When you’re in intense pain—whether it’s for a backache, a toothache, or anything in between—you often just reach for a painkiller to get rid of it as soon as possible, don’t you? I know I’ve done this very thing. And with some types of pain, you almost have to, they are so intense. But we can also help alleviate our pain with other management techniques, such as these. And why not try, when so many pain killers are known to have dangerous, long-lasting side effects?
A Cure For Ebola?
Like many people, in the 1990s I was terrified of Ebola. Richard Preston’s all-too-vivid novels saw to that, along with a plethora of other books, television shows and movies like “Contagion.” The virus kills about 90 percent of the people that it infects, and the victims die terribly: choking on their own fluids, with blood seeping from places that blood does not ordinarily seep.
As the millennium ticked over and the years went by, it eventually became clear that, barring some kind of surprising mutation, Ebola was not really the stuff of apocalyptic nightmares after all. The good news, if one can morbidly use the phrase in this context, was that ebola was SO deadly and SO swift that it rarely spread far. If it had a slower progression, if it became airborne, if it left more survivors who could carry the disease into major population centers… if if if.