Debra Freeman on the Ebola Crisis
October 17, 2014 • 7:41AM

The ebola virus did not cause the epidemic that is spreading from Africa to Europe and the United States and most likely, soon, beyond. For the last 40 years, the political leadership of the planet, and the people who elected them, maintained a policy that thoroughly degraded the continent of Africa, creating the conditions for this kind of epidemic to occur.

In this interview, Dr. Debra Freeman discusses the crisis in thinking that has lead to the spread of ebola and what is required in the short and long term if we expect contain the virus and avert what is quickly becoming something rivaling the 14th century Black Death.