It's not like Cleveland is the only place on the planet crawling with do-gooders bent on introducing new menaces to their homelands. Will Pooley is returning to Sierra Leone after having recovered from Ebola once. “I’m excited to get back out there. I want to get back to work,” he says in noble crusader-ese. He's also appalled by the "luxurious cruise ship moving past life-raft survivors" indifference of the West to the non-sensationalist scourges in Africa, commenting that 70 times more people have died from malaria this year than Ebola.Bill Wiltrack wrote:Philosophically...how should I react? Ebola may now be in the city where I live. Should I panic? Should I prepare to panic?
So there, relax. Take it from an uber-principled, self-sacrificing individual like Will Pooley that there are far more malignant agencies for globally distributed Anglophones and the Euro folk to either fear or practice distant apathy about concerning their victims. It doesn't spread as easily as avian flu. Ebola also doesn't make a good STD. Not much time during the still-healthy phase to exchange body fluids with either the local street gals or the bears who hang out at that odd Sports Bar on the corner whose restrooms are adorned by penis-diameter apertures in the walls.
Should I just ignore the explosion of media and realize that the fear of Ebola is no more real than the fear of death?
Media frenzies are just opportunistic capitalism at its finest. Journalists and talk-show hosts have to pay for their Ferrari, Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin, or Koenigsegg like everyone else.