According to a new poll conducted by Harvard researchers, about 40 percent of Americans are anticipating an Ebola outbreak on U.S. soil within the next 12 months. And about 25 percent report that they’re concerned someone in their immediate family will catch it. Those beliefs are likely fueled by the fact that two thirds of the people surveyed said they believe Ebola can be “easily” transmitted from infected people.
I assume we can thank fearmongers who blew a gasket when Americans infected with Ebola were brought home for treatment for at least some of these numbers.
The good news is it’s doubtful anyone in the current administration will recommend that you protect yourself with plastic sheeting and duct tape.