Today’s pictures from New York City depict thousands of people wearing white masks to protect themselves against Ebola. It appears that a doctor who was working in west Africa returned and has been preliminarily diagnosed with Ebola. I recall in 1938 the famous “Martian threat” that sent thousands of New Yorkers fleeing for their lives. A radio broadcast came across as presenting a real Martian invasion in New Jersey. Naturally, the thousands headed across the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey. Today, if one seeks to frighten Americans just say the magic word, EBOLA. We have become a nation of frightened people who lack the courage to confront danger with calmness. Actually, there is NO danger from Ebola in America. To reassure my fellow American:
1. If someone coughs, you will not get Ebola.
2. If someone sneezes, you will not get Ebola.
3. If someone touches your sleeve, you will not get Ebola.
4. If someone sits next to you on the subway, you will not get Ebola.
Allow medical staff to treat the doctor and stop this panic reaction.
Please remember this advice comes from DOCTOR Fred Stopsky. OK, so my DOCTOR title has to do with Education, big deal, I am still a Doctor with as much experience in medicine as those yelling on Fox News!