My reading backlog included a bunch of links about Ebola from late last year, but the panicked craze of media coverage died down long before I was done with all these articles.
Lady just chilling at Dulles in her homemade Hazmat suit pic.twitter.com/Ljlny8t4pr
— Joe Henchman (@jdhenchman) October 15, 2014
The Nib: Ebola, A User’s Guide
One Powerful Illustration Shows Exactly What’s Wrong With How the West Talks About Ebola
MetaFilter: Perhaps the 4 most intelligent things you can read about Ebola today.
Diary: Ebola — by Paul Farmer. “Ebola is more a symptom of a weak healthcare system than anything else.”
Life After Death: NPR interactive presentation on how Ebola affected the village of Barkedu, Liberia.
An Ebola Doctor’s Return from the Edge of Death
Maternal health: Ebola’s lasting legacy
After November, when it became evident that Ebola was not going to overrun the US and political fortunes were suddenly less dependent on public panic, the coverage simmered down, and other health issues became the focus of the media hype machine.
Our thoughts are also with the measles-ravaged country America. I hope we are screening them before they come to Africa.
— Elnathan John (@elnathan) February 1, 2015