It’s hard to say anything new about the Ebola pandemic, for a few reasons. First, it’s still happening, so anything I write is liable to be out of date sooner rather than later. Another is that it’s hard to find a balance between “OMG we’re all gonna die!!!!” and “we’ve got nothing to worry about.” Neither of those happen to be true, but both are the narrative being pushed by various corners of the media.
However, there are some things that aren’t disputable about Ebola. Facts are facts, and despite everyone’s different flavor of panic, race-bating, quackery, conspiracy theory and nonsense, the facts don’t change.
The facts are that the Ebola pandemic isn’t really that bad.
Oh, it’s bad in West Africa. But is it worthy of the panic it’s causing in the US? Not a chance. / read more…