Allyson Pollock is a physician and expert in public health and serves as professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary University of London. Previously she had founded and served as first director of the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for International Public Health Policy.
She’s uniquely qualified to add a critical perspective to the African public health environment which has been so critically impacted by the Ebola epidemic.
Here she looks at the outbreak in conversation with Sharmini Peries, executive producer for the always-informative Real News Network:
Ebola: A Disease of Extraordinary Poverty
From the transcript:
PERIES: Allyson, what is great about the virus today is that if you contract this virus, you have a 55 percent chance that you will die from it. What is happening to the other 45? Why are they surviving? Is it conditions or is it the virus?
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