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Laurie Garrett

Entries by Laurie Garrett

Don't Expect a Thank You, Kansas

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 4:42 PM

In a few days (July 22) some 25,000 people from all over the world will amass in Washington for the International AIDS Conference, the first gathering of the HIV/AIDS community inside the United States since 1990. In anticipation of the momentous meeting I have had the same dream, over and...

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AIDS at 30: The Real Story

(40) Comments | Posted June 3, 2011 | 3:10 PM

June 5th marks the 30th anniversary of the recognition that a new disease was killing our species. It would become our era's Great Plague, killing somewhere between 28-35 million human beings, and infecting about 75 million with HIV. That June 5, 1981 paper by Dr. Michael Gottlieb of...

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The Next Haitian Catastrophe Looms

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2010 | 1:48 PM

Hurricane season is coming, and that could bring catastrophe to the 1.7 million Haitians now living in squalid tent cities, their homes having been destroyed in the January 12th earthquake. Top meteorologists forecast an unusually severe storm season for the Atlantic/Caribbean region featuring up to 16 named tropical storms and...

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Bird Flu, Rice and Gas Guzzling

(3) Comments | Posted April 28, 2008 | 1:25 PM

Moshiur Rahman, like so many businessmen today, is a weary fellow, striving to keep his head above the troubled economic waters of our time. But as the obviously exhausted Rahman strives to keep his several companies afloat in Dhaka, Bangladesh, he faces an emerging confluence of crises: bird flu, climate...

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