Ebola

Two-Month-Old Congo Ebola Outbreak Already Surpasses 2018’s Cases

In the six weeks since it began on June 1, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) latest Ebola outbreak in Equateur province has already reached 56 cases, surpassing the total number of cases recorded during the province’s last outbreak of the deadly disease that began two years ago, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) reported on Thursday.

A man is getting inoculated with an Ebola vaccine on November 22, 2019 in Goma. (Photo by PAMELA TULIZO / AFP) (Photo by PAMELA TULIZO/AFP via Getty Images)

Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims He ‘Saved Millions of Lives’ from Ebola

During the Democrat debate in South Carolina on Tuesday night, the candidates tried to score some points against President Donald Trump by criticizing his administration’s response to the coronavirus epidemic. Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed he played a role in saving “millions of lives” in the United States during the Ebola epidemic that occurred during the Obama administration.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives on stage for the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Charleston Gaillard Center on February 25, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. Seven candidates qualified for the debate, hosted by CBS News and Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)