Heber Taylor, the editor of the local paper, writes in this editorial that the discussion about Ebola and the capabilities of UTMB’s capacity for treating patients who have been infected is interesting and ought to be encouraged. “Like HIV, Ebola is not an airborne disease. The medical infrastructure here might be capable of providing care with no significant risk to health care workers or to the general public. That discussion is already happening at the university — and the public should support that. Human beings travel the world routinely. Sooner or later, someone is going to show up at the emergency room who has been infected. It’s better to plan for that day than to try to pretend it will never come.” [Note: Subscription required. Contact UTMB Media Relations for details.]