Episode

12/15 What the Ebola Crisis Tells Us About the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Global South w/ Dr. Paul Farmer

December 15, 2020

Sam hosts Dr. Paul Farmer to discuss his new book, Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History, and how colonialism’s legacy damages our ability to fight infectious disease. Sam and Dr. Farmer discuss the history of epidemics in the global south and how the coronavirus pandemic response in America has shown the west’s failures to invest in public health and the medical resources necessary to combat a pandemic infectious disease. 

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