Ebola Is Not A Laughing Matter But Not Everyone Agrees

Believe it or not, there are people out there who can make jokes out of something as deadly and tragic as Ebola.

Ebola has turned into a comedy routine for some people. This is what some of them are tweeting:

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The Internet can unfortunately be a very insensitive place sometimes.

Ebola is not a laughing matter.

Ebola Jokes

It has killed 3,338 people so far in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Guinea. More than 7,178 cases of people with this deadly virus are confirmed so far and the number is increasing almost by the hour.

"Cases are doubling every 20 days," said Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children.

Now Ebola reached the United States, though so far it seems to be contained with just one isolated case of a man who traveled to Liberia.

Ebola Jokes

About  70 percent of all Ebola cases reported are fatal. What’s more, the deadly virus has mutated over time and its present form is markedly different from any that existed in the past.

So far, no medical cure for Ebola has been found. And while an experimental treatment ZMapp is around, there is no proof that it can cure the disease.

Sad and horrific though the stats may be, what is more dreadful is that times like this often demonstrates the worst in people. Perhaps it's difficult for anyone not afflicted with misery to feel how a victim does, but is it too much to ask for some respect?