The left continues mocking anyone who questions government assurances that the Ebola virus cannot be spread through the air. Tweets like this gem are sooooo helpful.
Clearly they don’t understand science as well as left wing bloggers.
If you’re wondering why there are so many mixed signals about airborne transmission of Ebola, this might be enlightening.
This TribLive article says that scientists have performed studies showing that the Ebola virus does mutate.
“It’s an extremely difficult thing to speculate about,” said Charles Bailey, executive director of the National Center of Biodefense and Infectious Diseases at George Mason University, who was not involved in the study. “Is a mutation capable of making it airborne transmissible? Nobody knows.”
Bailey said that while he was at the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, a weaker strain of Ebola infected a small colony of research monkeys. Concentrated aerosols of Ebola have shown the ability to infect, he said, but it’s not known whether a sneeze or a cough can do the same.
“That experiment hasn’t been done yet,” said Bailey. “If there was no concern about aerosol transmission, then why are people wearing masks? There’s no absolutes.”
“That experiment hasn’t been done yet.” It hasn’t? Then where’d they get this?