My mother went to school with her and was pretty shaken up. Apparently Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh physically restrained Mr. Sawyer (Ground Zero patient for Ebola in Nigeria) from leaving the hospital. She’s paid the ultimate price because people wouldn’t help her get the help she needed.
We - Nigerians and the rest of the world - need to honor her keeping her Hippocratic oath and for keeping Nigeria safer than it would have been if Mr. Sawyer had been allowed to leave.
But just wanted to call out this quote from article:
The U.S. Census Report finds that 50 million Americans are poor. Fifty million voters is a powerful block if they ever organized in an effort to pursue their common economic goals. So, it’s crucial that those in the wealthiest One Percent keep the poor fractured by distracting them with emotional issues like immigration, abortion and gun control so they never stop to wonder how they got so screwed over for so long.
The plight of the two missionaries helped draw attention to a deadly outbreak that had been spreading for months in West Africa without much awareness in the rest of the world. Jeremy and Brian Writebol said they and their mother wondered whether her illness might have been part of a divine plan.
Basically: the world didn’t know and/or care that hundreds were dying in West Africa until two white people got sick. Now they are getting treated and getting better while West Africans hoard hand sanitizer and surgical gloves and then hold their breath and cross their fingers.
“But as Ebola spreads, pharmaceutical giants are sitting this one out. That’s mainly because treating a disease that affects a relatively small number of people who typically don’t have a lot of money doesn’t offer a great return on investment for profit-driven companies, experts told The Huffington Post Tuesday. It’s unclear how much profit it would take to get Big Pharma interested in finding an Ebola cure, but right now such a project could well be a money-loser, they said.”—
In case you don’t believe that institutional racism is a thing, let me point to the general lack of interest in finding good, affordable treatments for hemorrhagic fevers by the people with the funding and infrastructure to make a difference relatively quickly. Fucking sociopathic wankers.