Hofstra University Students React to the Ebola Outbreak
By Neil A. Carousso
Hempstead, NY — Since the inception of the Ebola outbreak, people have grown increasingly concerned. The first man to have Ebola in the United States, Thomas Eric Duncan, died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on October 8, 2014. However, this past week, a health care worker, who took care of Duncan, has improved and Ashoka Mukpo, the freelance cameraman, who contracted the virus on assignment for NBC, is now Ebola free.
“It’s scary. I’m nervous,” Brianna Borresen, graduate student at Hofstra University and assistant news director of WRHU-FM, Hofstra’s Marconi award-winning student-operated radio station, said.
“Those countries that are dealing with [Ebola], are already dealing with poverty on top of it,” Dan Savarino, senior at Hofstra said.
“We can handle these medical emergencies [in the United States] very well,” Sean Bates, a sophomore remarked, adding, “We have the resources to handle an outbreak and make sure it doesn’t spread too far.”