Laurie Garrett


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The Coming Plague: Newly Em...

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Betrayal of Trust: The Coll...

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I Heard the Sirens Scream: ...

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Ebola: Story of an Outbreak

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Microbes Versus Mankind: Th...

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“In all, 86 per cent of the increased life expectancy was due to decreases in infectious diseases. And the bulk of the decline in infectious disease deaths occurred prior to the age of antibiotics. Less than 4 per cent of the total improvement in life expectancy since 1700s can be credited to twentieth-century advances in medical care.”
Laurie Garrett, Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health

“Ebola haunted Zaire because of corruption and political repression. The virus had no secret powers, nor was it unusually contagious. For centuries Ebola had lurked in the jungles of central Africa. Its emergence into human populations required the special assistance of humanity's greatest vices : greed, corruption, arrogance, tyranny, and callousness.”
Laurie Garrett, Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
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“In 1982 President Ronald Reagan called for a war on drugs: by 1990 more men were in federal prisons on drug charges alone than had comprised the entire 1980 federal prison population for all crimes combined.”
Laurie Garrett, The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance

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