• Susan Seligson

    Susan Seligson has written for many publications and websites, including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Yankee, Outside, Redbook, the Times of London, Salon.com, Radar.com, and Nerve.com. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Battling Ebola: Tracking the Virus

  1. Clearly Ebola incidence and death rates in 2014 are growing exponentially. This is what is meant when it is said that Ebola is “out of control.” Several commenters have downplayed the severity of the Ebola outbreak and some have even said the outbreak “is not exponential.” However the incidence and death rates both show exponential growth. The incidence rate is approaching a vertical line and death rates follow closely. As I see it, the human race is just about out of time–Not out of time to stop Ebola, as that is clearly impossible–but in fact, almost out of time. Period. End of sentence.

  2. how we might be able to help mitigate this coming catastrophe.
    A White House petition has been started on the topic: Please go to:
    http://wh.gov/lS7lN
    and sign. It needs a minimum of 150 signatures to go public. It needs 100,000 signatures to get a response from the White House. I think we need to try to get a response in the next week.
    Because of Exponential Contagion, International Epidemics Require an International Response

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