Ebola Overwhelms Sierra Leone
While a judge orders an asymptomatic bike-riding nurse in Maine to keep three feet away from other people, an official Ebola hotline in Sierra Leone is getting 1,300 calls a day. The country needs 4,800 hospital beds to contain the outbreak, and new facilities can’t be built quickly enough. Meanwhile, Louisiana authorities ban those who have helped the African relief effort from a major conference on tropical diseases. Anyone who’s been in a high risk country will be quarantined in a hotel.