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The Criminal Side of Ebola

OpedSpace | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

While the health crisis certainly is and should be the top priority, domestic and international efforts to address the predicament will need to look at the full impact the disease is having on the region.

Working For Humanity

Kieran McConville | Posted 01.05.2015 | Impact
Kieran McConville

For those on the front line it's a difficult, and potentially deadly, task. The body of an Ebola victim can be highly contagious in the hours after death.

Travel Restrictions Are Obstacles to Fighting Ebola

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

At the same time humanitarian organizations are being encouraged to rapidly scale-up efforts to contain the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, increased political rhetoric on travel restrictions threatens to create new barriers to the NGO community's response to this crisis.

An Aid Worker's Account: 'If We Take Care, We Will Win This Battle'

Peter Biro | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Peter Biro

In a culture where intimacy and closeness is expressed in public -- a hug, a kiss on the cheek, holding hands -- no one touches anyone anymore. Fear of contracting Ebola has made any kind of personal contact off limits.

Poll: Americans Strongly Back Quarantine For Returning Ebola Health Workers

Reuters | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Nearly 75 percent of Americans surveyed in a Reuters/Ipsos poll believe medics returning to the United States after trea...

Volunteered or Voluntold

Terri Barnes | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Terri Barnes

If the decision not to quarantine civilians returning from Ebola-stricken areas is based on science, as the president and the head of the Centers For Disease Control insist it is, why is the federal government willing to pay military members for three weeks of unnecessary confinement, keeping them from essential duties?


John K. Herr | Posted 12.30.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

Hello, my name is Dr. Francis Collins, and I am the director of the National Institutes of Health. Thank you for joining us for this live-blogging session. I am here to answer all your questions about Ebola or any other health issue. Let's get started.

Healthcare workers treating Ebola patients should be commended--not treated as untouchables

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

As American leaders, we are called to follow our greater angels, not play into fear, and support nurses like Kaci Hickox and provide assistance and encouragement to our brave health care personnel who are doing the Lord's work in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Handling American Ebola Hysteria

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living

DON'T: Attack Africans with Ebola-related slurs. C'mon, guys.

Swap Your Awful Ebola Costume For One That Actually Saves Lives

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact

Updated on Oct. 30,2014 Is Ebola really that festive of a topic? Plenty of people seem to think so. But those strapping on their fake hazmat su...

Outrage of the Month: CDC Director's False Assurances on Ebola

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Carome, M.D.

The media frenzy around events in Dallas led many to believe that the danger of contracting Ebola in the U.S. is greater than it really is, stoking unfounded anxiety and hysteria among the public and some health care workers. Unfortunately, in its effort to counter the misperception about the danger posed by Ebola, the false assurances from the CDC only served to magnify that hysteria and sow confusion.

Global Epidemics Need Global Leadership

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

It can only be hoped that as we work to contain the Ebola epidemic at its source in West Africa -- which is the only way it will be contained -- the world will learn that we must spend the political and financial capital needed to prepare for future epidemics that will surely come.

Epidemic, War or Car Crash, the Dead Are Loved

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

Wars and diseases, intrigues and coups and all the rest are indeed interesting things. But more important, and more terrible, is the fact that grieving humanity suffers at the center of it all. Maybe that knowledge can make us love everyone better.

Neighbors Are Outraged At This Man's Ebola-Themed Halloween Home

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact

James Faulk has covered the exterior of his apartment with alarmist signage, caution tape and hazardous waste bins. But his Texas residence isn't a da...

Ebola Victims Need Compassion, Treatment -- Not Prosecution

Anne Stevenson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Anne Stevenson

The great American Ebola freakout of 2014 seems hardly warranted and only beneficial to those media outlets whose ratings are boosted by their own misleading and damaging coverage of the problem.

Ebola Survivors Are 'Key Ingredient' To Supporting Infected Children

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact

* Survivors often ostracized by their communities * Survivors are believed to have immunity from Ebola * Antibodies in t...

U.S. Ambassador To UN Travels To Ebola-Stricken West Africa

Reuters | Michelle Nichols | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

By Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and ...

Illinois Orders Mandatory Ebola Quarantine For High-Risk Travelers

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Illinois has ordered mandatory 21-day quarantines for all "high-risk" people who have had direct contact with Ebola patients while ...

Obama: Science, Not Fear, Key To Ebola Response

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola. In his wee...

Matt Ferner

Nations Devastated By Ebola Were Already Under Siege In The Global Drug War | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

West Africa’s public infrastructure is now collapsing under the burden of the Ebola outbreak. But the health and political systems in that region we...

Ebola and Animals -- at Home and West Africa

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

As the public health community seeks to halt Ebola's spread, we are continuing to look for ways to support the work of animal protection in the affected areas.

Africa Is on the Rise, Despite What Images of Ebola Might Lead You to Believe

Madelynne Wager | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Madelynne Wager

Ebola's morbidity highlights these weaknesses and censors the great progress of African development by resurfacing images of dying Africans. But the world should not be fooled -- Africa is rising.

Beyond Our Fears: Ebola's Social and Humanitarian Toll in West Africa

Anika Rahman | Posted 12.22.2014 | World
Anika Rahman

As we worry about the spread of Ebola in the U.S., I hope that we are able to see the broader social crisis that such an epidemic precipitates. What do we do with this greater awareness of the toll of the epidemic?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Response To Ebola Under Scrutiny

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) was quick to criticize the federal government for its initial response to Ebola. But now his administration is facing questi...

Ebola Survivors Are Feared, Even Though They're Instrumental In Stopping The Disease

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact

In Sierra Leone, 76 percent of households said they would not welcome someone who was infected with Ebola back into their community -- even if that pe...