John Sutter, CNN
- The world’s response to Ebola is its own tragedy, writes CNN’s John Sutter
- He argues race and geography play a role in the inaction
- Kofi Annan: If Ebola hit another region, “it probably would have been handled very differently”
- The United Nations has asked for $1 billion to fight the spread of the virus. As of Friday, October 17th, it had collected only $100,000 — or 0.01%. An additional $20 million has been pledged but not received, according to CNN Money. “We need to turn pledges into action,” the U.N.’s Ban Ki-moon told reporters. “We need more doctors, nurses, equipment, treatment centers.”
- Liberia, meanwhile, which is hardest hit by the virus, says it requires 2.4 million boxes of protective gloves — and 85,000 body bags, to be able to fight the virus in the next six months. Currently, it only has 18,000 boxes of gloves and less than 5,000 body bags.