What Do You Get When You Combine a Highly Communicable Disease, Distrust of the Pharmaceutical Industry, and Fear of the Federal Government?

One answer is you could get the threatening-to-spin-out-of-control Ebola outbreak in the Eastern Congo.

Another answer is you could get a threatening-to-spin-out-of-control measles outbreak in the United States.

I have written elsewhere about how cultural and political tensions surrounding infectious diseases are as much a first world as a developing world concern.

 

 

 

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