Exponential Crisis

Ebola makes you a risk to yourself: “Throughout my time in Sierra Leone I was plunged into a state of hyper-awareness about my own body and that of every person around me.”

Dr James Appel’s blog about his volunteer work in Liberia is sobering reading (via Mefi).

Estimating the fatality of the current outbreak: more like 80-85% than the reported 50-55%. Just as deadly as previous outbreaks, then. Surviving isn’t like tossing heads rather than tails, it’s rolling a six on the first try.

Fresh graves point to undercount of Ebola toll.

Up to 1.4 million people could be infected by January.

24 September 2014 · Events