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Where do we stand on Ebola?

Have a new article up at Slate. Nine months into the worst-ever Ebola outbreak, here’s where we stand.

Deadly distrust

Gregg Mitman’s article in the September 17th New England Journal of Medicine, “Ebola in a Stew of Fear,” is unfortunately all too prescient. Dr. Mitman highlighted “the ecology of fear” in Western Africa. Fear is present on both the part of Westerners (scared of Africa’s yellow fever, malaria, Ebola, its mere “different-ness”), and by native Africans (of…

Silence is the enemy

“I always think someone is following me and wants to rape me. It is better to die.” –Darfuri refugee Sometimes there comes a public health issue that’s so big, so overwhelming, so heinous, that you just don’t know where to begin discussing it. Nevertheless, the conversation should, and must, happen just the same. Silence may…