Laurie Garrett


Facing Death Without Spreading Disease

Sierra Leone’s traditional burial practices spread Ebola, and officials struggle to count the toll.


I’m Back From Liberia and Under a (Self-Imposed) Quarantine in Brooklyn

Throughout my 29-hour journey home from the West African Ebola epidemic, one question lurked in the back of my mind: How will America greet me? ...


Liberia Is Stiffing Its Contact Tracers as Ebola Epidemic Continues

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Some 600 angry Ebola workers surrounded Liberia's Ministry of Health Monday demanding back pay dating from early September. The ministry employees who ...


Ebola Was Here

MONROVIA, Liberia — Promised by U.S. President Barack Obama in early September, the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU), built by the United States Army 101st Airborne ...


The Pulpit Takes On a Plague

MONROVIA, Liberia — The pews were packed in Bethel Cathedral of Hope on Sunday, as some 600 well-dressed Liberians prayed for an end to the ...


Journey to the Center of an Epidemic

MONROVIA, Liberia — The journey to Liberia tests the mettle of any American wanting to help the nation in its Ebola crisis. The trek really ...


How to Shut Down a Country and Kill a Disease

With every passing day the absence of a powerful international response to West Africa's Ebola epidemic allows the horror to grow, pushing the nightmares in ...


How to Keep Ebola Out of Your Neighborhood

Since Thomas Eric Duncan entered the United States from Liberia on Sept. 20 and was diagnosed with Ebola on Sept. 30, Americans have been wracked ...


Obamacare May Hold the Key to Saving the U.S. from Ebola

Fear of Ebola has been climbing steadily in the United States since Tuesday's announcement that a Liberian traveler in Dallas, Thomas Eric Duncan, was diagnosed ...

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About Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett is senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Pulitzer Prize winning science writer.

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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The Liberal Fallacy of the Cuba Deal

The Liberal Fallacy of the Cuba Deal

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