We should prepare for Ebola

August 23, 2014

I am outraged by the fact that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is telling people in the United States not to fear the Ebola outbreak in Africa. People feel as though we should not fear or prepare for the outbreak to come over to American soil because the CDC says that it most likely will not be transported here.

The CDC is not taking into account that if the Ebola outbreak crosses the ocean, we will not know what to do and will most likely go into a state of panic because we have been told not to fear an outbreak. If we are not worried about an outbreak, we will not be prepared to handle it if it happens and or know how to react. The fact that the CDC is comparing this epidemic to AIDS and other diseases is preposterous. This is a completely different disease and we need to be worried about how we are going to control it if it does arrive here.

Alisha Booker



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