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Harriet Washington on Ebola, Carl Conetta on ‘Isolationism’ and US Public October 28, 2014 | 6:30pm
As the Ebola fear-mongering seems to be letting up a little, one thing that hasn’t changed is media inattention to the xenopobia that has gone hand in hand with the panic, and any real exploration of issues of inequality and how they play out in treatment of the deadly disease. We’ll talk to medical ethicist and award-winning author Harriet Washington about Ebola.