For Liberians, Reality of Ebola Is Shrouded in Fear and Unknown

October 6, 2014 3:08 PM

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For Liberians, Reality of Ebola Is Shrouded in Fear and Unknown

Returning to Liberia has been uncanny for me. Instantly, I was reminded of how my previous relationship with the country had been a bittersweet one; the kind where everything moves from foreign to a place where you start to understand people's lives, their journeys, their truth, their contradictions -- all while realizing how much has yet to be unveiled.

It was bittersweet again to meet old friends under the new social etiquette of "no touching," with the pungent smell of chlorine in the air, on our hands, on our clothes, everywhere. In that void created by the lack of physical expression, there was a deeper connection, a deeper conversation where n...

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