Fox News anchor Shepard Smith used several minutes of his show Wednesday to calm the Ebola fears of people who listen to the “hysterical voices on the radio and the television or read the fear-provoking words online.”“We do not have an outbreak of Ebola in the United States. Nowhere.” – Shepard Smith
“We do have two healthcare workers who contracted the disease from a dying man. They are isolated. There is no information to suggest that the virus has spread to anyone in the general population in America. Not one person in the general population in the United States.”Smith said should the situation change, his reporting on the situation would change. He also injected the notion that politics has played a role in the way Ebola has been handled in this country.
“With midterm elections coming, the party in charge needs to appear to be effectively leading,” he said. “The party out of power needs to show that there is a lack of leadership.”Does Smith’s message ease your fears or are you still concerned about what’s happening with Ebola?
I’ve been pretty silent about the Ebola tragedy. My heart goes out to the two nurses and their families, I cannot imagine how scary their lives are right now. As a fellow nurse, that reality is a lil’ too close to the vest.
I had planned on posting some thoughts about the festering hysteria out in the media, but the above video summed it up pretty well for me.
Maybe I’ll still post something tomorrow. Maybe I won’t. Either way, it would be a good idea to arm yourself properly… which means educate yourself. Don’t just imbibe the viral information shared on the internet.