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Candid Assessment of U.S. Response to the Ebola Crisis Part I

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The alarmist nature of the American tabloids and cable news is causing anxiety and spreading fear and misinformation about the EVD. Health-?care costs and illness from the effects of the disease contribute relatively little to its economic impact, according to a World Bank report. Rather, eighty to ninety per cent of the economic effects are due to the “fear factor,” which shuts down transportation systems, including ports and airports, and keeps people away from their jobs.

Fear factor about the possible spread of Ebola Virus Diseases within America copulated with the exponential increment in official reported numbers of fatalities in Africa is causing great shift in public perception and law makers’ different responses to the situation across the board

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