[act-ma] Capitalism Fuels Spread of Deadly Disease Ebola - Friday night

Boston Militant Labor Forum bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 8 04:29:52 PDT 2014

Capitalism Fuels Spread of Deadly Disease Ebola
"In the medical response to Ebola, Cuba is punching far above its weight," Washington Post, October 4
Friday, October 10, 7:30 pm
Over 4,000 people have died from the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.   The center of the epidemic is rural Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, among the poorest nations worldwide. It is spreading to densely populated major cities, where the vast majority lack access to modern sanitation or health care. The Ebola virus is a threat almost exclusively in sub-Saharan Africa, where economic and social conditions for the vast majority, many of whom live on less than $1 a day, pave the way for recurring out-breaks and their spread.          Because Ebola epidemics don’t pose a direct threat outside Africa and don’t provide opportunity for profit, the development of medical treatment and a vaccine over the years has stalled for lack of funds.         The revolutionary government of Cuba has sent over 400 medical professionals to West Africa. This is the largest number of medical personnel being sent to West Africa from anywhere in the world. Come to a discussion. 13 Bennington St., 2nd floor, East Boston 617-569-9169 bostonmlf at yahoo.com Suggested donation $5 Traducción al español  Come early and browse in the book center.Visit  themilitant.com  and  pathfinderpress.com  for news, analysis, and booksT Blue Line to Maverick Station, bus or walk five blocks down Meridian to Bennington at Liberty Plaza traffic circle.

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