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Is US doing enough to stem the Ebola crisis?

Posted on by Laurie Garrett

In this second part of a two-part segment on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show on September 7, 2014, Laurie Garrett comments on President Obama's statements about the Ebola outbreak on Meet the Press and calls for immediate action from the U.S. government.



The economic effects of the Ebola crisis

Posted on by Laurie Garrett

The Ebola crisis is now taking a considerable toll on the political stability and economic security of West Africa. Mark Quarterman, Laurie Garrett, William Karesh, and Frankie Edozien join MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show on September 7, 2014 to discuss. This is the first part of a two-part segment.

Ebola outbreak grows more dire

Posted on by Laurie Garrett

With each week the news about the Ebola crisis seems to grow more dire, with the virus now having surfaced in a fifth country—Senegal. Joel Montgomery, from the CDC Ebola Response Team in Liberia and Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations join MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Show on August 31, 2014 to discuss.

The Ebola Crisis

Posted on by Laurie Garrett

Even with more than one thousand people dead in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Libera as a result of the current Ebola outbreak, "The response is so anemic, so much less than what is needed," says Laurie Garrett on Charlie Rose: The Week.

Should an experimental drug be used to treat Ebola in West Africa?

Posted on by Laurie Garrett

The treatment of two Ebola-infected Americans with an experimental drug, Z-Mapp, raises the question of whether it has potential for widespread use in combating the outbreak in West Africa. Judy Woodruff gets perspective on the topic from two experts, Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations and Dr. Robert Garry of Tulane University School of Medicine, on this segment of PBS's Newshour.

Fear works against health workers trying to contain Ebola

Posted on by Laurie Garrett

The latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now the largest and deadliest outbreak ever. And unlike outbreaks of the past, it is affecting both rural and urban areas. On PBS NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown talks to Laurie Garrett about a recent summit on the outbreak, distrust building against health workers in infected areas and how porous borders make this outbreak so hard to contain.

Does mankind need to get serious about global threats?

Posted on by Gabriella Meltzer

In a conversation with BBC Future at the Atlantic Meets the Pacific festival, Laurie Garrett discusses her fears that humanity is taking a lackluster approach to facing up to the problems of the future. From newly emerging diseases to lethal and drug-resistant strains of familiar plagues, Garrett believes people have become overly complacent about some of the biggest threats to life on Earth.

Watch the full interview here.

Virus Outbreak Update: Neil deGrasse Tyson and Laurie Garrett

Posted on by Gabriella Meltzer

When a fan asks Neil deGrasse Tyson why there aren't more outbreaks, virus expert Laurie Garrett sets the record straight about two terrifying virus outbreaks: H7N9 influenza that caused havoc in China and killed 25% of the people who got it, and MERS-CoV, or Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, that is genetically close to SARS. With the start of mass pilgrimages to the area happening right now, MERS is a serious concern to the worldwide health community. With comic co-host Chuck Nice.

 

A New Era for the Global Fund: Private Sector Opportunities | GBCHealth Conference 2013

Posted on by Gabriella Meltzer

In this video from the GBC Health Conference 2013, Laurie Garrett moderates a panel looking at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the world's largest financier of health, which supports programs fighting the three diseases in more than 150 countries. Panelists included Dr. Brian Brink, Chief Medical Officer, Anglo American; Dr. Mark Dybul, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Office of Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State.