The current Ebola outbreak has killed almost 5,000 people, and public health officials are struggling to contain the deadly virus, both in Africa and here in the U.S., where four cases have been diagnosed. But lately, the media has been enthralled by a Maine nurse telling some of those officials to get lost.


Dan Kennedy teaches journalism at Northeastern University.

Callie Crossley hosts WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Margery Eagan co-hosts WGBH News' Boston Public Radio.

Adam Reilly is a reporter for WGBH News.