- Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic SpaceShipTwo, designed to ultimately
carry paying passengers into suborbital space, crashed during a test flight on
Friday, killing a pilot. This happened three days after
an unmanned Orbital Sciences rocket
headed to the International Space Station exploded within seconds of
liftoff in Virginia. What do you think?
a) Private industry
(like Orbital Sciences and Virgin Atlantic) will redouble their efforts and this will
ultimately spur space travel even faster
b) This will have no effect on space travel
c) This will slow down space travel
d) This will put a stop to space travel, at least for a while
- What are your thoughts regarding Ebola quarantines?
a) The govenment should only quarantine people who likely have Ebola
b) The government should quarantine anyone who might have Ebola, like health care workers
who took care of Ebola patients, even if they were cautious about gloves, etc, and show no
c) I think that people should not be quarantined by the government unless they show signs of
Ebola (like a fever) but that those who have any kind of
possible exposure (like returning health care workers)
should be forced to monitor their symptoms and temperature daily
d) I think that we should leave it up to the individual
On Friday Maine District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere ruled in the case of
nurse Kaci Hickox that
local health officials failed to prove the need for a stricter order enforcing an Ebola
"The court is fully aware of the misconceptions, misinformation, bad science, and bad
being spread from shore to shore in our country with respect to Ebola..."
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