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Ebola epidemic exposes the pathology of the global economic and political system

Just read this very interesting position paper by the People's Health Movement linking the current epidemic to social determinants of health.

If you create conditions where infections fester, they will come back to haunt you.

Excerpt: "So we have an epidemic where there should be none. Routine public health measures are not routine here – they are a luxury that surface during epidemics when provided by global charities. And so the world is worried, lest the infection travels to shatter their comfortable existence. This is the downside of the globalised world that global capital had not bargained for. If you create conditions where infections fester, they will come back to haunt you."

Read the full paper here: http://www.phmovement.org/en/node/9612

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