Ebola has turned into a comedy routine for some people. This is what some of them are tweeting:
Somewhere in America there is a pregnant 18 yr old girl thinking to herself "Ebola would be nice name"— Kevbo™©® (@kevbo9) September 30, 2014
If I have a daughter ima name her Ebola...Nobody gone wanna fuck a girl named Ebola— Brandyn Jennings (@iH8TvvitterHoes) September 30, 2014
ever since Ebola came to the U.S. everyone thinks they're true fans like I've been listening to them since 2009 you cant even name 5 songs— sanZ (@sana_vora) September 30, 2014
The Internet can unfortunately be a very insensitive place sometimes.
Ebola is not a laughing matter.
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.
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?