US, China Ramp Up Response to Worsening Ebola EpidemicSep 16, 2014 15:10 UTC
- The US is going to send [White House] about 3,000 military personnel to Liberia and neighboring countries in order to coordinate international efforts to contain an Ebola outburst [CDC] that has been getting worse [CBC News] in the past few days. Just hours earlier Médecins Sans Frontières had issued an alarming call to action (video), describing the situation as “overwhelming”, with high infection rates among medical staff sent to help.
- China is also increasing the number of doctors it is sending to Sierra Leone. How the Chinese respond to the epidemic may reveal [Quartz] the true mettle of their appetite for investment [The Economist] on the continent [Deborah Brautigam].
- According to Scientific American there’s enough to worry about without speculating about the virus going airborne.
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