#6. “Ebola does not pose a significant threat to the U.S. public,”
What is interesting though is the fact that the FDA released a statement stating that “Ebola does not pose a significant threat to the U.S. public,” and this is according to data CDC released. They also stated that the virus was neither “water-borne nor food-borne” and that it could not be “transmitted through the air or spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.”
This non-conclusive reporting on West Africa’s Ebola crisis is a detrimental risk to the containment of the virus. Practical strategies like those implemented during Swine Flu and other viruses should be implemented. If not, how do we expect to contain the deadly Ebola virus that has a death rate ranging from 50 to 80% upon contract? The World Health Organization says that “extraordinary measures are needed to contain the virus.” I think it’s time we read between the lines and saw what this virus truly is- a potential horror that could reach us if the government and media continued implementing ignorance.