In times of great measure, today on “Scrutinizing Saturday”, I want to bring the attention to the recent outbreak and give notice that this not just a wakeup call to let people know that there are people dying when they don’t need to. Generally speaking, we could be in their place right now suffering because they don’t have access to or have quality healthcare, but we’re not. And that’s why it’s important to know that as mighty strong as we may think, we always have other companions falling down. Wake up.
In Africa, ebola has already killed hundreds and sickened more than a thousand people so far this year — and the pandemic continues to spread into new countries. When did the current outbreak begin? Why can’t it be stopped? How much should you freak out? 3 ideas behind the week’s headlines.
Source: “I am Richard Preston, author of “The Hot Zone” and expert in the Ebola virus. AMA!” Reddit, 2014.
Why you should read this: “The Hot Zone” author Richard Preston (TED Talk: The mysterious lives of giant trees) addresses the worry and hype about the current outbreak — and explains why Americans don’t need to panic about ebola in the U.S. Still don’t understand the current ebola outbreak? Read this CDC site and you will.
Source: “The Doomsday Strain: Can Nathan Wolfe thwart the next AIDS before it spreads?” Michael Specter, The New Yorker, 2010.
Why you should read this: Virus hunter Nathan…
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