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Omar El Akkad

Technology Reporter

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Ebola: Behind the experimental drugs

As Canada prepares to ship out as many as 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine, it is also preparing to hand off to international medical experts the gut-wrenching decisions about who in West Africa will receive an injection that could protect against the deadly virus – or cause unanticipated and dangerous side effects

Aug 13, 2014

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Omar El Akkad has been with the Globe since 2005. Prior to becoming the newspaper's technology reporter, he worked at the Ottawa bureau and the Toronto desk. He has also reported from foreign assignments in Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan. He is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award for Investigative reporting and the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for young Canadian journalists, and has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. He is a graduate of Queen's University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing.

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