There is so much information out there today about Ebola, and most news outlets seem to be choosing to hype it up and instill fear.
On the other hand, there are people saying that there are many other things to worry about more and that Ebola is a minor problem. The truth falls somewhere in the middle.
It would be unfair and inhumane to minimize the Ebola Epidemic especially considering how many people have lost loved ones to this awful disease.
At the same time, focusing too much attention on this problem and obsessively watching the news for updates doesn't do anyone any good at all and can arguably be bad for your health.
For me, I decided to find a way to donate money to the cause and refocus my attention right here at home where I can make a bigger difference in the day to day lives of my patients and the people around me. There is a way to stay informed without allowing the news to dominate our thoughts.
What we put our attention on grows, so let's choose to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.
If you are interested in donating money, I used Unicef as it is a tried and trusted charity.