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VIDEO: Haunted by Ebola: Trio of HBO Documentaries Confronts Epidemic at the Human Level

Each story invites viewers to confront the disease at its various nerve centers: in and out of treatment tents, doctors’ quarters, victims’ homes, makeshift hearses.

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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AUDIO: ‘Most Officials Agree the Epidemic Could Have Been Contained Earlier’

Poet Sonia Greenfield ruminates over the racism and ethnocentrism involved in international responses to epidemics, including the recent Ebola outbreak, which was mostly concentrated in West Africa.

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 READ MORE



Ebola Vaccine Proves 100 Percent Successful in Small Trial

A vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus has been shown to be 100 percent successful in a trial conducted in Guinea. Experts say the drug is likely to put an end to the West African epidemic.

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Jon Stewart: The Way the World’s Going, a Nuclear Iran’s Gonna Be the Least of Our Problems

In an inspired rant, the “Daily Show” host explains why climate change, consumerism, Ebola and other such concerns are far more pressing than whether Iran will become a nuclear power in 10 to 15 years, as some conservatives allege.

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


Ebola, One Year On









Posted on Apr 7, 2015 ENLARGE



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Nurse Who Had Ebola Contends Dallas Hospital Violated Her Privacy

In a lawsuit filed Monday, nurse Nina Pham says that a colleague videotaped her without her permission and then the hospital released the tape to the media.

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 READ MORE



Study: IMF Austerity Helped Ebola Kill Nearly 8,000 People

Professors at three leading British universities say International Monetary Fund policies favoring the repayment of international debts over social welfare spending contributed to the Ebola crisis by inhibiting an effective response by health care professionals in the three worst-hit African countries.

Posted on Jan 1, 2015 READ MORE


New ‘Daily Show’ Contributor Puts America to Shame With a Comparison to Africa

In a segment hilariously titled “Spot the Africa,” the latest addition to the “Daily Show” team, Trevor Noah, compares conditions in his home continent of Africa to those in the U.S. Let’s just say, the truth is more than a little unpleasant.

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Racism









Posted on Nov 28, 2014 ENLARGE



Truthdiggers of the Week: Cuban Medical Workers Fighting Ebola

When the deadly international health crisis is over, the world will be morally indebted to a tiny island nation that has suffered economic attack from the U.S. for more than half a century.

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 READ MORE


The Grumpy Voter









Posted on Nov 8, 2014 ENLARGE



Building an Escalation Machine

Sometimes it seemed that only two issues mattered in the midterm election campaigns just ended: ISIS and Ebola. Think of them as the two horsemen of the present American apocalypse. And count on this: Oppositional pressure to escalate will be a significant factor in Washington “debates” in the last years of the Obama administration.

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 READ MORE


Hysterical Contagion









Posted on Nov 1, 2014 ENLARGE



A Travel Ban Is No Barrier to Ebola—and Borders on Racism

U.S. right-wingers are fanning a hysteria that could damage the fight against the disease and discriminate against both Africans and African-Americans.

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 READ MORE


Christie’s Quarantine









Posted on Oct 30, 2014 ENLARGE


Deceit Control









Posted on Oct 29, 2014 ENLARGE


Lady Liberty Quarantined









Posted on Oct 29, 2014 ENLARGE


Quarantine Borders









Posted on Oct 28, 2014 ENLARGE


Thanks, Ebola









Posted on Oct 28, 2014 ENLARGE



Five Things That Will Kill More Americans Than Ebola

The odd hysteria about ebola is being driven more by a media frenzy than the actual public health risks.

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Fear in Canada and Ebola in New York

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the shooting on Ottawa’s Parliament Hill, the Doctors Without Borders physician with Ebola in New York City, and whether Republicans will win all six competitive seats in the Senate.

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



Ebola Czar? We Need a Surgeon General

The United States now has an Ebola czar. But what about a surgeon general? The gun lobby has successfully shot down his nomination—at least so far.

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 READ MORE


Dallas Deaths









Posted on Oct 23, 2014 ENLARGE


Ebola Buddy









Posted on Oct 23, 2014 ENLARGE



Will the War on Terror Be the Template for the Ebola Crisis?

Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that, while President Obama was sending at least 1,600 military personnel to fight ISIS, his first response to the Ebola crisis was also to send 3,000 troops into Liberia in what the media has been calling an “Ebola surge.”

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 READ MORE


Ebola Defense









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Ebola Madness









Posted on Oct 22, 2014 ENLARGE



Americans Need to Get a Grip: Ebola Is Not a Crisis in the U.S.

The real crisis is the hysteria over Ebola that’s being fed by media outlets seeking sensationalism and politicians posturing for the midterm elections.

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 READ MORE


Ground Zero









Posted on Oct 20, 2014 ENLARGE


Ebola Reaper









Posted on Oct 20, 2014 ENLARGE



Truthdiggers of the Week: Frontline Ebola Responders

Doctors Without Borders was on the scene in West Africa six months before the U.N. declared the outbreak a “threat to international peace and security.”

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 READ MORE


Whatever It Takes









Posted on Oct 19, 2014 ENLARGE


Ebola Hysteria









Posted on Oct 19, 2014 ENLARGE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Ebola, Wall Street, Midterms and Freezing Eggs

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss President Obama’s appointment of an Ebola czar, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s concern over economic inequality in the U.S., Silicon Valley’s egg-freezing employee benefits and the outlook for both parties in the upcoming election.

Posted on Oct 18, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Isolation Room









Posted on Oct 18, 2014 ENLARGE



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Kevin Spacey Played Obama’s Ebola Czar on TV

What an interesting career Ron Klain has had for a political operative.

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 READ MORE



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Let Obama and the CDC Do Their Jobs

If the prospect of hanging concentrates the mind, then even the possibility of infection with Ebola should do the same—for all of us.

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 READ MORE



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On Ebola, Candor Needed

Let’s make a deal: We’ll all promise not to panic about Ebola if the experts—especially those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—agree to get their stories straight.

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 READ MORE


Public Health









Posted on Oct 17, 2014 ENLARGE



School Closures, Capitol Hill Hearing Follow News of Second Ebola-Infected Nurse

As of Thursday, two nurses—Amber Joy Vinson, 29, and Nina Pham, 26—who treated the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, had tested positive for the virus, and the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was catching heat on Capitol Hill.

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 READ MORE



Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism

Western inaction has worsened the crisis in part because there was no money to be made before the disease reached epidemic proportions.

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 READ MORE


CDC Protocol









Posted on Oct 16, 2014 ENLARGE



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We Need Medical Boots on the Ground Now

The headlines shift hourly between Ebola and Islamic State. The question is often asked, “Should we put boots on the ground?” The answer is yes—but not in the Middle East.

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 READ MORE



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Nurse Union Accuses Texas Hospital of Sloppy, Dangerous Handling of Ebola Threat

The biggest union of registered nurses in the country says it has spoken with workers at the hospital in Dallas where a man died of Ebola and two nurses have been infected, and it reports a level of carelessness that boggles the mind.

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 READ MORE


Obama Contagion









Posted on Oct 15, 2014 ENLARGE



Second Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

Just days after it was confirmed that a 26-year-old nurse at a Dallas hospital had been infected with Ebola after caring for patient Thomas Eric Duncan, another health care worker at the same hospital has tested positive.

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 READ MORE


Contagion









Posted on Oct 14, 2014 ENLARGE


Ebol-ISIS Scare









Posted on Oct 13, 2014 ENLARGE



Hospital Worker Infected With Ebola

A Texas health care worker who provided care to the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. has tested positive for the deadly virus.

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 READ MORE


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