Posts Tagged: Ebola
Bad pathogens and bad policies go hand-in-hand.
The World Bank and International Monetary Fund structural adjustment policies undermined government funding for health infrastructure countries most afflicted by Ebola.
While reports of Ebola in the Islamic State have yet to be confirmed, an outbreak would not only present a crisis but opportunities for both it and the West.
The failure to begin laying the groundwork for improved healthcare infrastructure in Africa is a virtual guarantee that populations will remain susceptible to further outbreaks.
The most effective treatment for Ebola might be having white skin.
Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.
What we see on our screens has primed us to make the obvious mistake of worrying overmuch about improbable threats and worrying undermuch about the more probable ones.
Nigeria and Senegal have declared victory on Ebola even as healthcare workers in Texas contract it.
While the Ebola virus is spreading globally, its impact will mostly felt in the world’s poorer regions, especially Africa and the Asian subcontinent.
Three-quarters of Ebola victims are women, with caretakers especially at risk.