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Wednesday
18
APR

Reid Wilson — Epidemic

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2013's global Ebola pandemic killed over 11,000 people. Veteran journalist Reid Wilson takes us behind the scenes of the efforts of the individuals and global organizations working to stop the spread of Ebola and take care of the sick, from people organizing in their towns, to political leaders and NGO workers.

In an increasingly interconnected world in which everyone is one or two flights away from New York or London or Beijing, even a localized epidemic can become a pandemic. Ebola’s spread through West Africa to Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States sounded global alarms that the next killer outbreak is right around the corner—and that the world is woefully unprepared to combat a new deadly disease.