Some Doctors Have More Borders Than Others


White docs and nurses returning from Ebola countries are getting a crash course in how blacks are treated in this country. Go save lives in Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia and you come back here as an honorary West African. Your temperature gets taken by some airport baggage handler, and Gov. Christie locks you in a tent in a hospital parking lot with a port-a-potty and little heat. Volunteers anyone?

Yes, of course I understand the necessity for strong measures in the face of an active case of the illness, but this nurse had no symptoms, not even an elevated temperature once she was removed from the airless airport back room where she was held and questioned for hours and became flushed and sweaty. And if there was that much concern, why was she not sent to Emory or Nebraska where facilities are in place until her situation was sorted out?


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