Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY) asks the question:
“Has the media coverage to so far been helpful
or harmful in your efforts to have the public
have an appropriate concern and awareness
what the situation is?”
News writers and television news anchors have taken what is essentially a West African epidemic and, to generate greater profits, marketed it as an American crisis ready to happen, irresponsibly exploiting America’s Ebola fears. All because the first Ebola patient died, and two of the nurses who treated him were tested positive for Ebola.