Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, the two Christian Missionaries who contracted ebola after treating patients in Liberia have been released from Emory University Hospital it has been announced.
“We are tremendously pleased with Dr. Brantly and Mrs. Writebol’s recovery,” said Dr. Bruce Ribner, director of Emory’s Infectious Disease Unit. He noted that the hospital is confident their discharges pose no public health threat.
Nearly half the patients receiving medical care in the current outbreak in West Africa are surviving, CNN reported.
For Dr. Brantly’s comments visit here.
American Ebola Patients Released
With all the stories regarding celebrity deaths and such, it sure is easy to see why its hard for the old media to find some room concerning the West African Ebola epidemic.
Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer did manage to sneak in a few paragraphs on page 4 about how its going to last six more months.
As of yesterday, Aug. 15, the reported toll was 1,145 deaths and 2,127 cases of the disease.
The World Health Organization (WHO) claims the reported toll “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak.”
The New York Times, to its credit, is taking the matter seriously, as is Matt Drudge.
Other stories of interest not getting much mention is a report that Ukraine has attacked Russian troops — something denied by Russia — and leaves changing color in Pittsburgh due to record cold temperatures pretty much putting paid to all claims of global warming.
Ebola Coverage Stays Quiet
The Philadelphia area papers today, Aug. 14, continued to carry stories about a celebrity death that happened three days ago.
Meanwhile, nothing about the status of courageous Christian missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol who are fighting for their lives after contracting ebola in Liberia.
The latest reports have Mrs. Writebol and Dr. Brantly improving.
Keep them in your prayers.
Media Priorities Regarding Suffering
Obama parties while world burns
Riots have erupted in the environs of St. Louis after police in the suburb of Ferguson shot and killed an unarmed black kid named Michael Brown.
Questions and even anger are appropriate but when passersby are attacked just because they can be attacked and stores are looted just because they can be looted, the matter of Mr. Brown’s death gets buried beneath more pressing matters of right and wrong.
Just about all those rioters, if they voted, voted for Barack Obama for president. It is not unreasonable to think that he can calm things down and stop the destruction of property belonging to innocent people not to mention assaults on those people
So where is he? Why he’s golfing on Martha’s Vineyard.
Bombs are falling on Iraq, Christians are being killed by Islamic progressives; unattended children are being pushed across the Mexican border; Russia is conspiring to invade Ukraine, and may have inadvertently shot down a Malaysian jetliner as part of the conspiracy; U.S. wages are down 23 percent and a deadly disease is threatening to engulf the world.
And he’s out golfing.
For two weeks.
Way to go hipsters.
Obama Parties While World Burns