Which isn’t to say you shouldn’t be prepared for an Ebola outbreak (or hurricane or earthquake or other disaster). There are reasonable steps to take, like not going near ebola-infected people or countries. Not touching dead or sick people. For those of us that aren’t medical professionals, it shouldn’t be too hard to stay safe. This is not the same thing as panicking.
Also, I notice how two of the three people in the US that have ebola have acted contrary to public interest. Now, there are plenty of other people in America that were in West Africa and haven’t been incredibly stupid. But so far, they don’t have ebola. I don’t like saying it, but the government needs to implement some sort of control over the movements of those that have a reasonable chance of being infected.