I work in an office building 204 miles from the Dallas hospital where Thomas Eric Duncan died earlier this month, marking the first Ebola diagnosis and fatality in North America. The conversations among coworkers that day veered far from the normal topics to discussions of life and death ethics.

Last week, 43 people who had direct contact with Duncan were released from quarantine in good health. Two nurses who’d been infected with Ebola while caring for Duncan have both recovered. Yet this…  [more]