n. An unwarranted and overblown fear of the Ebola virus.
When I wrote a few weeks ago about "Ebolanoia" and the ways the media has been fanning its flames, I suggested that the scary headlines and fear-mongering has been cooling off. I spoke too soon.
The Ebola epidemic in Africa looks likely to continue for months more. Despite calls for closing the borders and for cancelling flights that don’t exist, the possibility remains that another traveler such as Duncan may make it to the United States, either covertly or innocently as Duncan seems to have done. … Politically and economically, the country can’t really afford a second wave of panic like this first one. Let’s try to keep Ebolanoia under control.
I live in Atlanta. I do not have Ebolanoia.