‘Vox readers need to panic’: Here was Vox’s Ebola prediction three weeks ago

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Neither a lengthy press conference Tuesday by CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden nor a “FACT” tweet from the White House has managed to halt the outbreak of #EbolaPanicSelfies, but the expert Voxsplainers at Vox.com are determined to placate the American public by any means necessary — even via a patronizing quiz.

There’s no reason for Americans to panic about Ebola: http://t.co/j0gH8yfg6E pic.twitter.com/7P35NowWJx

— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 30, 2014

No worries, then? As @JimmyPrinceton reminds us via retweet, it was just three weeks ago that the folks at Vox said there was no need to panic about Ebola coming to the United States, either.

Ebola has up to an 18% chance of coming to America. Here's why you don't need to panic. http://t.co/I7QsRoYHzT pic.twitter.com/73zanOwsjv

— Vox (@voxdotcom) September 7, 2014

Can anyone give us a real reason not to panic?

Vox has only a 11.306% chance of surviving another 2 years. Here's why you don't need to panic.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 1, 2014

Time for an update?

@voxdotcom @iowahawkblog is that at not counting the case right now?

— Brettzky (@Longtabsigo) October 1, 2014

@voxdotcom @iowahawkblog a little more than 18% now, don't you think?

— Duane Helton (@dewey9er) October 1, 2014

@voxdotcom @iowahawkblog Well if VOX says it, it must be true. I'll sleep so much better now. LOL Like people going to Jon Stewart for news.

— Jdog (@jschau11) October 1, 2014

@voxdotcom @instapundit in other words, they were as right on this as they are on damn near everything else they report on. #GotIt

— Jonathan Sabin (@jonathanwsabin) October 1, 2014

@voxdotcom @iowahawkblog Looks like it's 100% certain now, idiots.

— Jon C. Marshall (@jcmarshall1) October 1, 2014

@voxdotcom @Gormogons so…panic?

— SarahLee (@sarailola) October 1, 2014

@voxdotcom @iowahawkblog Maybe Vox doesn't consider Dallas part of America.

— John Gort (@JohnGort) October 1, 2014

@voxdotcom @iowahawkblog Vox has a negative 85% chance of being right about anything

— Chris Hudson (@concretevol) October 1, 2014

Given Vox's track record of being wrong, it's probably time to panic. MT @mattyglesias: There’s no reason for Americans to panic about Ebola

— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 30, 2014

I really wasn't that concerned about Ebola until I saw that Vox was telling people not to worry.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 30, 2014

Incoming Vox Headline: How Ebola will strengthen the economy

— eric (@eriContrarian) September 30, 2014

You can only get Ebola from swallowing shit. Why Vox readers need to panic.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 1, 2014

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