(NBC NEWS) So why the disconnect? Well, it might be our fault. Us, as in the news media, and the entertainment media. And, experts argue, people are not really responding illogically at all.
“Guess what? Maggie Fox has been doing lots of stories about Ebola,” says Massachusetts-based risk perception consultant David Ropeik. “So it’s available to peoples’ awareness.”
It’s better than watching a zombie movie, says New York based risk communication expert Jody Lanard. It’s frightening and it’s real.
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