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The Choice

Nancy Gibbs
Dec. 11, 2014

Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, says the proverb, but rather the hero’s heart. Maybe this is true in any battle; it is surely true of a war that is waged with bleach and a prayer. For decades, Ebola haunted rural African villages like some mythic monster that every few years rose to demand a human sacrifice and then returned to its cave. It reached the West only in nightmare form, a Hollywood horror that makes eyes bleed and organs dissolve and doctors despair because they have no cure…

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