Are We Just Being Irrational About Ebola?

by: the Common Constitutionalist:

Who’s tired of discussing Ebola? Yeah, me too. I keep trying to escape (the topic) but it just keeps pulling me back in. It is a serious subject and certainly not to be taken lightly.

It seems fears and scares over Ebola are spreading faster than the virus. Are they irrational fears? I don’t know – maybe, but we are all susceptible. Heck, my office manager wasn’t feeling well today and the first thing that entered my mind was… you got it… Ebola. I caught myself – but it did permeate my cranial cavity, as Rush Limbaugh would say.

I laughed at myself for even thinking such a thing, but nonetheless sent her home immediately.

So will the fear of an outbreak trump the actual disease? Might panic ensue over nothing? Is the scare just that, a baseless phobia? read more