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How worried should Americans be about Ebola?

How worried should Americans be about Ebola? Not much, says Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, bioethicist, brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and author of a controversial essay in the Atlantic about his decision to avoid life-extending healthcare after he turns 75. After discussing his essay for the PBS NewsHour broadcast, Judy Woodruff asked Dr. Emanuel about the current Ebola situation, and if Americans should be worried for their own safety.

Dr. Emanuel cites the strong health care infrastrure in the United States, and the fact that Nigeria, which is far less prepared to fight infectious disease, has been able to contain the disease, as evidence that an outbreak in the U.S. is extremely unlikely.

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