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Glad to see someone in the media tell the truth about Ebola, and cut through all the fearmongering.

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Ebola is a very scary disease with horrifying symptoms, but it poses very little risk to the US.

Despite that, the conversation surrounding the disease has become exceptionally heated in recent days. Republicans have accused the Obama administration of mishandling the outbreak. Democrats have blamed the disease's spread on Republican-backed budget cuts. Politicians from both parties have called for a travel ban for flights in and out of Ebola-stricken countries. Media outlets have run stories that suggest, with little scientific basis, the disease could go airborne. The public is also calling on the government to do more.

On Wednesday, Fox News' Shepard Smith said everyone needs to calm down.

"Unless a medical professional has contacted you personally and told you of some sort of possible exposure, fear not," Smith said. "Do not listen to the hysterical voices on the radio and the television or read the fear-provoking words online. The people who say and write hysterical things are being very irresponsible."

He later added, "We do not have an outbreak of Ebola in the United States. Nowhere. We do have two health-care workers who contracted the disease from a dying man. They are isolated. There is no information to suggest that the virus has spread to anyone in the general population in America — not one person in the general population in the United States."

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I noticed on the comments at youtube, pretty friendly back and forth with a few exceptions of course. Even liberals are sharing this video and saying things like

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I saw this earlier today and actually posted on my FB feed. It is saying something when someone on Fox is actually speaking with reason. Some of my friends wondered how quickly he will be fired, LOL!
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It feels very weird to be posting a video from +Fox News and encouraging everyone to watch it. I'm not sure if I'm in the Twilight Zone or what the hell is going on. But I do know this: if you know anyone that is freaking out over the whole Ebola thing, sit them down and force them to watch this video. If they're still arguing after that, make them watch it again. This is about as period point blank about the insanity of the Ebola scare in this country that one could ask for. Just still surprised about the source!
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Hey, when a guy is right you have to give him credit.

The fear of Ebola is getting way too over-the-top. My Facebook feed is more infected than the nation.
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The fear of Ebola is getting way too over-the-top.
You mean the helicopter following the ambulance with the first infected nurse inside as it drives to the airport while a journalist gives a play-by-play description is over the top?

Malaysian Air seems like such a long time ago.
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