Following an emergency meeting in Geneva today, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an international public health emergency after experts revealed the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa can also be caught by white people.
It comes as the United States considered the ethics of continuing to ignore the crisis despite recent evidence that white people can catch the disease and are just as capable of dying from it as black people.
The State Department has also repeated an earlier instruction from American health authorities, warning US citizens to avoid travelling to countries that contain large numbers of black people – such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Jamaica and some parts of Detroit.
However, health experts have questioned the State Department advice as an overreaction, saying Jamaica is not actually in the region of Africa affected by the deadly disease.
And some international experts on infectious diseases have even gone further, saying Jamaica isn’t in Africa at all.
In response, a spokesperson for the State Department said:
“Jamaica isn’t in Africa? Are you sure?”
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Well, the sloppy way the CDC operates in allowing anthrax and other live viruses to be freely available and the fact that far, far more money is spent on weapons and war while the 2 charities are struggling on their own with the governments of some of the poorest nations on the earth does show their concern and commitment. As for ethics? Perhaps they think that resides in Africa like Detroit and Jamaica. PS Did they know where Africa is on the map? I believe some politicians think it is a country! They need a geography lesson and definitely one in morals and ethics.
Lots of folks who run across this will cringe either because they believed it would not effect them, or because they realize or are reminded that this is actually how a lot of people think.
Or is it also the realisation that Ebola affects rich people too, and the panic that it might find it’s way to rich countries? The truth is that rich people get flown by private medical jet to a fully equipped hospital where they have a pretty good chance of survival, whilst poor people will just die and their bodies dumped in the street. It’s not only about skin colour… or is it about skin colour at all?
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That ought to wake up a lot of people as they genuinely think that they can’t be affected – the rich really do think that they are safe and that even if they caught this dreaded, awful disease, they would safe.
Unfortunately, anyone can catch Ebola if in contact with anyone from Africa (or Detroit), or various other countries that are trying to keep it quiet.
Some will not die from this disease, but thousands will and that includes the rich and “famous” should this spread – and it’s not fussy who it invades, who can get better and who will die in agony just like the poor.
Or do they have the antidote?
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Funny, but thought provoking…
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“Bring out yer dead”