The Ebola Outbreak: Good Medicine Against Public Panic

October 7, 2014 7:54 PM

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In Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where the health systems are rudimentary, panic is an understandable reaction to the march of the killer virus Ebola. In the United States, where we have one of the best health systems in the Western world, people should not be afraid.

But the toll Ebola can wreak in a nation with poor clinical care does point to the vital effort that Project HOPE and other NGOs make, often without much publicity, to build medical systems and health care infrastructure in the developing world.

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