Category Archives: health crisis

Ebola Now in New York City – Patient Had Passed “Advanced Screening” on Return from West Africa

Doctor in New York City Is Sick With Ebola By Marc Santora – OCT. 23, 2014 A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into Read More

Nassim Taleb: Here’s What People Don’t Understand About Ebola

Shane Ferro Oct. 17, 2014, 4:43 PM Multiplication — that’s what people don’t understand about Ebola, according to Nassim Taleb, the author of “Fooled by Randomness” and “The Black Swan.” More specifically, Taleb explained to Business Insider that many people talking about the disease don’t “have a grasp of the severity of the multiplicative process.” Read More

Implications of an Ebola Pandemic in the US – Could Our Fragile Economy Handle the Shock?

By Michael Snyder For the moment, our top public health officials are quite adamant that there absolutely will not be a major Ebola outbreak in the United States. But what if they are wrong? Or what would happen if terrorists released a form of weaponized Ebola or weaponized smallpox in one of our major cities? Read More