• The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

    6 days ago - By The Atlantic

    Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin At 6 o'clock in the morning, shortly after the sun spills over the horizon, the city of Kikwit doesn't so much wake up as ignite. Loud music blares from car radios. Shops fly open along the main street. Dust-sprayed jeeps and motorcycles zoom eastward toward the town's bustling markets or westward toward Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's capital city. The air starts to heat up, its molecules vibrating with absorbed energy. So, too, the city. To...
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