The moment I saw a photograph of Jesse Jackson with Nowai Korkoya, mother of Thomas Eric Duncan (who hasn’t seen her son in 12 years), it was clear that Jackson was confident that he’d found a payday.
Duncan who died yesterday of the Ebola virus, lied on his Liberian exit application about his exposure to the virus and traveled to the United States putting hundreds, maybe thousands at risk hoping to save his own life. Unfortunately, for Duncan, his actions backfired.
Duncan’s family grieving the loss of a loved one and under the direction of Jackson, are upset with the alleged quality of medical care Duncan received.
Weighing a lawsuit, they are claiming “unfair” treatment that translates to Duncan who is Black and Ashoka Mukpo, who is Caucasian received different medical care.
I hate the words, “unfair”, “forward” and “inequality.”
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Duncan’s nephew Joe Weeks told ABC News that he felt uncle had received “unfair” medical treatment and that Duncan did not receive the same treatment as Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo who is currently undergoing treatment in a Nebraska hospital.
He said the family questioned why Duncan was not moved to Emory University Hospital, where two American health workers were successfully treated after becoming infected with Ebola in Liberia.
‘No one has died of Ebola in the U.S. before. This is the first time,’ Weeks told ABC News. ‘We need all the help we can get.’
Weeks said hospital officials told the family they had all the experience needed to treat Duncan.
Weeks also said the family was frustrated that Duncan was not given donated blood from Ebola survivors. Weeks said hospital officials told the family ‘that the blood wasn’t a match.’
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“No one has died of Ebola in the U.S. before. This is the first time…” While I recognize that Joe Weeks is grieving, he missed the boat on this one and goes back to the mindset that people in Africa and some here in the United States believe that America brought the Ebola virus to their shores.
While Duncan’s nephew accuses the hospital of not having the experience to treat his uncle, other family members spoke highly of the community and support groups (although some may be backtracking about now).
‘We feel he didn’t get the medicine and treatment for the disease because he’s African and they don’t consider him as important as the other three,’ said Josephus Weeks, his nephew.
Not so, the hospital says.
Since the drugs are still experimental, individual hospitals have to file the paperwork with the Food and Drug Administration for permission to use them….
First, if the family under the guidance of one looking for a payday pursues this, they are in for one heck of a fight.
Second, Duncan lied on his exit documents in Monrovia, Liberia.
Third, this is new territory for doctors in the United States.
Fourth, anyone receiving medical treatment for the Ebola virus at this time in the United States is nothing more than a lab rat.
Five Americans contracted the Ebola virus, two died, three survived.
As for the medication ZMapp, there is none but Jackson as expected is questioning the veracity of those claims in spite of the fact that for weeks there have been numerous media reports on the shortage of this treatment.
Rev Jackson claimed that the treatment Duncan received contributed to his sad end.
He questioned whether there was really no more ZMapp left and why Duncan has received a drug that had never been tested on Ebola patients before, instead.
‘All I do know is that Mr Duncan received late treatment and not the best drug. They say that there is no more ZMapp. It’s hard for me to believe that there’s only enough ZMapp to treat two people in all of America….
If Duncan had died without receiving the other treatment (brincidofovir), Jackson would still be out there spewing racist nonsense.
The race baiter, desperate for relevance, is starting something; we do not need people flying in from Africa or crossing our borders hoping to get in on a payday.
Finally, it takes several months to make ZMapp, which by the way is not a cure for Ebola; are these people in this country legally; and Jesse, why aren’t you taking on Black on Black crime.
Oh, I forgot. There’s no profit to be made in Black men killing each other.