The Ebola outbreak in Congo is in its 12th month, mirroring the the West African Ebola outbreak that ravaged Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leon in 2014. Then, it took years for the World Health Organization to raise enough money to end the outbreak.
Comparatively, within days of the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in France there was nearly $1 million in donations for the rebuild.
As workers prepare to remove the toxic lead in preparation for renovation work at the cathedral to resume on August 19th.
An article in the New York post thinks it has, primarily because of the lead, but it doesn’t mention that work will start again on the 19th of August. However the article makes some interesting points.
For instance, a long time after her death in 1431, Joan of Arc was beatified here by Pope Pius X in 1909.
French officials have said work at Notre Dame will restart on August 19th after the installation of new decontamination zones at the cathedral. Workers will also be subject to tougher protocols to avoid tracking lead in and out of the site.
Paris authorities ordered last month a deep clean and removal of hazardous substances at schools near Notre Dame which was seriously damaged in the April 15 blaze.
The Guardian has apologized for suggesting that a photo of some people in front of the Notre Dame fire in April was faked. However the photograph was captioned with incomplete information.