This week the world anxiously winced as Ebola spread out of Africa to the U.S. and Spain. The traveling virus exposed some harsh new global realities: the hot zone incubator of Africa's impoverished urbanization, persistent social inequality and decrepit public health infrastructure all linked to the rest of the planet by air travel. Nothing is any longer a world away. In The WorldPost this week, the co-discoverer of Ebola, Peter Piot, calls for urgent logistical aid to the infected areas of Africa. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim writes that the fight against the pandemic must entail a fight against poverty and chaos in countries just emerging from civil war and strife. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization pins her hopes on cutting edge science. Michael Elliott of the Bill Gates-backed One Foundation calls for outside assistance from NGOs and governments for investment in public health systems. (continued)
No matter how politically incorrect Biden -- the working class Joe from Scranton, Pa. -- has been, his mouth, in fact, is his strongest tie to the average American, who can relate not only to what he says, but to how he says it.
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