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Child receives polio vaccine

Bill Gates and a corps of Western donors are on a mission to rid Nigeria of the crippling virus, but the last cases have been hard to stamp out.

Ebola health workers

Of all the panicked and irrational reactions to Ebola, the outrageous treatment of volunteers like Kaci Hickox and Ryan Boyko is the most dangerous.

Ebola ISIS

Escalation is now a structural fact embedded in the war in the Middle East and the Ebola crisis here at home.

For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.

Medical Personnel in Sierra Leone

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak.

Obama

While the Obama administration used cancer metaphors to sell a war, it ignored the spread of a real disease.

Ebola victim's body removed.

Decades of corruption have left Liberians suspicious of their government.

Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Polio vaccination in Damsacus

The growing humanitarian catastrophe is not just an accidental outcome of the conflict—the Assad regime has been deliberately targeting healthcare infrastructure and personnel.

Blogs

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

We can't take any chances.

November 3, 2014

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014

Still, you should probably quarantine yourself to other news networks.

October 22, 2014

The first Ebola patient to die in America was a victim of a biased healthcare system.

October 21, 2014

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014

Some airport workers have not been trained on handling exposures which could put them at risk of Ebola, hepatitis B and HIV infection.

October 12, 2014

A Republican Senator criticized Obama’s plan because it “focuses on Africa.”

October 9, 2014

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

September 25, 2014

The failure to protect workers is worsening an already dire public health crisis.

September 19, 2014