The Grinch Stole Christmas in Sierra Leone

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 Members of a burial team remove the body of a 30-year-old man from the Race Course area in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
Photo: Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post

Sierra Leone is still getting pummeled hard by its raging Ebola epidemic, with three times more new infections recorded last week than Guinea and Liberia combined. And now, the continued havoc wrought by the disease has claimed yet another victim: Christmas. Soldiers will be deployed in the country’s streets throughout the holidays, escorting anyone who dares venture out back to their homes in an effort to contain the epidemic. Bah, humbug.