Monday, April 14, 2014

Outside the narrative

Wall Street Journal news report on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia --

On Friday, in place of the cleric giving the weekly sermon, a medical official spoke at one of Jeddah's main mosques to brief listeners about how to avoid transmitting MERS.

Public health trumping religious practice, at least for a day. Not the standard expectation for Saudi Arabia.