Of course Ebola has landed in New York City—everything major does, sooner rather than later. Frankly, I’m wondering why it took so long.
If everyone behaved like Spencer, the politicians could all stop yelling about travel bans. If the rest of the country responded like New York, cable news could immediately return to 24-7 coverage of the midterm elections.
And how is New York reacting to all of this?
That last one isn’t even thinkable. Those subway lines are the vital circulatory system for Manhattan’s skyscrapers. Lose the trains, even briefly, the city begins to wither and die.
“We want to state at the outset there is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said calmly last night, and just about everyone seemed to believe him. After crack, AIDS, and 9/11, what other choice do we have?