Originally posted on Dr. Scott Morris:
Over the weekend, my wife, Mary, told me that she intends to get a flu shot this year (which she never does) because she believes it will prevent her from contracting Ebola.
I think she is only partially kidding.
I’m sure you’ve heard by now that a nurse in Dallas has contracted Ebola from the patient who died there last week. It was the lead story in my local paper, and I’m guessing that it was on the front page of your go-to news source as well. We can’t look away from disaster.
Or, in this case, perceived disaster.
Ebola is indeed a terrible disease, but I’m convinced that it does not warrant the hysteria it has created in the United States.
Ebola has been linked to Liberia, and anyone from that country is now considered a potential carrier of the disease. Until recently, few Americans could find Liberia on…
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