posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 05:22 PM
a reply to: Violater1
I think she is an epidemiologist. My sister is one. My sister is NOT a nurse. Unless she is certified as a nurse (which is several years of training),
she doesnt have the medical knowledge to treat people. She COULD, just as a volunteer, not in an official capacity as a nurse.
I think she doesnt feel like she needs to go into quarantine since she may have not even treated people in Africa with Ebola.
Most people dont realize how many hawks are taking this opportunity to spruce up their resumes.
Just a week or two and bam, you have a bargaining piece to get into a cushy hospital system.
If they gave a few weeks, wouldnt it make sense to give a a few more if the total investment of time was no more than a month and a half?
I think these come and go people are the sort of wealthy classists who think their time is worth more than the safety of others...or even JUST the
peace of mind of others.
Also, its not like the west sends people to a crisis like this. Most times we send money. Its VERY rare to send a meaningful contingent of
professionals or for regular people to go in person. Usually we send donations and locals do the work. This is no different. There is no surge of
people going over to treat Ebola, not before the hype and not after. Its never the case so the issue over deterring aid workers from the west from
going because of quarantine is BS. There is not a huge drive to go there in person for obvious reasons and there NEVER was. These people are a
An opportunist goes for a week or two for the resume bump. A true humanitarian stays there until they are no longer needed. They are still needed.
REALLY needed. Anyone who left is just a tourist.
edit on 10 30 2014 by tadaman because: (no reason given)