Ebola kills most people who contract it, there’s no known cure, and it’s spreading in western Africa. So when two American aid workers infected with the virus were returned to the US for treatment, it was major news. But some of the coverage veered dangerously close to fear-mongering.
Adam Reilly is a reporter for WGBH News.
Jon Keller is a political analyst for WBZ.
Susie Banikarim is a Nieman Foundation fellow.