Ebola has arrived in the U.S. and for the past few weeks, ever since Thomas Duncan was admitted to that Dallas hospital, we’ve been barraged with increasingly histrionic, 24-hour Ebola coverage. As more people become infected, a sense of unease intensifies. The media is slobbering all over this one, accentuating each report with pictures of people in hazmat suits and the little graphic of the virus under microscope. It’s creepy for sure. But should we be alarmed? I have no clue. I only know that I’m choosing not to. Here are ten ideas of things to do instead of worrying about Ebola.
Still worried? Just stop it. As my sister always says, it’s never the thing you’re worried about that gets you. The guy who is terrified of getting cancer ends up choking on a piece of steak. So, if you’re obsessing about Ebola, you may inadvertently be increasing your chances of getting hit by a bus. Conversely, if you’re occupied with plans for your new vegetable garden, the love of your life may suddenly sashay into the picture, Chew on that. But don’t worry about Ebola.