Daily Archives: April 13, 2009

TB Scare Hits Obama's Hometown

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 “TB anywhere is TB everywhere.”   It’s a cliché, for sure, but an apt one given the headlines out of Chicago this weekend. “Doctor Possibly Exposed Hundreds to TB,” blares one news story. “Babies, Children May Be Among Those Exposed; No Other Confirmed Cases Yet.”   A first-year pediatric resident with a confirmed case of […]

Seeing an Opportunity in an Epidemic

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AIDS is not just a terrible problem to wring our hands over. It’s a unique opportunity to seek broader political and social change.   That refreshing, outside-the-box view comes from the new UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe.   In an interview with AFP, Sidibe said AIDS should be viewed as “a political opportunity to trigger profound […]