So the great freak-out about Ebola in the US has now subsided with the last person who had the disease, the doctor in New York, being cleared and released from hospital. There are a few encouraging signs that the rate of spread of the infection in West Africa, at least in Liberia, is slowing down and that containment of this deadly disease may be on the horizon though it must be emphasized that the dangers are still very real and Sierra Leone in particular still faces major problems.
Meanwhile, the other freak-outs about massive numbers of children from Central America supposedly invading the country across the Mexican border and bringing all manner of diseases with them and using up all our resources also seems to have dissipated.
As for the other threats, Khorasan seems to have disappeared off the map entirely, al Qaeda is barely discussed, and even the fear of ISIS invading the US seems to have decreased. And what about the scourge of drugs that once threatened to destroy the US?
Since the US needs to have an existential threat at all times, what is the next thing to frighten the easily-scared people in the US? According to the Onion News Network, it may have already appeared.