One Wednesday the World Health Organization released a new update on the situation in West Africa. The rate of new transmissions has continued to decline in Liberia and Guinea. But the curve is continuing upward in Sierra Leone.
I have not seen a persuasive analysis to explain the difference between the three neighboring nations. But there is some indication that too many social-networks in Sierra Leona may still be in denial. Community engagement and organization are widely thought to be what turned-the-curve in Liberia.
On Tuesday a subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on fighting Ebola in West Africa. You can see/hear a video of the hearing and read the prepared testimony at the committee’s website.
I probably will not prepare a new sitrep this weekend as I have the last few weekends. A couple of new “day job” assignments are going to take a serious commitment through mid-February. I may be a bit AWOL from HLSWatch. We’ll see.