“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, October 13, 2014

Media hysteria, not facts, drive the Ebola scare

So jumping on the Ebola-hysteria bandwagon, the World Health Organization is calling the current Ebola outbreak, accounting for only 4,000 deaths in Africa, 1 death in the US(but contracted in Africa) and 1 current case in the US, "the modern era's worst health emergency".
Really? Really?
The flu kills between 3,000 and 50,000 people every year,
30,000 die of yellow fever, 200,000 a year die from measles. Indeed, the list of pathogenic, vector-borne and human-to-human infectious diseases is long and far more distinguished than Ebola. 
I seriously doubt Ebola will go down in history as our worst health emergency, but it might be the moment in history when we recognized our hysteria-driven media for the fear-mongering outfits they are.