Nurse at first US hospital to treat American Ebola victims: Everyone STFU and chill

An ambulance arrives with an Ebola victim at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (WSB-TV Atlanta)


An ambulance arrives with an Ebola victim at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (WSB-TV Atlanta)

A second American with Ebola has arrived at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital from West Africa.

The first patient arrived last weekend. The head nurse has a few things to say to everyone freaked out that Ebola is going to kill everyone in America.

Both [patients] were greeted by a team of highly trained physicians and nurses, a specialized isolation unit, extensive media coverage, and a storm of public reaction. People responded viscerally on social media, fearing that we risked spreading Ebola to the United States.

Those fears are unfounded and reflect a lack of knowledge about Ebola and our ability to safely manage and contain it.

I’m the head nurse at Emory. This is why we wanted to bring the Ebola patients to the U.S. [WaPo]