Analysis Of Elizabeth Cohen's Ebola In The Air

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People everywhere have been victims of an article that has a title that says one thing, but means another. Some news media are perpetrators of using scare tactics in order to get their audience hooked into the article, but then the actual content is different from what the title is. In Elizabeth Cohen’s (2014) article, “Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen,” Cohen uses outside sources to show the fear that Ebola could become airborne, but she does not have the facts to back up that Ebola becoming airborne is possible; also in the article, “Bras shown to cause cancer”, written by Sheryl Walters (2009) she uses statistics and outside sources, but does not have enough information to push the fact that bras can cause breast cancer which…show more content…
The article, “Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen” by Elizabeth Cohen (2014) states that doctors are worried about the possibility that Ebola can become airborne. She uses outside source, Dr. Michael Osterholm who states that (Ebola becoming airborne), “it’s the single greatest concern I’ve had in my 40-year public health career” (Cohen, 2014, para.3). The thing about this though is that this is not an actual fact, it is just a fear of a doctor. Cohen has no facts or statistics to back up her claim, it is literally just a fear that people have acquired. Even though there has been cases of viruses mutating; it has never been so severe to the point of where a virus that is spread through body fluids, could become airborne (Cohen, 2014). The title of the article relates well to the article but…show more content…
Walters uses outside sources in the form of researchers who did research on the indigenous people of countries like New Zealand and Australia, who do not wear bras (Walters, 2009, para.6). She uses statistics like, “3 out of 4 women who wore their bras 24 hours per day developed breast cancer” (Walters, 2009, para.5). It then gets compared to that of the indigenous people who do not wear bras and have little to no breast cancer. This article reports the fact there might be a tie between women who wear bras and the development of breast cancer compared to the women who do not (Walters, 2009). The problem with this argument is the fact that Walters uses the word ‘possibility’, being that even though they ran an experiment on it, there isn’t really any actual details to back her up. I do not think that we can automatically link bras to breast cancer if women who do not wear bras still have a chance of getting breast cancer and that it might all just be a coincidence. All she has is an experiment to back her up, and yet we do not even have a lot of details about this experiment so there is not much to go off of. Also, according to another article about the same experiment, it is stated that, “the results of this study are compelling, even considering that it was not a ‘controlled study’ for other risk factors” (Reed, n.d.

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