Another example of fear mongering to line the pockets of the major news outlets.
Maybe our process for containing it was just fine, but was perceived lacking due to the fact that the media's escalation was devoured by the public creating foolish hysteria.
Rational vs irrational fears would probably be an interesting separate topic in the Tbox.
I think the DC sniper attacks would be a great parallel. Statistically you shouldn't have any worries, but people will change their behavior.