Maryn McKenna was feeling my confusion, and steps in with a super article packed with information: Ebola in Africa and the U.S.: A Curation
Having said all that, here are a few pieces that I think would be worth your time to read.
- Tara Smith at Aetiology on how very over-hyped our image of Ebola is. (That explosive bleeding-out-everywhere thing? Mostly not.)
- Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota in the Washington Post, on what the world needs to do to control the West Africa outbreak.
- Laurie Garrett (who covered past Ebola outbreaks as a newspaper reporter) at CNN, on the African political instability that has made the epidemic so difficult to control.
- Declan Butler in Nature, on why the Ebola outbreak will remain a West Africa problem — but not a global one.
- David Kroll at Forbes, describing the protections in place at Emory to prevent Ebola spreading.
- Helen Branswell at National Geographic, on why there are so few treatments or vaccines for Ebola.
- Ren (a semi-anonymous public health worker) at Epidemiological, rendering appropriate disdain to people who said the aid workers should have been left in Africa.
Down the road, let's please have less coverage of Donald Trump, and more strong reporting like this.