Big news on the Ebola vaccine from Congo: "the evidence the WHO has been gathering in North Kivu — where nearly 64,000 doses have been administered — point to the vaccine being 'highly, highly efficacious.'" @statnews https://t.co/qdxtPnTFmO
— Atul Gawande (@Atul_Gawande) January 22, 2019
In 2014, the last few weeks of the election season were dominated by headlines about the Ebola menace. It was used to whip up fear, xenophobia and otherness. That stopped about thirty eight seconds after the last ballot was accepted in Alaska.
And now practical and effective vaccines are now available that can be used to quickly isolate outbreaks.
Time to celebrate a bit of good news.