posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 05:20 PM
a reply to: Nyiah
Well its not like those countries dont have doctors. Its just that they are working in our countries for better pay and living conditions. I would
rather see these countries pick themselves up rather than depend on the mercy and consideration of our countries when ever something happens.
Instead of sending doctors in times of need, why not train their people to become doctors there in times of peace. Why not send teachers and
instructional materials when a difference can be made so they can build themselves up?
Its not a "screw you" argument. This is basic epidemiology. My sister studied Epidemiology at Cornell and we have talked about it allot. You limit
cross contamination from different populations. Do you know that half of the doctors without borders that went or are in Africa have gotten Ebola and
are now being treated in their home countries?
There have already been cross contamination issues. Most cases in our home countries are from people who go to help and end up needing help back home
themselves. They then get others sick. If we keep playing with fate, weighing high ideals over common sense, we will have MILLIONS of potential cases
at home eventually.
You build up third world countries to take care of themselves. You dont live giving pity for them and endangering your own people. That isnt noble.
You also dont run to put a band aid on a gaping mortal wound. You treat the patients you can save. Thats basic triage.
Right now, logic is more noble than naivety. It wont cause near as many lives in the process of giving arbitrary help that isnt really effective. What
is being done is just comfort work for already sick people or dialogue with authorities, telling them things they already know. Its not like we are
sending a miracle cure over there. Their lives arent worth less than ours, sure. OUR lives arent worth less than theirs either.
edit on 10 17 2014 by tadaman because: (no reason given)