The Shameful Zika Saga

Don’t look to Congress for help battling Zika. The members are on vacation. And their timing could not be worse. The CDC has now confirmed four cases of Zika that have been transmitted in Broward or Miami-Dade counties in Florida. That means these cases weren’t in people who travelled outside the United States and infected […]

A Hard Won Victory Over Ebola

The past two years have been painful for the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The first case of Ebola was diagnosed in Guinea in 2013 and the world watched in horror as this flamboyant virus jumped from countryside to city, and then hopped via airplane to surrounding nations and even to […]

Ebola In A Parallel Universe

A rap came on the hotel room door. It was our head of security — a big, sweating, burly man — who said our security detail had abandoned us because my cameraman, Ashoka Mukpo, had tested positive for Ebola. Three weeks before our arrival in Liberia, eight members of an Ebola outreach team, several journalists among […]