The Hot Zone - Part 2, Chapter 11 Shoot Out Summary & Analysis

Richard Preston
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Part 2, Chapter 11 Shoot Out Summary

Colonel C.J. Peters is holding a meeting that includes nearly every person in the world who understands the meaning of the Ebola virus, including Joe McCormick of the CDC, who had lived in a hut full of people dying of the virus in the southern Sudan in Africa. When the author writes this story years later, McCormick remembers that at this meeting he offered to help with the outbreak, while the Army contends the CDC tried to take over the operation. What is known is that McCormick's experience of living in such close proximity to people dying with Ebola convinced him that it is difficult to contract and that perhaps the Army is being overly cautious. In the end, Fred Murphy of the CDC recognizes that his organization is outgunned and backs down. The group decides...

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