Ebola shows how fates of the rich and poor are intertwined

Treating communities on the ground with respect is critical for the effective management of any crisis

4th August, 2019
Health workers wearing protective suits assist a patient suspected of having Ebola near Macenta in Guinea

One day in September 2014, Hans Rosling, a Swedish public health professor, was sitting at his desk in Stockholm reviewing data from the new Ebola outbreak in West Africa, when he was suddenly gripped by fear. Rosling knew it was getting worse; he had assumed that cases were increasing steadily. But what he discovered was that cases were not increasing steadily - they were increasing exponentially. Every three weeks, they were doubling.

Ebola is incredibly virulent,...

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