It can seem callous but humor is the great American defense mechanism. There’s probably some complicated psychological explanation but a lot of people cope with stress and fear by laughing at what they’re afraid of. Clearly Ebola is on people’s minds. In the age of social media, the reaction plays out with memes and pop culture references.

Editor’s note: This post was updated to include additional tweets.



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