An outbreak of a new “disease” known as “Fearbola” has made its way to U.S. shores, argues one news host and CNN contributor. Mel Robbins’ tongue-in-cheek comments are going viral after she spoke this week about the rising American fear of Ebola, referring to the anxiety surrounding many in the public hearing about the reported outbreak. News Max provides the details regarding this social figure’s satirical remarks regarding the sweeping sickness craze this Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Ebola is no laughing matter, but for Mel Robbins, the exacerbating public fears regarding the “Fearbola” outbreak have become a little too flaunted in the news. The news host, author, and CNN contributor defined a new illness known as “Fearbola” this week, calling it nothing less than a “hyper-contagious disease that affects the brain, making sufferers fear a widespread Ebola outbreak in the United States.”
The evidence to support Robbins’ claim that fears of catching Ebola have become a serious issue among general Americans? According to a recent ABC News and Washington Post affiliated poll conducted earlier this month, over 66 percent of Americans are currently concerned about a possible Ebola outbreak in the U.S., and are under the impression that our nation is not taking enough precautions to ensure the public’s safety. In response, Robbins offered her insight into the evolution from Ebola to Fearbola hitting U.S. ground:
“Fearbola is an airborne disease that spreads through conversation, entering your brain through your ears. Fearbola is so contagious that some victims have contracted it by simply seeing images and videos about Ebola,” the news commentator mentioned. “Once inside your body, Fearbola attacks the part of the brain responsible for rational thinking.”
Much as if she had composed an essay, notes This Day Live News, Mel Robbins even offered some examples substantiating her argument. She referred to Texas’ own Navarro College, which was reported this October to have stopped admitting international students from any countries that have been confirmed to have Ebola cases within its territory. She compared that to various other educational institutions across the U.S. or even the world not accepting Texas students because the state had its own Ebola victim.
The news host and contributor wasn’t saying that her immune system was completely safe from the Fearbola outbreak, either. Apparently, a close acquaintance had almost given her the disease after sneezing nearby her, making her hold some fears for a time, too.
“That was all it took to contract Fearbola,” concluded Robbins. “Suddenly, I felt the urge to Google ‘how far does a sneeze travel?’ (It’s 200 feet, by the way.) … We cannot allow Fearbola to take over America because the world needs our help,” Robbins wrote. “We need to think rationally, and we need to think globally.”
It’s much more important, she noted, for Americans to not be suffering from media fears but instead educate themselves on proven facts. She said that a much more serious disease would be the flu, which is known to actually kill far more people in the U.S. every single year than Ebola alone. Her ultimate message seems to be for people to take care not to be swept away by the sickness craze, including the looming “threat” of Fearbola. What do you think, readers? Do you agree with Robbins’ comments? Has Fearbola developed from irrational Ebola fears, or are Americans in the right in believing that our country is not adequately preparing for this health threat?