Category Archives: Public Health

The Media’s Impact on Ebola

Ebola has swept West Africa since first killing 23 Guineans in March 2014, stirring a sensationalist frenzy across the media, local populations, and the international community. Hospitals have closed, local health care workers have gone on strike, and aid workers have been attacked. The pandemonium generated by public fear has facilitated the disease’s spread, and can be partially blamed on

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Analysis Paper: The Rising Threat of Dual-Use Biotechnology

Dating back to WWI, the international community has recognized and made efforts to prevent the spread and use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). Binding international agreements made with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Biological Weapons and Toxic Convention, and the Chemical Weapons Convention have formed the foundation of a nonproliferation regime. But more recently, the

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