It is definitely a throwback to the Swine Flu heyday, and raging Republican hypocrisy.
Much as the uncompassionate conservative crowd wants to reverse history and disprove science altogether … when they are physically sick.
The Ebola virus has had some serious competition for news attention, what with Putin, Putin, Putin, the summit in Wales that President Obama attended, Mideast ceasefiring, The Presidential Tan Suit and immigration reform.
A riveting story emerged from the Americans infected or touched by the virus that Ebola keeps busily spreading, mostly on the African continent.
The story of the medical missionary and wife's [the Writebols] experience with deadly Ebola in Africa, where the virus is counting up deaths day by day and Big Pharma got busy on an immunization and a cure. An experimental drug was used to bring her back to a normal life.
From the L.A. Times:
The Writebols had left their North Carolina home last year for missionary work at a clinic in Liberia, where Nancy’s duties included disinfecting staff entering or leaving the Ebola treatment area. After three weeks at Emory, where she said she received amazing care, Writebol was released Aug. 19. She has been spending time with her husband at an undisclosed location.
It must be a nightmare to hear that you've contracted one of the most deadly viral illnesses -- that has no officially ready experimental drugs to try. Teams around the country are now doing their best to come up with a cure, and meanwhile
Writebol described how she fell ill with what she thought was malaria and was treated for that disease in Liberia. As a precaution, she was also tested for Ebola. When the tests showed she had the disease, she said her heart sank.
Her husband came toward her after the diagnosis “to give me a hug,” Writebol said. “I said: ‘David, it’s going to be OK, it’s really going to be OK.’
And she was right.