Ebola and the Anxious Mind

November 4, 2014 2:28 PM

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Ebola and the Anxious Mind

Google "can I get Ebola" and many questions immediately arise: "Can I get Ebola from a bowling ball?" "Can I get Ebola from shaking hands?" "Can I get Ebola from mosquitoes?" and the queries go on and on.

If you read the expert responses to these questions, they all say "it is extremely unlikely" somewhere in the text. Why aren't the words "extremely unlikely" reassuring enough? Why can't you breathe a sigh of relief knowing there's only a teeny tiny chance of a negative outcome? Because for those li...

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