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Les Roberts - "Day 39: The plural of anecdote is not data"

Les Roberts – Freetown, Sierra Leone - November 12th, 2014

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Day 39: The plural of anecdote is not data

This past week, I was assessing the completeness of the main case listing database (a sensitivity analysis) which involved going to villages and asking if there had been any suspected cases in the village during the month of October. 629 more words

Les Roberts - "Day 31: Putting the mean in quarantine"

Les Roberts – Freetown, Sierra Leone - November 4th, 2014

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Day 31: Putting the mean in quarantine

I had breakfast yesterday with a former student from many years ago at Hopkins. 367 more words

Les Roberts - "Day 26: Paranoia may destroy ya!"

Les Roberts – Freetown, Sierra Leone – October 30th, 2014

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Day 26: Paranoia may destroy ya!

Yesterday, as I rolled into the hotel parking lot, the guard at the gate took my temperature for perhaps the eight time that day. 286 more words

Les Roberts - "Day 23: The building next door is on fire!"

Les Roberts – Freetown, Sierra Leone – October 27th, 2014

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Day 23: The building next door is on fire! But fire is dangerous, so anyone who enters will have to be quarantined in there for 21 days after the fire ends. 706 more words

Les Roberts - "Day 18: The Departure of Hurricane Katrina"

Les Roberts – Freetown, Sierra Leone – October 22nd, 2014

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Day 18: The Departure of Hurricane Katrina

There are few upsides to this Ebola outbreak. 1,093 more words

Les Roberts - "Day 13: Bias, bias everywhere, but not a chance to think."

Les Roberts – Freetown, Sierra Leone – October 17th, 2014

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Day 13: Bias, bias everywhere, but not a chance to think.

Great news.  I was meant to have dinner with the two top guys here from CDC but they had to cancel to have a conference call with Tom Frieden. 913 more words

Les Roberts - "Day 10: Leaving Columbia to be at peace with Columbia"

Les Roberts – Freetown, Sierra Leone – October 14th, 2014

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Day 10: Leaving Columbia to be at peace with Columbia

I am constantly struggling with being an academic at a time when there is work to be done in the world. 682 more words