This is a personal piece that I wrote last week on the plane to Liberia. I am not castigating all media – there has been good coverage of the Ebola outbreak – particularly thoughtful pieces like Paul Farmer’s piece in the LRB.
With the caveat that I am not a medical doctor (and so please don’t treat this as medical advice) nor am I writing on behalf of UNICEF (so it is only Chris Fabian) here is what I wrote in the sky between Casablanca and Monrovia.
17 october, on a plane to liberia
i don’t remember what the early days of AIDS were like, but i know people talked a lot about the fear that went around from person to person. could you get it from a payphone? could you get it from a toilet seat? i heard someone say once that his turning point was when he started…
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