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Fearbola: Analyst Says Many Suffer From Worry of US Ebola Outbreak

By    |   Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 06:46 PM

Americans are suffering from "Fearbola," a "hyper-contagious disease that affects the brain, making sufferers fear a widespread Ebola outbreak in the United States," according to CNN’s Mel Robbins.

Citing a Washington Post-ABC News poll that found two-thirds of Americans are worried about an Ebola outbreak and think the U.S. isn’t doing enough to make sure that doesn’t happen, Robbins talked about how Fearbola is spread.

“Fearbola is an airborne disease that spreads through conversation, entering your brain through your ears. Fearbola is so contagious that some victims have contracted it by simply seeing images and videos about Ebola,” Robbins wrote. “Once inside your body, Fearbola attacks the part of the brain responsible for rational thinking.”

Giving examples of Fearbola at work, Robbins pointed to Navarro College outside of Dallas. The Daily Beast reported the school is not accepting international students from countries that have confirmed cases of Ebola.

It would be like other schools refusing to take students from Texas, which has had a confirmed Ebola case, Robbins said on CNN.

And she wasn’t immune to Fearbola herself, Robbins admitted. She almost caught it from a friend who talked about being sneezed on.

“That was all it took to contract Fearbola," Robbins wrote. "Suddenly, I felt the urge to Google ‘how far does a sneeze travel?’ (It's 200 feet, by the way.)"

But, she said, people are fearing the wrong disease. The flu kills a lot more people every year than Ebola does (in the United States, anyway). The numbers back up the rationality of being more concerned about flu than Ebola — the Centers for Disease Control reports that flu kills somewhere between 3,500 and 49,000 people every year.

“We cannot allow Fearbola to take over America because the world needs our help,” Robbins wrote. “We need to think rationally, and we need to think globally.”

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