I'd be nervous if I lived in Dallas I guess, but I don't and really I'm quite the recluse...so no panic here. But I do feel badly for anyone who thinks that they may have had contact with Duncan, Nina or Amber. THAT is scary. JMO
I do live in Dallas, and while I'm paying really close attention, in general, I'm not nervous about personally contracting it. I haven't been around Duncan's body fluids, nor the body fluids of any other infected or exposed person's fluids. That's right now, depending on future developments, who knows.
I posted earlier that when my daughter, who had visited me the very weekend Duncan went to the ER and was sent home, got sick this week, I had a few hours of crazy. I knew I was being crazy, though, vs. being remotely rational.
I see intense interest on all this in Dallas. There is concern for all the people infected and potentially infected. There is concern for the economy, the well being of our community. I'm not connected with any Dallas specific social media, so I can't give that perspective. But I'm observing NO panic. Stores are well stocked; no one is raiding them for water and canned goods. People seem to be going about their business as usual. People are going to the State Fair, they are going out to eat at restaurants, etc. If that changes, I'll come back to note that.
I get WFAA alerts (Channel 8, Dallas) on my phone. Every time I get one, my heart stops, because I think it will be one stating that another nurse is ill. It's bound to happen. Nigeria had 20 cases before they finally got a grip on it. It's a possibility, given the numbers of caregivers involved with Mr. Duncan.
I'm praying for both nurses and all of the Presby folks who are undoubtedly nervous and going through a stressful time as they are monitored/monitored themselves.