it's a world outbreak. According to the New York Times article, Ebola happened in 1976, and is now just becoming a huge fear. 30,000 people in Africa have died, and only one person in the U.S. has died, and it's already creating an outbreak. People are thinking that every single sickness is Ebola, which it really isn't. We need to stop this threat in our world so more people don't die!

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    1. I agree, America should help because it is a World Outbreak, As you said. We should use our knowledge and create an advanced medicine for the virus Ebola.

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  35. The U.S. And World community Does not have control of Ebola. Ebola is a virus. A virus can not be controlled. Only bacteria can be controlled.

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    1. I really disagree with you. The U.S. does have control, because people can bring it in and out of the U.S. at any time. We can use simple antibiotics to cure this virus. This is able to be controlled, and that is why i strongly disagree with you.

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  36. The United States and the world leaders do have a responsibility because according to the article on the new york times website, West Africa has had way to many deaths, They've had so many deaths that it is hard to count. The United States and other world leaders do need to help West Africa because they are powerful and a lot stronger than West Africa.

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  37. The responsibility the United States and the world has on the Ebola outbreak is very important because, the Untied States is the leading country in the world in almost everything. The United States is probably the only country trying to help this outbreak. I don't see Britain trying to stop this outbreak. I think the United States is the leading country in the world and is setting an example of what other countries should do.

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    1. I disagree with your statement because why should we risk our lives just help people who know how to deal with this virus because they have already had it before. We can send vaccinations and information but it shouldn't be up to us.

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  38. The U.S has its own responsibility so i think that we should only deal with our own country,i think this because there is already so many things going on here and we need to deal with our stuff going on,before we deal with other countries

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  39. The responsibility that the United States has is to help Africa they don't have pluming or clean water and to contain the virus so more people don't die from Ebola.IN Africa they don't have very good medical devices to treat there illnesses that they all ready have over there.

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  40. It is the responsibility of the United States to help the West African nations control the outbreak of Ebola. I agree the U.S should help at least help them bury the dead people who need help. Continue to look for a cure and update the info to the African Countries. In one of the charts it showed that most of the people who have ebola have healed more than died from it.

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  41. The United States world community should help stop Ebola. But people can't just pray for it to stop and wait for it to go away. We have to find a way and create a cure for this virus that has become worse and worse over the years. The United States have to help the people in Africa.

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  42. I agree with your response.

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  43. The responsibility is that the United States is helping all the people in Africa. I think that because they respect the people there and wanted the people in Africa to be recovered.

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  44. The United States do have a big responsibility to help West African nations control the Ebola outbreak. I say that because the United States have supplies to help possibly prevent Ebola from spreading to America. In the New York Times article, it says that it tended to involve outbreaks of deadly viruses that medical workers have few, if any, tools to combat. So, I think that we need to help more with the Ebola outbreak by sending more replies to West Africa.

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    1. This is a good point. I agree with you.

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    2. I agree with you when you talk about how we have the supplies to help and we should use them.

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    3. I truly agree with you, we have supplies that they don't and we could help them more than what there helping their selves with. They don't have things like us to help out more. It may not help much but I think it would help out more since we have more supplies.

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  46. The United States and other world countries should help West African nations control the Ebola outbreak. The Ebola virus isn't just effecting Africa anymore and is starting to get into other countries. By hitting the virus at the source and helping the West African nations, many Ebola cases could be prevented. Obama has already decided to send out 4,000 American soldiers with medical resources, according to the article "Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Are Being Treated Outside of West Africa?" This is a step closer, but the rest of the world needs to help as well. If we have 4,000 soldiers risking their lives to help West Africa, then the rest of the world needs to help as well. The United States and other world countries should help West African nations control the Ebola outbreak.

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    1. I agree with your point of the U.S. sending out the 4,000 soldiers that are risking their lives for ours. I agree because if we, as a country, then the other countries should help too.

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  47. I think the United States has a responsibility to help the Ebola outbreak. I say this because right now this disease is coming to our country. If we help them now we will have a lesser chance of getting it. Also Ebola is killing off many people and only 14 have been treated outside of West Africa according to the article from The New york Times. I believe if we don't stop this now we all will die. This is how why I think that it is the United States responsibility to help out with the Ebola issue.

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    1. I agree with you because one person has already died in the U.S, and if our country doesn't do anything to stop it, there will be so many more people that will die.

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    2. I agree with you because we can stop the disease spread to the United States.

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    3. I agree with your opinion because it is very true that if we don't step up and help to find a cure, we could be subject to a national epidemic here in the U.S. However, I find it very unlikely that we will all die because of this virus.

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  48. no its not the US responsibility to help the west African nations to control the out break. But we should most definitely help to contain the virus and cure it. The reason that we should try to help is so that we can get ride of the disease so that others don't get the disease and die. The reason that we should treat the disease with caution is the numbers of out breaks and deaths as stated in the article http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/31/world/africa/ebola-virus-outbreak-qa.html

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  49. The responsibility that the United States and the world community have to help these West African nations control the Ebola outbreak is to help treat it, and stop the outbreak. If this outbreak doesn't stop, the virus could spread (more than it has) over to the U.S, and an abundant amount of people will get it and possibly die. In the article, Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Are Being Treated Outside of West Africa? It states, "The worst- case scenario is that there will be 537,000-1.4 million cases through Jan. 20."

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  50. The United States responsibility is to help the West Africa nations control the Ebola outbreak. I think this because if we help them now we can stop this and keep it from spreading, since it has already got to one person in the United States.

