Approximately .0001 percent of the world's population is currently diagnosed with Ebola, and even though the numbers don't exactly support the narrative of a worldwide epidemic, that hasn't stopped people from responding with irrational fear, paranoia and a dash of xenophobia.
If you want to hear someone say something stupid about Ebola, you really only need to walk into a public place for an extended period of time, but Twitter is a fantastic alternative when you want to find out what people are saying about Ebola while simultaneously lowering your risk of getting exposed.
I spent the past couple of hours digging through Twitter in search of the dumbest comments inspired by the hottest contagious disease of the season, and the people did not disappoint. I hope most of these people are joking, but I'd be lying if I said none of these people were serious.
If you're one of the people on this list, feel free to say that you were only joking -- I'm sure we'll all believe you after the fact.
Why should anyone be worried about Wii Sports?
Can't deny I'm worried about ebowler. — Moonshine (@EmmaLEaton) October 14, 2014
Chris Brown has always been the voice of reason
I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. Shit is getting crazy bruh. — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) October 13, 2014
I wasn't worried abut this, but now it's the only thing I can think about
Can you get Ebola if someone farts on you? — kris-fil-a (@kristiebayleexo) October 11, 2014
Does a group of middle schoolers covering Green Day in a garage count as a band?
At least she spelled "apocalypse" right
ebowla is the start of the zombie Apocalypse — ray-chelle (@rachaellayfield) October 10, 2014
Ok so I guess white people can get Ebola — JCS❤️ (@ilovejennics) October 9, 2014
Someone should really figure out the answer to this
why is Ebola a trend? XD — jill smith (@msdaryldixon1) October 13, 2014
I feel like this person is confusing Ebola with E. coli
In all seriousness can you get Ebola from fruit imported from infected areas???? — Tilly (@tillystewart_) October 14, 2014
I know this person is confusing Ebola with E. coli
Can you get Ebola from raw cookie dough — ⓚⓔⓛⓛⓨ (@youneedjesusss) October 13, 2014
I think this person is simply confused
Keep africans out of this country before we have an epademic of eboli. — Rimbo Reegee Baa (@RimboReegee) October 14, 2014
I bet you can't prove it isn't true
No. No, it is not.
is Ebola a country — buenawhor (@ash_trayz) October 12, 2014
How do epidemics even work?
Is Ebola contagious ? I haven't read up on it — RealBoss$hit (@KingAudri) October 8, 2014
Why haven't we tried this? IT'S SO SIMPLE!
QUARANTINE AFRICA. Why haven't they done so already? ?? Should have when this whole Ebola thing first started. — Lia King (@LiAgashi) October 14, 2014
Should we tell her we're just joking or should we wait a little longer?
Is Ebola real or like a lie cause seriously I don't want to leave my house lool — KENNEDY (@kennedyscottx) October 13, 2014
She's technically correct, but wearing a condom isn't going to protect you
is Ebola an std — 40-6 (@raeleefreeman) October 13, 2014
Someone should look into this
Is Ebola bad for you — Blue Is Sky (@Moorhead_Colton) October 9, 2014
People will do anything to avoid working out
So does Ebola make you lose weight or do you just die.. — Jordie (@JordiePordie) October 8, 2014
It's almost like more people are getting Ebola than usual
Why is ebola such a big thing all of a sudde.?? Everyone tweeting abt it now but in the past no body cared abt it??? — Kayla (@Kaylz2014) October 14, 2014
When did Ebola start being a flesh-eating bug?
Hang on a minute... when did Ebola stop being a flesh-eating bug? — Cornelius Townedge (@seti2342) October 13, 2014