CSU-Pueblo professor to study global health pandemics

Sociology professor Tim McGettigan will be studying global health issues in Thailand. Colorado State University-Pueblo sociology professor Timothy McGettigan will be studying global health issues in Thailand under a grant he received from the Fulbright Specialist Program. The study, which begins in the summer of 2015, will allow McGettigan to study global pandemics like Ebola with his colleagues at Bangkok’s Mahidol University. “We live on a crowded planet where pandemics can spread from one continent to another in only a matter of hours,” McGettigan said. “People who are afflicted with...

Has Ebola coverage gone too far?

In the past few weeks, our nation has been subjected to countless reminders about Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Media and American leaders have worked together to develop awareness of the native West African disease, all the while injecting nonmedical citizens with an uneducated, possibly unnecessary fear. Awareness of the disease and the fear that it has induced have allowed countries to prepare disaster plans and take caution when people exhibit similar symptoms, but it has also created a whole tangle of complications for hospitals and health experts dealing with the disease...