America is, of course, a modern country whose citizens have easy access to the latest and most accurate information. That didn't stop blind fear and willful ignorance from driving these outrageous actions in Oklahoma City -- and others; reportedly a lady in Ohio showed up at an airport in a homemade Hazmat suit.
Africa is a continent with over a billion people, who live in more than 50 different countries and speak more than 2,000 different languages. There are definitely large cultural groupings, and many Africans feel some sense of unity, but it is really an incredibly diverse place.
An American journalist is brutally murdered by ISIS terrorists and the bombs are flying, coalitions are formed to attack them and put an end to their heinous crimes...all of which I support.
I view Ebola as an enemy. This is war. Now is not the time to politicize Ebola and attack our leadership. We can discuss how this health crisis could have been better managed after we win the war, but until then, it is essential that we stay focused on the enemy.
If Ebola continued as confined outbreaks for a limited time, a patent for a drug to treat it, or a vaccine to prevent it, might not feed the corporate bottom line. So we have waited for a desperate crisis when a cure might bring enough profit to light up the bottom line.
There is great momentum in Kenya to end the terrible tragedy of women, infants and children dying needlessly. The First Lady of Kenya has kicked the ball towards ending maternal deaths and now the Governors must ensure that it is pushed through the goal posts.
Remarkably, Goldman Sachs, one of the richest, most powerful, politically connected (aka Government Sachs) too-big-to-fail Wall Street banks, has demonstrated a Teflon-like ability to bounce back from egregious misdeeds, if not outright illegal conduct, and horrible publicity.
If there is any silver lining to conspiratorial thinking, it is a willingness to question what might seem obvious to the linear observer. As a scientist, I always consider such questioning to be positive.
By ignoring all these legitimate reasons for Turkey's failure to win the Security Council seat, Foreign Minister Cavusoglu falsely attributed his country's defeat to its reluctance to abandon "its values for the sake of getting more votes."
Misconceptions about the Ebola problem have spread more rapidly than a tropical fever. In the interest of clarifying the situation, here are a number of points that need to be made.
A quick Google search throws up the usual recommendations -- the Maldives, the Seychelles, Hawaii, and a variety of Caribbean islands -- but what if you are looking for an extra element to your honeymoon beyond staggering beachside beauty?
The importance of a rigorous, normative approach to the implementation of primary health systems and the building of a cadre of trained public health professionals cannot be overstated. The industrialized countries have an obligation to assist with expertise, crisis management and funding.
Motherhood is an overload of emotions. We always have mixed feelings and are never satisfied with one. Sometimes I'm happy and angry. I never thought that was possible until I started having sleepless nights.
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For me, what is so ruthless about Ebola in particular, is the way it forces victims to anticipate death, be ostracized and feared and remain void of human touch and personal connection. My test results came back negative for Ebola. I had never been happier to have Malaria.