Ebola is coming whooo! Sky news is beside itself with excitement – a new nightmare on Sky1; Cameron is holding Cobra meetings to see if Britain is ready for this new challenge, the World Health organisation is warning against consuming raw bushmeat and ‘having sex or coming into contact with’ infected bats. Raw bushmeat is not much of a problem in country which prefers horse meatballs for dinner – and no one is explaining how you tell if the fruit bat you are making amorous eyes at is infected or not.
As if we didn’t have enough to worry about – but relax, help is at hand.
God created Fags for a reason…
A drug has been discovered to combat Ebola, so experimental that it is not yet licensed for use in the US. The two American aid workers sadly infected with Ebola, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, were fortuitously both in Liberia; so since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t have any authority over the use of the drug outside of the USA, supplies were flown from Kentucky where it is made, to Liberia, and both aid workers are now being treated with it.
Dr Kent Brantly is now in hospital in Atlanta – Nancy Writebol is expected to follow him shortly. The FDA won’t say whether they will still be treated with the ‘Zmapp’ drug once inside the US – it would currently be against the law. It would take a hard heart to cease treatment now. They are both doing well as of today.
Where do Fags come into it, you say?
Well, if it wasn’t for those of us who have generously smoked our way through thousands of fags for six hundred odd years, the tobacco plant would have been eradicated as a weed years ago.
As it is, it is the Reynolds Tobacco plant’s subsidiary, while looking for new uses for the tobacco plant, who discovered ‘Zmapp’ and is extracting it from tobacco leaves…
The anti-smoking brigade will no doubt say that it is their campaign that has forced the company to look for new uses for the plant – but if they had had their way the crop would have been treated to a flame thrower centuries ago…..
I somehow doubt Reynolds will be allowed any good publicity out of this.