What Ebola Can Teach Us About Covid-19

An interview with medical anthropologist Paul Farmer on his new book

Alexandra Sifferlin
Elemental

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Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

In 2014, an Ebola virus began to spread throughout Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. The pandemic took the lives of tens of thousands of people and offered acute lessons in infectious disease response and human nature — lessons that we would do well to remember today.

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Alexandra Sifferlin
Elemental

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that