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  51. Yes its the United States and other world community responsibility to help these West African nations control the Ebola outbreak because the Ebola virus is now in the United States and in other countries. The United States know many people in other countries, and if the Ebola virus also spreads to other countries, it could come back to us. Ebola has also come into the United States and has killed one person. The virus can also spread all around the United States.

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  52. Does the United States and the world community have to help these West African nations control the Ebola outbreak? Why? I agreed because if the EBOLA is not gating care of it it can spread to the hall city people triable a lot and when it get to the Unite States there going to be like "why do we did not help now is to late" so I think we should get protected and try to help them.

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  53. Yes the United States and other countries should help people in West Africa. They should help because Ebola has the possibility to become a world wide problem. Also around 3,200 people have died in West Africa alone.

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  54. Yes, the United States and the world community have a responsibility to help fight the recent Ebola outbreak. I think that we have a responsibility because if we, being a world super power, don't intervene, then the virus will keep spreading until it has killed millions of people as the NY Times article says the CDC predicts in their worst-case scenario. We also need to intervene because if we are not careful, the virus could very well become a large outbreak here, in the U.S., and not just Africa.

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    1. I agree with you because if we don't do anything the virus can spread in the U.S.

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  55. Yes, it is United States responsibility to help the African Nations because in the video on Times Video, it said that the Ebola virus is rapidly spreading. If we help the Africans with the virus over there, it might help the United States from not getting the Ebola virus.

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    1. I agree with your response because viruses can spread very fast.

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  56. The United States and the world communities do have a responsibility in helping the West Africans control the Ebola outbreak. In order for it to stop coming into America and other countries we all have to help get ride of it. If we can create a vaccination to help become immune to this virus it will stop thousands from dying. In the article that I read, it shows in a graph that in America that we have already had one person die from it. Our country has only has only had one person die but in West Africa there have been thousands. We need to start actually doing something, create a vaccine, and save thousands of lives.

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  57. The United States and world community should help the West African countries because most of them don't have clean water to drink from everyday, they don't have as much stuff as we do.Like vaccines for viruses and diseases.

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  58. The United States and the world community doesn't have to help these West African nations control the Ebola outbreak because we don't need our people to be killed and infected with this virus. We still don't want the risk of being infected. Ebola can stay for several hours on surfaces, so any object contaminated with bodily fluids may spread the disease, according to NewYork times article "Ebola Facts: How Many Patients Are Being Treated Outside of West Africa?". If someone gets blood on something and another person comes in contact with it they have a high chance of contracting it. I just don't think we should have our people mix with their people and come back and get the virus and kill thousands of more people. I think that West Africa can also handle it by themselves because there have been many other outbreaks and West Africa didn't need our help with those outbreaks. I believe that the United States and the world community doesn't need to help these West African nations control the Ebola outbreak because we don't need our people to be killed and infected with this virus and they have controlled the virus once before.

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    1. I agree with your comment "We don't need our people getting killed" I think that because people in close contact with them can get it and spread it!

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    2. I disagree with you because if our country doesn't do anything to stop this virus, it will eventually spread throughout all of Africa. People from the U.S. have to travel there for work, and they could get infected and bring it back here. That would cause an outbreak in the U.S, and it will be just as bad at Africa.

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  59. It is the responsibility that the United States shouldn't help the West Africans because if we go and help them its going to get worse. Once we help them and then come back to the United States we can easily spread it. That's really bad because we can all die because of Ebola.

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  60. Do I think if the USA should take some responsibly for the Ebola outbreaks in the West African nations yes or no? Well, I have to agree to disagree because. I disagree because according to the article a death has occurred in Texas and we don’t know if they’re could be because of airlines issues from being in close contact due to body fluids and that’d be an easy way to get it. But I also agree because because we could send in fresh water for the villages there. Another reason I disagree is that if someone else was in close contact with someone that they don’t know have it that’s just infecting someone else in a different location! In conclusion I have to agree to disagree because theres a lot of bad things that can happen but some positives and come out if we help!


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  61. The United States and world community should have a responsibility to help the West African nation with the Ebola outbreak because it effects them, and us. We can die from it if it spreads, so we should stop it as soon as the outbreak happens. We should also help because I'm sure they would help us if we were going through something like that.

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  62. The responsibility that the United States should help them because if they helped them along time ago we would not have it in the United States.

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  63. The United States, and hopefully everyone else, job is to stop this from spreading to other countries. Us as Americans want to secure and protect other American citizens. The world should also start developing a vaccine for the sick people with Ebola and the symptoms for Ebola.

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  64. I think it is the United States responsibility to help the West African Nation. Because we can help find a cure for the Ebola outbreak so it doesn't kill more people. Also we have better technology to help detect and track the virus.

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  65. It is the responsibility of the United States to help the West African nations control the outbreak of Ebola. Ebola could be very deadly because if we don't cure this virus then the world could die because people are dieing. Also I think we need to make a vaccine for this virus because this virus is deadly. Also you can get this virus from coughing and touching other people. Also Ebola is getting spread around the country because people are coming from other country's with it maybe and they are drinking and eating different kinds of food. So I think that the United States should help because this virus is very deadly and people need to hurry up and make a vaccine.

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  66. The United States and world community should help the West African nations control Ebola. They should help them because Ebola is spreading throughout the world and infecting so many people. In the article it said that if Ebola continues to spread then it could range up to 1.4 million cases by January. That's not good and we should try to prevent that from happening.

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  67. mr. scott agrees ebola is serious

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  68. Yes it is our responsibility to help Africa with the Ebola outbreak because Ebola can spread to our country. One of the deeds we can do is give Africa water. We should also help with the Ebola outbreak because it would be a nice deed to do. Africa and the rest of the world would help if we had Ebola.

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