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6 ways to avoid being stupid about Ebola
6 ways to avoid being stupid about Ebola

Ebola fever in the United States -- the social, not the medical, phenomenon -- is moving toward a climax. Nearly two-thirds of respondents in a fresh Washington Post-ABC News poll said they're "concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic in the United States," which has to be something of a high-water mark in baseless public panic.  Much of the public concern is being stoked by misinformation spread by official, quasi-official, and not-remotely-official sources. The TV cable channels are doing their part to stir up alarm, treating Ebola developments with the same gravity with which they report on a freeway car chase. As a public service, here's a brief guide to...

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