Friday, 26 September 2014

Consumer Alert: "Ebola Vaccine Only Works on White People" is a lie

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. You certainly shouldn't believe things that are clearly unbelievable.

Several people have posted and reposted a story entitled "Ebola Vaccine Only Works on White People".

Let me state this very clearly.


It's a hoax. CDC, the Center for Disease Control have made no such statement and nor would they. In fact the story comes from a supposedly "satirical" and "humorous" story from a site called "The News Nerd".

This "Story" is dangerous and it's not funny. Ebola is too serious an issue to make stupid jokes about. Certainly not jokes like this.

Unfortunately the newspapers are repeating it which is also dangerous. Please do not spread the story. Instead please correct it every time you see it.

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