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Published:August 4th, 2014 15:09 EST

Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly Should Have Self-immolated in Liberia Rather Than Risk Spreading Ebola in America

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Liberian government official has confirmed that a medical evacuation team is scheduled to fly Nancy Writebol back to the United States early Tuesday. She will receive treatment at Atlanta`s Emory University Hospital alongside one of her mission partners, Dr. Kent Brantly, who was admitted Saturday.


The American cases make headlines as dozens of African heads of state converge on Washington for the Monday opening of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, a three-day gathering hosted by President Barack Obama. Among the stated purposes: discussing how to help African nations overcome systemic challenges, including disease.

Brantly and Writebol contracted Ebola after working on the same medical mission team treating victims of the virus around Monrovia, Liberia. More than 1,300 people have been stricken, killing at least 729 of them in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone."


I have tremendous respect and admiration for medical professionals who risk their lives combating infectious and contagious diseases in Third World hellholes.

Missionary Writebol and physician Brantly should be commended for putting their lives at risk in tending to Ebola victims in West Africa.

A missionary zeal and a humanitarian imperative brings out the best in people, there are a lot of American heroes helping the poor, sick and needy in distant parts of the world.

However Brantly and Writebol displayed a shocking unconcern for their fellow Americans by agreeing to be flown back to America for treatment.

Ebola has no vaccine or antidote. Prospects for recover are much greater for Brantley and Writebol at Emory University Hospital, this prestigious medical institution follows strict infection control that hospitals in Africa just can`t match.

Granted, the chances that these two Ebola-afflicted patients will spread the virus in America are minuscule, but had they remained in Liberia it would have been zero.

If Writebol had faith in her God she would have stayed in Liberia, and prayed for healing and not have risked spreading the deadly virus to America.

If fact if Writebol and Brantly had a shred of dignity they would have self-immolated themselves in Liberia, rather risk spreading the deadly virus to America.

Where is the fear and outrage in Atlanta? Why aren`t citizens up in arms over this unconscionable decision to bring these Ebola-infected patients to America?

Shame on Writebol and Brantly, and shame on President Obama for allowing this medical catastrophe to take place.

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