Colonization Fueled Ebola: Dr. Paul Farmer on "Fevers, Feuds & Diamonds" & Lessons from West Africa

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We continue our conversation with medical anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer, whose new book, “Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds,” tells the story of his efforts to fight Ebola in 2014 and how the history of slavery, colonialism and violence in West Africa exacerbated the outbreak. “Care for Ebola is not rocket science,” says Dr. Farmer, who notes that doctors know how to treat sick patients. But the public health response was overwhelmingly focused not on care but containment, Dr. Farmer says, which “generated very painful echoes from colonial rule.”

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John Jepsen says:

DN shilling books…will it ever end. HAHA

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I highly recommend any Progressive join the Green Party who actually fights for our values and says no to corporate money throughout the whole party.

The green party is a party of Grassroots democracy and deep environmentalism we have the solutions to fix this country whether it's money in politics medicare-for-all or green New Deal.

Tony Midyett says:

Capitalism and genocide are siblings.

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outbacktrek says:

(Y) the human&earthling genocide continues with covid19

technatezin says:

Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds? So, basically the sequel to Guns, Germs and Steel right?

Eli Nannestad says:

such a good man.

Divided&Conquered says:

OBAMA left a good team and plan for future generation's! Jethro (Trump) doesn't believe in sickness, or pandemics!πŸ™„ Covid exposed America for the 3RD world country it is!πŸ˜’

Dennis Evans says:

Sounds like systemic murder.

shawn mckernan says:

I'm having major Deja vu. Amy did you post this interview before. I feel I've seen it before or that I'm losing my mind?

K C says:

I did not hear anything about diamonds?

Anthony Romano says:

Rwanda is a poor country with a robust care delivery system. Our leaders are criminals.

Dolp Turdman Is The Antichrist says:

Colonized countries are the bastard children of the West. Take a look at HK, it's being raped by China but nothing can be done to help.

scott mary says:

Media think only of the worst: diseases!

Mosali Mansa says:

Dr. Farmer's hypothesis of Ebola is flawed; Ebola , AIDS, CORONA viruses came from a lab in the West. Stop propagating the lies!

Ayanna G says:

Great interview

John Orosz says:

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Other products have such little value that it isn’t economically feasible to recycle them. This can be a result of the type of plastic used, the size and shape of the product itself, and the conditions of the global recycling market. Plastics with low or no recycling value are far more likely to end up in landfills, in the environment, or being burnt.

Some products, particularly certain food packaging, is made from multi-layer plastic. This means that plastic is bonded to other materials like foil or cardboard. For example, did you know that many hot beverage drinks – like Starbucks coffee cups – aren’t recyclable or compostable due to a thin layer of plastic coating the paper? Once plastic has been bonded to another material to create multi-layer plastic, it can almost never be recycled.

Moussaoui Ahmed says:

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