The Gist: International Medical Corps, and Robin Wright on Iran negotiations.

Medical Professionals Want to Help West Africa, but Quarantines Are Discouraging Many

Medical Professionals Want to Help West Africa, but Quarantines Are Discouraging Many

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 11 2014 8:01 PM

Heroes Need Not Apply

How U.S. policy is discouraging medical professionals from joining the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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Kaci Hickox, speaking from her home after challenging the mandatory quarantine order.

Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

Listen to Episode 134 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Today on The Gist, Margaret Aguirre from the International Medical Corps explains how Ebola quarantines are hurting her organization’s efforts to recruit health care professionals. Plus, Middle East analyst Robin Wright explains the historic implications of President Obama’s nuclear weapon negotiations with Ayatollah Khamenei. Will this be the most important foreign policy breakthrough in six presidencies? For the Spiel, some mathematical insight into Pakistan’s “I Am Not Malala” Day.

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