The hysteria around Ebola in the US has died down dramatically. However, that hysteria always seemed to be in inverse proportion to the level of actual risk. The same phenomenon may be happening in coverage of Ebola in West Africa - but in the opposite direction. Since New York has been declared free of Ebola, news coverage of the entire epidemic is hard to find .. and yet, it's still the deadly disease is continuing to ravage West Africa. Let's not forget that the epidemic was never really in the US - and we need to focus attention, money, and medical efforts where it really matters: West Africa.
The Great American Ebola furor of 2014 was more or less declared over with Dr. Craig Spencer's release from a New York hospital yesterday. This happy moment followed Monday's conclusion of the 21-day monitoring period for Kaci Hickox, the nurse and Maine resident who was once quarantined against her will, ending the idea that anyone currently in America is infectious.