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A comment piece comparing the early response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa with that of Covid-19 in the UK, in terms of Behavioral Science

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During the early days of Ebola there seemed to be an assumption that the response to a similar outbreak of a deadly infectious disease in the UK would be very difference. In fact there are remarkable similarities.


I have knowledge and involvement of both outbreaks and was in a relatively unique position to observe the unfolding Scenario in relation to the UK outbreak of Covid -19 in comparison to the outbreak of Ebola. In terms of behavioral Science this confirms to me that 'people are people' !

jacqui boulton
King's College London

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This page is a summary of: We're all in this together, British Journal of Nursing, May 2020, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.10.546.
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