I won’t go in depth in this post about the severity of the Ebola outbreak.
It’s all over the news.
What is disturbing me is not the U.S. cases of Ebola, but the shift of focus in media coverage.
Our nation has been enveloped in a cloud of paranoia, blinding us of the realities. African communities in the U.S. are being shunned, sent home from work, stigmatized. Groups of people are stock-piling face masks, preparing for an end of all ends. Calls to cease flights in and out of the affected countries are gaining more traction. And all the while, people continue to die in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
Let us not forget the reality of the on-going outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.
Let us step up to help end the suffering of humans, because we are humans and that is what we do.
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