Why Ebola outbreak resembles AIDS outbreak of yesteryear

Think about it. Everything boils down to race and then class.

Gierstorfer points out “there are many paralleles between AIDS and the current Ebola outbreak.” He notes “the virus jumped from animals to humans because we come in ever closer contact with wildlife; Africians consume bush-meat because they often have no other choice; deforestation and habitat fragmentation increase the likelihood of new pathogens crossing the species barrier.”

He argues that the Ebola crisis was made worse by the “late response by the international community, just like during the emergence of HIV.” “Only when Ebola became a threat to people in Europe and America did politicians and the public wake up to the threat of another pandemic.”

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