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The Path to Zero Ebola Cases
Kim, Jim Yong. "The Path to Zero Ebola Cases." The New York Times. The New York Times, 12 Dec. 2014. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.
In the article “The Path to Zero Ebola Cases,” Jim Yong Kim discusses how the world must achieve the important task of destroying Ebola. The first step that everyone must take is helping Africa by sending them resources to treat the disease. Because Ebola is so contagious, every time a new case appears the hospital must treat everyone he or she came in contact with so handling just one Ebola case costs more than a million dollars. People must continue to contribute to this vital task no matter how costly. After this step we must trace the sources of Ebola and see how fast it is spreading through data. The fourth step requires national companies to conform to the differences of small towns. Ebola needs to be a focus in the world right now, big agencies that aid situations like this must concentrate on helping Ebola. If this happens then the number of Ebola traces could drop greatly. The fifth and final step to completely abolishing Ebola is that all countries need to work together with each other to stop it completely. Ebola is a devastating disease that must be completely eradicated. The author says that if these 5 steps are taken Ebola will be stopped completely.
This article is very relevant to me. Although there has not been an Ebola case in the US in quite a while, we are still very much at risk of it happening. It would be very easy for a traveller to get Ebola and come back to America and spread it. I, along with most Americans come into contact with hundreds of people every week. If Ebola were to come to the US again it could be very bad. I chose this article because 6 months ago I was terrified of Ebola but now I feel like it has worn off so I wanted to see where we were in battling the disease. If Ebola were eradicated tt would be a huge accomplishment for the entire world.
Kim Jim Yong’s article on Ebola was very well written. He had his opinions supported by facts, he uses statistics constantly, and he offered a great solution for the Ebola problem. Every time he offered his opinion it was supported by facts. This article was very eye opening for me. The only thing I didn’t like was the way this article was written for someone who already knew a solid amount about Ebola. He did not write much background he kind of just jumped right in and I have not been very up to date on this topic lately. Overall Yong wrote a very intriguing article.