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The Ebola epidemic warned us what was coming. Why didn’t we listen?

I sat with more than 200 Liberians as they processed lessons from Ebola—lessons the west has still not learned

A girl walks past a slogan painted on a wall reading "Stop Ebola" in Monrovia on August 31, 2014. Liberia on August 30, 2014 said it would deny permission for any crew to disembark from ships at the country's four seaports until the Ebola epidemic ravaging west Africa was under control. AFP PHOTO/DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo by Dominique FAGET / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP via Getty Images)

The Ebola cemetery is one of the quietest places in Liberia. It is known as Disco Hill. That may sound like some sort of cruel joke, but it was named long before, for the gunfire battles that took place there during the Liberian civil war, in which two rebel factions…

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