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originally posted by: Wolfie_UK
a reply to: texasgirl
I don't understand why soficrow is freaking out, I understood your post and where you are coming from, over previous years when I have heard about the ebola virus my mind goes back to that movie
Brantly knew there was an epidemic and it was out of control - that's ALL he needed to know to want his family on a plane and out of harm's way. ...He's a caring, responsible professional - why slander him? With no evidence whatsoever?
originally posted by: kosmicjack
a reply to: soficrow
I don't think it's slander to assign some humanity to him as a husband and father. I know a guy whose company helped him get home from Africa while very sick years ago. It happens and the prospect of it happening now with Ebola scares the bejeezus out of me.
I think they should halt international travel from those areas until a determined amount of time from the last reported case or as long as necessary.
originally posted by: soficrow
I don't think it was a matter of "assigning Brantly humanity as a husband and father" - that aspect of his humanity motivated him to get his family out before the epidemic really went out of control, NOT because he personally was infected. His altruism, above and beyond his humanity, was apparent in that he stayed behind because he was needed.
Azaria Marthyman, Ebola doctor, returns home to Victoria
Dr. Azaria Marthyman, a Victoria doctor who was part of a medical group that travelled to Liberia earlier this month to treat victims of the Ebola virus has returned home, while two of his U.S. colleagues infected with the deadly virus fight for their lives.
Marthyman was part of a 14-member team sent by Christian relief agency Samaritan's Purse to provide clinical care following a renewed outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.
….Both charities (Samaritan's Purse & Serving In Mission (SIM) ) announced Tuesday that they have now ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after an upsurge in the number of Ebola cases in the country.
A statement from SIM says no symptoms of Ebola are present in any of the evacuees, who are being monitored continually.
Coon Rapids family loses husband, father to Ebola virus
Ebola, the deadly virus that has killed hundreds of people in Africa, has hit home in Minnesota, where the Liberian community and a mother of three little girls is mourning the death of one of their own.
Decontee Sawyer, 34, of Coon Rapids, learned Friday that her husband, Patrick Sawyer, 40, a Liberian government worker who travels between his Minnesota family and his West African job, died from the deadly disease. Her husband last visited his Minnesota last summer and planned to return in August.
“Everyone here knows Patrick,” Decontee Sawyer said. “So everyone feels like they’ve lost their best friend. They’ve lost their brother. And everyone is angry. It’s hit home. Ebola has been in Liberia since February, and it took Patrick being knocked down by Ebola for folks here in the U.S. to wake up to how serious it is.”
“It’s not just about the poor people who didn’t know better,” she said. “People weren’t doing what they needed to do to protect themselves or to really help the people over there. But now with Patrick, everyone knows him to be an educated man and he’s a top government official. It can happen to anyone.”