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U.N. Lacks Resources To Defeat Ebola, U.N. Ebola Coordinator Says

BBC News: Ebola outbreak: U.N. ‘lacks resources’ to fight deadly virus “The head of the U.N. mission charged with fighting Ebola in West Africa has told the BBC he does not yet have the resources necessary to defeat it. Tony Banbury said more help was urgently needed, despite significant contributions…

WHO Asks Canada, Australia To Justify Ebola Travel Restrictions

News outlets report on the WHO’s request for Canada and Australia to justify their decisions to restrict travel from Ebola-hit West African countries. Agence France-Presse: Canada, Australia must explain visa block on Ebola nations “The World Health Organization said Wednesday it had asked Canada and Australia to justify their decisions…

WHO Revises Ebola Death Toll Downward Due To Change In Data Source

Reuters: WHO revises Ebola death toll lower, virus slowing in Liberia “The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it continued to see a slowdown in weekly Ebola cases in Liberia, although incidence of the disease was still rising in Sierra Leone and stable in Guinea. … It said the revision…

Media Sources Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Drug, Vaccine R&D

Media sources report on various issues surrounding research into Ebola vaccines and treatments. Associated Press: U.S. officials unveil plan to test Ebola drugs (Marchione, 11/5). CIDRAP News: FDA, industry officials vow to minimize barriers to Ebola vaccines (Roos, 11/5). Reuters: U.S. Ebola researchers plead for access to virus samples (Steenhuysen,…

Opinion Pieces Address Ebola Quarantines, Development Of Treatments, Vaccines

New England Journal of Medicine: Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic’s Lessons for Ebola Gregg Gonsalves, HIV/AIDS activist and co-director of the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health, and Peter Staley, HIV/AIDS activist “For those of us who…

White House Blog Post Answers Questions About U.S. Ebola Emergency Funding Request

U.S. White House’s “White House Blog”: Fighting Ebola: 5 Things You Need to Know About Emergency Funding to Combat the Disease Tanya Somanader, deputy director of digital content for the Office of Digital Strategy at the White House, discusses specifics of the Obama administration’s recent request to Congress “to help…

Australia To Staff Ebola Clinic In Sierra Leone

News outlets report on Australia’s announcement that it would staff an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone amid pressure from donors to do more in its efforts to fight the disease in West Africa. Associated Press: Australia to staff Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone “Australia’s prime minister said Wednesday that his…