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Shep Smith properly lays out the facts on Ebola in the US.

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  • Center Left
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    So, after numerous incidents of on-air talent at Fox News calling CDC "propagandists" and saying "I don't trust" the CDC" and how there has been a rush to politicize the first few cases of Ebola in the US, Shepard Smith delivers the real facts and does so amazingly.

    "We do not have an outbreak of Ebola in the United States, nowhere... There is no information to suggest that the virus has spread to anyone in the general population in America... Suggestions have been made publicly that leaders and medical professionals may be lying to us. Those suggestions are completely without basis in fact." ~Shepard Smith

    As of 10/16; that is pretty much the situation. You have nothing to fear unless a medical professional has contacted you and informed you that you are at risk.

    I'm curious what kind of emails Smith got from his superiors after airing that. A calm, rational, unpoliticized assessment of a very serious situation. As terrible as Fox News typical is. I do believe in giving credit where credit is due. Well done Shep.
  • Center Left
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    Shep of all people, huh? Interesting. He's right of course, and probably got yelled at on the commercial break for it. "You're supposed to be scaring people Shep! That's what we do here. You want to be reasonable and rational? Then go work for NPR."
  • Liberal
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    To me common sense dictates that if we are unable to cure any virus.then ultimately we don't know enough about them to accurately predict what they will do and to what degree the virus can be transmitted to another person. In the end doctors are assuming based on the current data. It is only a matter of how many people will be affected. Viruses have been around a very long time and can change at any moment... People. Should realize that these idiots are smoooozing us in order to calm the masses....they are attempting to politicize diseases now. even if 95 percent accurate. ..there's still a 5 percent unknown.
  • Center Left
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote: To me common sense dictates that if we are unable to cure any virus.then ultimately we don't know enough about them to accurately predict what they will do and to what degree the virus can be transmitted to another person. In the end doctors are assuming based on the current data. It is only a matter of how many people will be affected. Viruses have been around a very long time and can change at any moment... People. Should realize that these idiots are smoooozing us in order to calm the masses....they are attempting to politicize diseases now. even if 95 percent accurate. ..there's still a 5 percent unknown.
    Pretty good policy, but we should never assume that we know everything about anything. Always assume there is more to learn.
  • Liberal
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    Which is exactly why I haven't heard anyone say "we don't know". The virus spread somehow and we know that hospitals really don't run as they should...but they should at least consider a travel ban...look what Belize did. Doesn't seem unreasonable when you cant seem to get a handle on it...