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Aid Workers In Short
Supply As Ebola Grips Liberia

National Public Radio, by Nurith Aizenman

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/25/2014 3:42:07 PM

Sheldon Yett is UNICEF´s lead man in Liberia. Over a long career he´s been in the thick of all sorts of crises — wars, earthquakes, epidemics. He´s seen firsthand how, when disaster strikes a poor country, aid workers and experts from all over the world flood the zone. But with the Ebola epidemic, almost no one is answering the call. "I´m astounded by how difficult it has been to get the partners we need," Yett says. "People are afraid. I can´t convince my own staff to come. It´s extremely, extremely difficult. We need skilled, qualified people here." With the number

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The UNICEF guy is puzzled why more people are not volunteering.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MONEY MAN, 8/25/2014 4:10:23 PM     (No. 9980563)

Well NO Shiite, Sherlock.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/25/2014 4:21:26 PM     (No. 9980576)

Since they were all doing it for vanity, narcissum and favorable citations by Nicholas Kristof, as Ann Coulter has informed us, perhaps her blowing the lid off the supposed racket has suddenly made them virtuous - and given them the courage to stay home as she recommends. /s

Coulter has ridded the world of the narcissum she worries so much about. She should stand up and take a bow. /s

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/26/2014 12:27:43 AM     (No. 9981188)

IF Dr. Khan, the leading expert in Ebola, gave his life to the disease, why would any sane person want to go to this hellhole to die a horrible death ?

Billions of dollars in aid to this country and they are still ignorant, while their leaders wined and dined with Zippy for more handouts.

What they need is a better quarantine.

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