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Fear and Suspicion Hinder Congo Medics in Ebola Battle

Reuters

Nahid Bhadelia

With more than twice as many Ebola outbreaks as any other country since the virus was discovered in 1976, Congolese are familiar with its destructive power, yet fear and suspicion of medical authorities are still hindering efforts at containment…

Expert Quote:

“By doing something violent you’d be creating greater distrust.”

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Health expert speaks on challenges of containing Ebola virus

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CNBC Africa

Nahid Bhadelia

Now that the Ebola virus outbreak is slowly looming into the region we’re starting to be a bit more proactive on how we handle it…

Expert Quote:

“…I think the main thing to start with is that the situation at the DRC’s very different than what it was in West Africa…This is the tenth Ebola outbreak in the DRC…”

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Vaccines Alone Won’t Beat Ebola

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The Atlantic

Nahid Bhadelia

Three people who had been infected with Ebola recently left an isolation ward at Wangata Hospital against medical advice, according to the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ministry of Health…

Expert Quote:

“Of course you want vaccines, but yellow fever and cholera are perfect examples of disease where we have vaccines and still get raging outbreaks.”

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DRC: Experimental Ebola Vaccine to be Administered in Mbandaka

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The Guardian

Nahid Bhadelia

Health authorities and NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine on Monday in Mbandaka, the north-western city of 1.2 million people where the deadly disease was detected last week…

Expert Quote:

“The vaccine is a powerful tool but you still need other tools. You still need to find the contacts. This outbreak has multiple epicentres that are some distance apart and include a big city … Then you need some kind of infrastructure to follow up.”

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‘Roseanne’ hasn’t changed, but it’s now radical in a profoundly different way

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Tobe Berkovitz 

Millions of Americans tuned in on Tuesday for the fifth episode of ABC’s “Roseanne,” the popular reboot of the beloved ’90s sitcom starring comedian Roseanne Barr as a working-class mom, which garnered more than 27 million viewers in its premiere late last month…

Expert quote:

“You have this duality, of a family that constantly pokes each other in the back, but the poking stops the minute something gets serious for any member of the family,” 

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MASS MoCA debuts four new exhibits

Greenfield Recorder

Josephine Halvorson

Although there’s been no serious discussion of providing visitors with a compass and roller skates, since last year’s expansion, you can now walk through four miles of gallery space at North Adams’ cavernous Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

Expert quote:

“I want to have a real intimacy or connection with the thing I’m painting. I can feel with my brush strokes what it’s like to be the surface of that object,”

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How Social Media Affected Perception of Harvard Student’s Arrest

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Chris Daly

In the hours after the forcible arrest of a Harvard student Friday night, tweets were sent with hashtags calling it “Cambridge Cops Attack” and “Police Brutality at Harvard”…

Expert quote:

“A lot of times they look at that initial piece of it and say, ‘Oh, I know what kind of story this is. This is a story about race. This is a story about cops. We bring our preconceptions to almost anything we see.”

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