Ebola: Pity, Terror … and Hope

The main purpose of this blog is to analyze Ebola as rationally and dispassionately as possible. In this post, however, I’m going to collect some of the most moving and stirring items I’ve encountered in connection with the West African epidemic. I’ll start with the most ghastly images I’ve seen, then mention some pieces that are harrowing but less horrible, and end with stories that are inspiring and even hopeful. I plan to add to each category as the epidemic develops, with the hope that eventually everything will be added to the final group.


These are the most dreadful items I’ve read. I don’t recommend reading more than one or two at a time, and if you are at all squeamish just skip to the next section.


Cultural Damage




Note: Thanks to the EbolaReport blog for collecting several of these items.

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