It is, either directly or indirectly, on the minds of millions of Americans and foreigners alike. It's not a warm and fuzzy story either; doesn't involve a sexy movie, a celebrity mishap nor a trendy Facebook feature.
It is the Ebola virus, the deadly virus in the news. And spreading too.
Two American doctors who have the illness were brought home to the US in Atlanta and that story alone has heightened the early hysteria making its rounds through traditional and social media alike. Fortunately, reasonable officials are fairly confident we here don't have too much to worry about. Nevertheless,
Michael Savage, the syndicated, SF-based national talker, had an enlightened, if occasionally chilling but informative discussion of the Ebola Virus subject matter. It helps, too, that Savage has a Phd in epidemiology from Berkeley.
Savage began the program Monday reading from his own article asking why the American doctors were returned to the US. It wasn't reactionary nor heated, very much level-headed and legitimate about an item gripping the nation. "These patients should have been treated in Africa--there was no reason to bring them back to America."
Savage skewered CDC, (Centers for Disease Control), officials: "They're not doctors--they're politicians."
It was enlightening to hear a local program tackling an issue that, frankly, most of us don't know a whole lot about. Even as one of the doctors in Atlanta stricken seems to be getting better, another patient is being tested in New York for the virus. Chilling. Precisely all the reason Savage's program on Monday was both warranted and appreciated at least from this neck of the woods.
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