Lawrence Gostin

Georgetown Law School

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Director of the O'Neill Institute for Global Health Law at Georgetown University; Professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown Law School and Director of the World Health Organization’s Center on Public Health Law

Lawrence Gostin on KCRW

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Does the Zika virus really cause the birth defect microcephaly? From Brazil's Amazon Basin to the favelas of Sao Paulo, researchers are looking for answers.

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Thomas Eric Duncan, America’s first Ebola patient—who flew here from Liberia—has died in the same Dallas hospital that initially turned him away.

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