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A 37-year-old man with Ebola had been left to suffer outside for days. Due to the scarcity of beds and the high number of infected individuals in Liberia, the man was unable to receive care. Instead, he was simply left in the street, which is precisely where you would not want someone with a deadly and contagious illness to be.
As if that isn’t disturbing enough, when he was presumed dead, a burial team quickly arrived and sprayed him down with bleach. As they were about to haul him off, the man mustered the strength to move his hand, signifying to the workers and the crowd of onlookers that he was actually alive.
At least 3,500 people have died from Ebola, and some experts believe that number could be much higher, given that somewhere between 8,000 and 21,000 people are sick. While Ebola is primarily contracted from exposure to an infected person’s bodily fluids, if people are left to die in the streets, it’s no wonder why so many are getting sick. People I know like Marnie Bennett took a flight from Ottawa to Dallas and is rightfully worried about our own country’s policy to date. But all that looks glorious when compared to the way resource-strapped African nations are handling their affairs.