OK, where exactly is Ebola in Africa?
So it’s in that sliver of continent in the west. Click to enlarge in case you want to make it bigger and scarier.
Now, how big is Africa in relation to, let’s say, the rest of the world? (click to enlarge).
So, just saying, it looks like Ebola is in a very small area. And maybe if someone lives in the eastern, or southern or anywhere else in the continent, the thought that everyone in Africa has Ebola is kind of absurd.
But we Americans, as usual, are in major freak out mode. Remember, according to Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, the terrorist group ISIS is sending Ebola contaminated militants through the Mexican border.
Now, how many people in the United States have died of Ebola? Ever.
And what’s the average number of people in the United States who die of the flu each year?
“Influenza season is something that we’re coming into. Every year, depending on the severity of the flu season, we lose 3,000 to 49,000 individuals to flu-related illness.”
So shouldn’t people like Republican governors Chris Christie in New Jersey and Paul LePage in Maine be losing their shit over the flu and not worrying about nurses who come from Africa with no Ebola symptoms?