Ebola doesn’t discriminate neither should medical personnel

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This is the question that I hate to ask, but it really needs to be addressed.  What is going on with the treatment for the Ebola virus?  Can it be that the treatment is melanin-resistant?  And the reason I’m asking is that the outcomes for those treated were so drastically different.

Thomas Eric Duncan presented himself at Texas Presbyterian Hospital on September 25, 2014, and was sent home even after he told medical personnel that he had traveled from Liberia.  Yes, the same Liberia that has been in the spotlight all over the world due to the deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus and its possible global implications if it isn’t contained.

Then when he went back to the hospital, by this time terribly ill, days went by before he was given an experimental treatment.  Oddly, two humanitarian workers who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia were treated with an experimental drug almost immediately when they were flown back to the United States.  Both workers’ health improved after the treatment.

Both of them were on a noble mission risking their lives to help others, both were going over and above the c all of duty, both received top-notch medical treatment, and both just happened to be white.  If, even in the onset of a possible universal outbreak, color cannot be put aside, race relations are in an even more deplorable state then we knew.

Let us keep those suffering with this virus, as well as their family and friends, in our prayers.  And let us all take this opportunity to remember that people are people and we should all be afforded the same quality of care in the time of illness.  I thank you.

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3 Responses to “Ebola doesn’t discriminate neither should medical personnel”

  1. auntynini Says:

    My opinion on the Duncan case:
    http://furfeathersntales.com/2014/10/09/why-the-duncan-case-matters-and-why-jesse-jackson-is-ruining-it/

    • Pamela Kay Noble Brown Says:

      Your post is spot on auntynini.

      • auntynini Says:

        Yes, I think so. Thank you. I have been following the Duncan case very closely. If you read my post on violence, I also called out the WHO for not transporting a handful of African doctors out of country for better care. The excuse? No resources. That is truly disingenuous. The death rate among African health workers is appalling and it is because of the WHO. This Ebola outbreak reminds of Katrina in too many ways to count.

        Thank you for reading my post.

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