Time for a Massive Response

With some towns in Haiti wiped off the map by Hurricane Matthew last week, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon called for a massive response—$120 million in aid for 750,000 people in need. As of yesterday, hard-hit areas were still without power, and local aid officials struggling to reach isolated communities with aid, The Guardian reported.

“Enough is enough,” writes Crawford Kilian in his H5N1 blog. He adds that we can’t let the WHO drop the ball on this one. “We can't just shrug off something like cholera in Haiti as tough luck for poor black people in a strategically uninteresting country. An outbreak anywhere is a threat everywhere, as Zika should have made painfully clear."

 

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