Monday, January 19, 2015

You read it here first

Ebola subsided rapidly in Liberia, primarily because people change their behavior when experiencing a deadly epidemic that spreads rapidly -- something they do not do with slowly-developing infections like AIDS.

Hysteria about cases increasing either linearly or exponentially in West Africa or rapidly in America or Europe was silly. Knowledge of past epidemics (which could have been obtained by reading RtO) would have damped down the panic.

Unless, of course, there was a political motive for scaring the citizenry.

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