Discovery has teamed up with the White House and the National Institutes of Health to create a PSA with MythBusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who encourage viewers to “get the facts and find reliable information” about Ebola.
In the 30-second PSA, Adam and Jamie acknowledge that there are “a lot of rumors and false information popping up” about the deadly virus, and while the virus should certainly be taken seriously, sensationalized stories can do more to “freak us out” than to advise us on what we should do. The PSA also includes words of encouragement from Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
This isn’t the first time Adam and Jamie have put their myth-busting skills to work in response to a global health crisis. In 2009, the guys joined forces with the United States Department of Health and Human Services to make a PSA about H1N1 (aka Swine Flu).