Tag Archives: Ebola

Can We Plan for the Next Pandemic?

by Nicholas Bagley — Monday, May 23, 2016

From Ron Klain, the former Ebola czar, in the Washington Post: If it seems like the world is being threatened by new infectious diseases with increasing frequency—H1N1 in 2009-2010, MERS in 2012, Ebola in 2014, Zika in 2016, yellow fever on the horizon for 2017—that’s because it is. These are not random lightning strikes or […]

The Virtues and Vices of the WHO

by Nicholas Bagley — Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016

The World Health Organization’s dismal handling of the Ebola outbreak has led to calls for sweeping reforms to the world’s system for managing infectious disease. The consensus view, though, is that we shouldn’t start from scratch. Laurie Garrett captures the prevailing wisdom in her incredible Foreign Affairs article on Ebola: The WHO performed so poorly […]

The International Health Regulations After Ebola

by Sam Halabi — Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Although the sharp drop in the number of new Ebola infections has, worryingly, appeared to level off, the international community has made significant progress toward raising funds toward the response, developing and now undertaking widespread testing of vaccines, and implementing measures meant to control the worldwide spread of the disease. All of this leaves the […]

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Introducing Sam Halabi and International Health Regulations’ Effect on the Ebola Response, Part I

by Sam Halabi — Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

I’m delighted to join the other contributors to the Yale Journal on Regulation’s Notice and Comment Blog. My academic and professional time is more or less divided between the regulatory activities of the World Health Organization, particularly its activities under the 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR), and agencies under the U.S. Department of Health and […]

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