Fear mongering and the Ebola ‘crisis’

Like the vanishing jetliner of months ago, Ebola is good business for the 24/7 news channels. That might explain why they won’t tell you that Ebola isn’t the threat we might think it is.

Time’s “Science Cop” explains.

Yes, Ebola has close to a 50% death rate; and yes that death is a very ugly, very bloody one. But the first appearance of a case in the United States does not mean we’re headed for an epidemic anything like the one that is causing so much suffering in West Africa.