Browsing: 2014

Why Has the Ebola Virus Not Been Contained?


Jeffrey E. Stern at Vanity Fair wonders why the Ebola virus has been undetected for three months and why the international effort has failed to slow down the epidemic. Read this in-depth article about the beginnings of the virus and the efforts to contain it. Read more: Why a Massive International Effort Has Failed to Contain the Ebola Epidemic

Mark Zuckerberg gives $25M to fight Ebola


SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are giving $25 million to the CDC Foundation to help fight the Ebola epidemic. In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said the epidemic is “at a critical turning point.” “It has infected 8,400 people so far, but it is spreading very quickly and projections suggest it could infect 1 million people or more over the next several months if not addressed,” he wrote. “We need to get Ebola under control in the near term so that it doesn’t spread further and become a long-term global health crisis that we end up fighting for decades at large scale, like HIV or polio. Read More: Mark Zuckerberg gives $25M to fight Ebola