How ebola reveals the economics of infection

Even in this emergency, it’s public money, not Big Pharma, that is funding the research.

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Volunteers managing dead bodies killed by ebola in Guinea in April.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 08/06/2014 11:47 pm EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 08/07/2014 5:52 pm EDT

Ebola is a truly frightening disease, with a fatality rate as high as 95 per cent, although the death rate in the current outbreak in West Africa is only 55-60 per cent.

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