The great American Ebola freakout of 2014 seems to be over. The disease is still ravaging Africa, and as with any epidemic, there’s always a risk of a renewed outbreak. But there haven’t been any new U.S. cases for a while, and popular anxiety is fading fast.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/17/opinion/paul-krugman-when-government-succeeds.html