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Robert B. Reich
Robert B. Reich: Getting a grip on Ebola
Robert B. Reich: Getting a grip on Ebola

We have to get a grip. Ebola is not a crisis in the United States. One person has died and two people are infected with his body fluids. The real crisis is the hysteria over Ebola that's being fed by media outlets seeking sensationalism and politicians posturing for the midterm elections. That hysteria is causing us to lose our heads. Parents have pulled their children out of a middle school in Mississippi after learning the school's principal had traveled to Zambia. Zambia happens to be in Africa, but it has not even had a single case of Ebola. A teacher at an elementary school in Maine has been placed on paid leave because parents were...