Here are a few things that have happened since Ebola arrived in the United States:
- CNN and other cable news outlets seem to have become “all Ebola all the time” with breathless reports about the latest twists and turns
- A grade school banned a teacher from the classroom because she had visited Dallas
- A photojournalist who had travelled to the affected area (and was well) was denied the opportunity to give a talk to a University audience
Parents in Mississippi kept their children home from school because the principal had visited Zambia
People all across the country seem to be in a growing frenzy about the virus. On one hand, I get it. The disease is awful, the CDC seems to have fumbled in its management of the situation and in its messaging, and the disease rages on in a few countries in West Africa. On the other hand, a lot of this is just, well, nuts.