Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Viruses and racism

Panic and Scapegoats

Photo by CDC on Unsplash

Remember the Ebola scare? I do. I had a co-worker who was freaked out and sure she was going to get it. We worked in a small town in South Carolina. The likelihood of someone in our circle getting it was pretty small. That didn’t stop her from washing her hands 20 times a day and taking her temperature every hour.

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Shefali O'Hara

Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, writer, engineer. BSEE from MIT, MSEE, and MA in history. Love nature, animals, books, art, and interesting discussions.