"I Think This Is a Pine Tree" by Katharina Grosse
As seen at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Germany
Andy Warhol was born this day in 1928. Who do you think he would paint if here were alive today?
[Andy Warhol. Double Elvis. 1963.]
Beauty Contest, 1960
There’s a lot of misinformation out there. Here’s the scoop on a few of the myths circulating about this viral disease.
1. Ebola has killed a lot of people.
Ebola has a high fatality rate, killing many people who are infected with the virus, but there still haven’t been very many deaths from Ebola overall. It’s caused approximately 4000 infections and 2400 deaths since the first outbreak was recorded in 1976. That’s an average of 64 people per year over 38 years. In contrast, malaria kills more than 600,000 people every year, or about 68 people per hour. Ebola is exotic, frightening and headline-worthy when the virus surfaces in humans, but it’s not even a blip on the list of the world’s most important killers. If you want to worry about a cause of death, look to car accidents, influenza or even lightning strikes — all are bigger worldwide killers than Ebola.