Editorial Board

Containing Ebola, and Ebola Panic

The trouble with panic over Ebola is that it leads to overreaction. 
This woman is helping an Ebola patient, not panicking.

The Ebola virus may be easier to handle in the U.S. than the Ebola panic. The first case of an Ebola victim traveling to the U.S. has not been handled perfectly, but the U.S. health-care system is well-poised to keep the disease under control. Now the U.S. political system has to work with health officials to help ease panic about the virus.

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