Coping with Disease on a Global Population

Obama on Ebola crisis: ‘We must be guided by facts not fear’

  • President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola.
  • In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office after she was cured of Ebola. He says the other nurse who contracted Ebola is also improving.
    President Barack Obama greets Nina Pham

  • Obama is praising New York’s quick reaction to its first Ebola case. He says he’s promised local officials any federal help they need.
  • Obama is reminding Americans they can’t contract Ebola unless they come into direct contact with a patient’s bodily fluids.
  • The president says the U.S. can beat the disease if it remains vigilant. He says the best way to stop it is at its source in West Africa. » The AP article – October 26, 2014

  • The New York Times – Learning Network – Fighting Disease: Researching the History and Biology of Vaccines
    Overview | What is a vaccine, and why do we need them? How do vaccines work, and how were they developed? In this lesson, students gauge their previous knowledge about vaccines. They then explore the history and biology of vaccines and create educational posters on the nature of vaccines and public opinions about them.
    Go to this Health and Building Society Lesson.
  • Related Lesson – Nothing to Sneeze At

    Enlisting (Thai) villagers in 2006 flu battle – set a global example  “Thailand ha(d) mobilized about 750,000 volunteers (under the Thaksin government) one for every 15 rural households.” ‘This is something that all over the world we’ve been trying to promote. And this is probably the best example that I’ve ever seen.’ said William Aldis, the representative of the World Health Organization in Thailand.” Go to the article – By Thomas Fuller – International Herald Tribune

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LFS Lessons are sponsored by The Learning Foundation an American non-profit organization which has developed programs to encourage independent thinking for over 30 years. The Foundation also has a training center and a reforestation project on an 8 acre site in the Northeast of Thailand. My name is Keerock Rook and I have been involved with the Foundation since its inception. I edit most of the lessons.