In Dallas, Texas, the U.S. is treating its first case of Ebola. Here is the coverage in The Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) (The photo on the left in not of the actual patient.)
The powers-that-be explain through the media that the situation is under control We hope so. But now, you bet, we are totally focused on picking up out there the classic signs of Ebola. If they are there, we will shield ourselves from any transmission of bodily fluids. And run like hell.
We did the same thing when the AIDS epidemic was raging. We told our relatives in the medical profession to be careful. We were alert to loss of weight and lesions among men we knew. Those who had AIDS and those who were vulnerable to getting it were increasingly isolated.
So too will the family members and associates of this Dallas victim with Ebola. Applying the term "terror" to the mindset in the U.S. would be an understatement.