U.N. Envoy Says Ebola Can Be Stopped With More Volunteers; Other Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Epidemic
CNN: Ebola is not a death sentence
David Nabarro, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on Ebola
“Ebola is not a death sentence. That is the lesson to the world from the release this week of Dr. Craig Spencer from a hospital in New York. … That’s the good news: Health care can make a difference. In, Africa, however, too many Ebola patients are dying from the disease, nearly 5,000 from the about 13,500 cases that have been reported. Yet we can dramatically reduce this rate and ensure the disease is not spread. … But much more is needed, especially medical personnel to work in Ebola treatment units and others to train West Africans who are volunteering to work in their own communities. Several governments and nongovernmental organizations from Africa and around the world have stepped up to provide skilled health care workers, but many more will need to join them to complete the task…” (11/11).
USA TODAY: China’s Ebola aid a mere pittance
Lionel Beehner, editor of Cicero Magazine and a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors, and Prabhjot Singh, a global health expert at Columbia University
Wall Street Journal: Ebola and American Role Models
David Feith, Wall Street Journal editorial page writer
Devex: Ebola: Why we must play the long game
Michael Schreiber, president and COO of Concern Worldwide USA
Project Syndicate: The Ethics of Fighting Ebola
Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the University of Melbourne
Scientific American: Ebola Quarantines: Can we stop the charade now?
Judy Stone, infectious disease specialist and author
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