Ebola is now part of our daily lives, inescapable in headlines and on TV, in conversations and nightmares.
But it has been part of my life for 20 years, coming at me in the pages of a book titled "The Hot Zone" and then in the presence of the author of that book, Richard Preston. At a restaurant near the Tribune Tower in October 1994, Preston said this: "It is likely that (Ebola) could be a slate wiper. It could wipe out a vast portion of humanity. It kills 9 out of 10 people who contract it. And Ebola does in 10 days what it takes AIDS 10 years to accomplish."… Seguir leyendo »