The Gist: Stephen Flynn on Ebola and a lack of local investment in public health.

The Worst Place to Get Ebola Is Missouri. Why Local Matters With Public Health. 

The Worst Place to Get Ebola Is Missouri. Why Local Matters With Public Health. 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 27 2014 6:48 PM

Don’t Get Ebola in Missouri

What’s the difference between how New York City and Dallas officials handled Ebola? It’s all about the money.

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The Ebola virus up close.

Photo illustration by Slate. Public domain photo by CDC/Dr. Frederick A. Murphy.

Listen to Episode 123 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, Stephen E. Flynn, political science professor at Northeastern University, explains that the Ebola story isn’t a story of federal government incompetence. It’s the story of a lack of investment and commitment to public health at a local, county, and state level. For the Spiel, Thomas Friedman delivers a train wreck of a metaphor.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.