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Ebola is an extremely deadly disease that has put America on edge since the discovery of two cases in Dallas, one that unfortunately proved fatal. Cable news continues to give 24-hour wall-to-wall coverage about what this disease might mean for you, your family and all Americans.

What can we do to protect ourselves? Is the government doing enough? Why do so many mistakes keep happening?

Will WE catch Ebola?

On Wednesday, Fox News Shepard Smith told everyone to calm down–and essentially destroyed all the fearmongering with this sharp, four minute monologue:

Unless a medical professional has contacted you personally and told you of some sort of possible exposure, fear not… Do not listen to the hysterical voices on the radio and the television or read the fear-provoking words online. The people who say and write hysterical things are being very irresponsible…

Smith added, “We do not have an outbreak of Ebola in the United States. Nowhere. We do have two health-care workers who contracted the disease from a dying man. They are isolated. There is no information to suggest that the virus has spread to anyone in the general population in America — not one person in the general population in the United States.”

(h/t Vox)

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