Juliette Kayyem on the Ugandan Ebola outbreak

Ebola outbreak is quelled — this time
The Boston Globe
August 9, 2012
Op-ed by: Juliette Kayyem, lecturer in public policy with the Belfer Center and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Ugandan Ebola outbreak

“Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni meant no insult when he declined to shake Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s hand during her visit last week. It was a strategic slight. He was heeding his own advice that Ugandans should avoid handshakes, unnecessary public gatherings, and even kisses. By Wednesday, it appeared that this aggressive social distancing policy saved many lives. The World Health Organization confirmed that the quick and deadly Ebola outbreak there, which killed 16 people, is now under control.”

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