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Ebola Needs To Be Stopped At Source, World Bank President Says

News outlets report on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s recent comments on the Ebola epidemic.

NPR: World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It’s Raging
“To stop the raging Ebola epidemic in West Africa, ‘we need to pay attention to where the fire is burning.’ That means there is no ‘magic solution,’ Jim Yong Kim, the head of the World Bank, told NPR’s Steve Inskeep during an interview on Morning Edition. So appointing an Ebola czar to monitor the international response isn’t going to suddenly stop the outbreak. Neither will closing the borders between U.S. and the three hardest-hit countries: Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone…” (10/17).

Reuters: Ebola must be stopped at source, not via travel bans: World Bank’s Kim
“Closing national borders to people from countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak is ‘not an effective strategy’ for stopping the deadly disease, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. There is only one way to end the Ebola crisis, which is to stop the spread of disease in the three worst-hit countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, the World Bank’s Jim Yong Kim told the Reuters Climate Change Summit…” (Yukhananov, 10/16).

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