Ebola Panic

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Today, the director of the Centers for Disease Control compared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa to HIV/AIDS. What are the similarities and differences between the viruses? Also, despite the scary comparison, health officials still consider an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. extremely unlikely. How overblown is our panic?

Credits

Guest:
Lee Norman - Chief Medical Officer at the University of Kansas Hospital and a longtime bio threat advisor to Homeland Security.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott