In Life and Death, Thomas Eric Duncan Exposed Severe Gaps in Anti-Ebola Efforts on Both Sides of the Atlantic

October 9, 2014 10:25 PM

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In Life and Death, Thomas Eric Duncan Exposed Severe Gaps in Anti-Ebola Efforts on Both Sides of the Atlantic

How can you prosecute a man hanging onto a lifeline from an infectious disease? According to news reports published last week, that's precisely what Liberia vowed to do to Thomas Eric Duncan -- the first patient diagnosed with Ebola while on US soil -- if he ever made it back to the country. Duncan died on Wednesday from Ebola related complications.

His tragic demise should represent a prick on the conscience of those who threatened prosecution. This is the same kind of insensitive scaremongering that has driven people underground, afraid to cooperate with authorities. With more than 3,000 Ebola-related deaths reported, double the number of inf...

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