Ebola burial workers

*It’s sad to hear that we have lost the gentleman in Dallas to Ebola. Hope had been held out when we first heard his condition was critical but stable, but that hope waned after the determination changed to critical. Yesterday we learned Thomas Eric Duncan succumbed to the virus.

Damn.

We continue to try and wrap our brain around the workings of Ebola. And although so very grateful, question how some people, like the health industry workers who returned from Liberia recently with the virus, were treated and survived – yet others continue to die.

Yet and still, we probably never even considered the risk those who bury these victims face. Until now…

Team leaders for a group in two regions of Sierra Leon say the workers with this responsibility have recently chosen to go on strike, Not because of any increased fear, they already realized the risks involved in their work; but because the weekly allowance they were paid to take those risks have stopped.

Read more at EURThisNthat.