John Hoffmire: Turning the Ebola tragedy into a triumph

April 13, 2015 4:36 PM

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John Hoffmire: Turning the Ebola tragedy into a triumph

A natural disaster like a deadly epidemic inflicts tremendous loss of life but does not damage roads, buildings or the country’s material infrastructure. What it does damage is the social infrastructure like government, the economy and businesses. The good news is that those institutions can be revived and even strengthened despite the loss of human life.

After nearly a year of ravaging West Africa, the Ebola epidemic is nearing an end. Sierra Leone, one of the countries hardest hit, recently re-opened its schools. The United States military officially ended its humanitarian mission last month and the last known case in the country of Liberia has bee...

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