Blog Posts Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Welcoming the G20’s Commitment To Stop Ebola and Strengthen Global Health Security
Gayle Smith, special assistant to President Obama and senior director at the National Security Council, writes, “[The G20] communique signals a commitment on the part of the world’s largest and most powerful countries to see [the Ebola] challenge through and to recognize infectious outbreaks for what they are: global threats…” (11/15).

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: Ebola Fear and Stigma — Part 1 and Part 2
Seth Gannon, research assistant with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, writes in Part 1 about the influence of fear and stigma on U.S. public health policies surrounding the Ebola epidemic. In Part 2, he addresses “the underlying psychology of irrational fear and how public officials can best keep the calm in this and similar episodes” (11/14).

BMJ Blogs: Tackling a pandemic: Is Ebola the definitive lesson?
Laura Reques Sastre, a resident doctor of preventive medicine and public health at the Instituto de Salud Carlos III in Madrid, Spain, and Aser García Rada, a pediatrician and freelance journalist, discuss the different responses to Ebola in the U.S. and Europe compared with those in West Africa (11/14).

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