The Ebola situation is now a crisis--or is it?
Frankly, I think I speak for a lot of people: we have heard and seen a lot but are we in panic-mode?
Yes, to some degree.
Even the people who cover this story are not immune to freaking out a bit, and the latest news will only add to the anxiety.
This much is certain: as a news story, Ebola has turned from mild in-thought-process into the general conversation of the day. And that's normal given the spate of news and potential news on the horizon.
Bay Area news outlets have provided basic coverage --most of it from network field reports. And the few local radio talk shows here have pretty much ignored it. Inevitably, an Ebola case is sure to break out here. I don't know for a fact of course but given the nature of the disease, again, it's inevitable.
How will it be covered? Are local outlets prepared to give us the information and coverage we desire? Time will tell. This is all very slightly unnerving at this point.
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