Is The Response in Liberia Succeeding? Positive indications

The number of cases of Ebola in West Africa has been growing exponentially, and projections assume that this dynamic will continue. However, recent case reports from Liberia indicate a change. The number of new confirmed cases reported by WHO has actually diminished for five weeks in a row...

Stopping Ebola Globally and in West Africa

The response to Ebola in Africa has not stopped its growth. There isn’t expectation that the new levels of effort will stop the exponentially growing number of cases. Without changes in what we are doing, the one case in Dallas will turn into ten, then a hundred, an exponentially growing number arriving in the US...

Response to CDC Director Frieden’s Opposition to a Travel Ban

A few days ago, CDC Director Tom Frieden, explained his opposition to the use of a travel ban to combat the spread of Ebola. Here I discuss the points made by Frieden and point out that many of them are not based upon scientific evidence...

DRAFT New Ebola Response Strategy: Local Care Team Early Detection Response

The key to an effective response is to limit transmission. Quarantine requires providing food for everyone, which is the largest scale essential activity, so we focus on leveraging early detection of illness and subsequent isolation and care on the food distribution process...


An Information-Theoretic Formalism for Multiscale Structure in Complex Systems

A new NECSI paper on quantifying structure and complexity.


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