Ebola has become an international crisis. The virus has shattered the already broken health care infrastructures of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea and concerns linger that the disease could spread outside of these nations. As the first recorded cases of Ebola strike US, is it time for US citizens to hit the “big red button that says ‘Panic’?”
UAA virologist Dr. Eric Bortz returns to the News Feed to discuss whether Americans should be concerned about an outbreak of the virus in the US and provides an update on the efforts to fight the virus in West Africa.
It’s grim stuff but it’s not all doom and gloom. For a pick-me-up we’ve got two of the creators of web-comic Cyanide and Happiness, Rob DenBleyker and Dave McElfatrick. They reflect on 1o-years of writing comics and look at the future of the series online. We have that and a story from News Reporter Ammon Swenson on a graduate student’s project of tracking heat loss in University buildings.
All of that and our usual roundup on the week’s news on the News Feed. Look forward to a new episode of the News Feed this Friday at 4pm.