Borowitz Report pokes fun at the ignorance of fear-bola #ebola


Andy Borowitz once again has CauseScience laughing hysterically with a new Borowitz Report about a ‘study’ showing that fear-bola is most common amongst people that didn’t pay attention in science and math class. The post is a terrific commentary about the ignorance of many Americans about the actual risk of being infected with ebola, which is extremely low.

According to the study, those whose minds were elsewhere while being taught certain concepts, like what a virus is and numbers, are at a significantly greater risk of being afraid of catching Ebola than people who were paying even scant attention.

For example, when a participant of the study was told that he had a one-in-thirteen-million chance of contracting the virus, his response was, “Whoa. Thirteen million is a really big number. That is totally scary.”

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