Should Bill Gates Write a Big Check to Stop Ebola?

Local residents watch as an Ebola victim is transported away by aid workers in Banjol, Liberia Photograph by Dominique Faget/AFP via Getty Images

The price tag for stopping Ebola is now $600 million. At least that’s how much United Nations officials estimate it would cost to halt the deadly epidemic still sweeping across West Africa. A month ago, the figure was just over $70 million. On Sept. 2, Tom Friedan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the window to contain the outbreak is closing.

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