Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ebola has left the building

Well, that was scary.  Ebola, the dark, sinister force come to take the world by force, has shied away from the headlines.  But, was it every really a threat?  The media made it seem like a zombie apocalypse had come calling.  The bells rang and everyone was talking about it.  "It's here!  Ebola is here!"  Well, its gone now and it left through the back door like a second cousin who came uninvited to a party after spilling a drink.  It is truly amazing how mass hysteria can change conversations, water cooler dialogue.  I wonder if the public would have responded that way if the report was, "Ebola is in the country, but it is of no real threat to the public.  We have it under control."  Heck, who am I kidding?  Just announcing it is enough to make the society believe that it is even worse than it seems.  I guess what I'm getting at here is: Do your research.  Read up on things.  The media is one of the best fantasy and science fiction authors around, second to politicians of course. 

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