Day 3

The Hot Zone Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What does C.J. Peters tell The Washington Post and why?

    Part of Peters' job, as he sees it, is to quell panic. So when he tells the Post that his people aren't panicked about Ebola, he's misleading them — but he's also trying to keep the public calm while the Army neutralizes the threat. This impulse — to lie to the public — is well-intentioned, but many students will view it as unethical. He is also likely trying to protect the Army's reputation by indicating that everything is well under control. In fact, the operation has barely begun.

  2. 2

    Why is Jerry surprised to see a Hazleton worker in the monkey facility? Why is the worker surprise to see him?


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