Ebola Not First Illness to Cause Panic
Stamford Advocate (Oct. 26): “Ebola Not First Illness to Cause Panic"
Summer McGee, UNH associate professor and program director for health care administration says every few years, a new illness pops up and strikes fear into the hearts of Americans. Sometimes, the fears are valid, as they were over HIV/AIDS, which has killed millions of people globally. And sometimes an illness sparks a panic, but ultimately claims few victims -- as was the case with severe acute respiratory syndrome (commonly called SARS). McGee said it's still too soon to know where on this scale of panic Ebola will ultimately fall, but decisions being made now by government and health officials play a huge role in the outcome.