Yeah. Ebola will keep popping back up because there’s a reservoir of it in the bats. It’s whack a mole when it pops up.Hasn't it already been established in this very thread multiple times that ebola can't get even close to corona-chan's spreading prowess due to a rampant fatality rate and more difficult method of transmission? Feels like people are just throwing out more horror stories of this and that to keep that element of fear and anxiety that this abominable year's been fostering going at this rate.
And to give Congo it’s due, they are good at suppressing these outbreaks as they occur. They can do that because you dont need anything high tech - you need the knowledge of correct quarantine, body disposal and barrier nursing. They do that well.
Ebola is spread by direct contact with infected fluids and while it’s up there on the ‘not nice ways to die’ list it’s no threat to humanity as a whole. Sucks for Congo, who are doing their best with a war continuing (Despite peace being declared, no one seems to have gotten that memo...) to rage on thats killed a few million.
Unless Ebola mutates in some way to become droplet transmitted or airbourne, it’s not a threat to humanity as a whole. If it does we are fucked, like, but let’s hope it doesn’t... it’s certainly not a valid comparison to COVID, in virulence, or lethality. Some strains of Ebola have a 90% kill rate. Corona is the other end - lower kill rate and uncontrolled spread. While Ebola should remain a pathogen that lurks in bats and occasionally spills over to humans (and thus stay lethal as), corona will perhaps become less virulent over time and become endemic.
I read a article the other day that they thing the 1890 Russian flu may actually have been a coronavirus. Will see if i can dig out the original paper later