Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario?

Posted on by Laurie Garrett

Despite new commitments this week from the world's governments, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is not under control and will get worse - possibly much worse - before it gets better.  Experts fear the number affected will be in the tens of thousands, possibly even more. Laurie Garrett appears on CBC's Quirks and Quarks on September 20, 2014, expressing her fears that we're paying the price now for gutting our international public health capacity with cuts to the World Health Organization. The promise of a massive effort by many countries in West Africa may be too little, too late, to prevent the worst case scenario of a complete breakdown of social order and devastation to a whole region of Africa by this terrible disease.