With news that a second nurse in Dallas contracted the Ebola virus before boarding a commercial flight, the national media's panic attack has kicked up another gear, leading to a fair amount of hyperventilation on outlets like Fox News.
But Fox News anchor Shep Smith is a welcome exception. He told viewers today that they "should have no concerns about Ebola at all," citing the fact that only those who had been in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan at the height of his illness had come down with the disease.
"Fear not," Smith continues. "Do not listen to the hysterical voices on the radio and the television."
"Best advice to you and your family at this moment?" he concludes. "Get a flu shot."
Watch and learn. --Ryu Spaeth