Anyone Remember Ebola?


Remember when Ebola was being carried across the border by ISIS terrorists and/or possibly immigrant children? Remember when nurse Kaci Hickox was going to sicken all of New Jersey and Maine?

As of today there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States.

After 19 days of treatment, Dr. Craig Spencer no longer has the Ebola virus and will be discharged from the hospital Tuesday, according to The New York Times. The number of Ebola cases in the United States now stands at zero. [...]

Spencer, 33, the only patient currently hospitalized for Ebola in the United States, contracted the disease while caring for patients in Guinea — one of three West African countries significantly affected by the Ebola outbreak — with Doctors Without Borders.

Dr. Craig Spencer was discharged this morning.

American hysteria over Ebola is worthy of all the snark, but we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that Ebola is still a problem in West Africa. A real problem. Not the made-up kind of problem we saw here in the US.

Ebola never was a serious threat to the United States, but you wouldn’t know it judging by our cable news coverage, campaign ads, and masked airline passengers.

The White House kept its eye on the ball and deployed resources to West Africa to face the real problem. The White House has also asked for more funding to fight the outbreak, but I have zero expectation that Congress will approve it.