The Ebola disease has many of us living with the beginnings of paranoia. Tell me you haven't gone over the threat of this disease in your mind. Yesterday I was in Bed Bath and Beyond picking up something and when I went to pay I became acutely aware of the horrible cold...or something...the checkout clerk was suffering from. We're hearing so much about Ebola and it's symptoms that I had more than a little uneasiness going home. What's going to happen when the real flu season hits? Will we be constantly wondering if a sick person had any possible contact with someone with Ebola? Checking our pulses...so to speak.
It doesn't help that health care workers who were all hazmatted up are starting to come down with it or that there hasn't been a real study done on this illness. No one seems able to say anything with any assurance. And, the American doctor who was cured of the disease has been giving blood for the newer cases. But he can't keep this up for everyone who comes down with it or his own blood supply will be gone.
It's a muddle of a time we're living in.