The world is celebrating as Nina Pham, the nurse that first contracted Ebola while trying to take care of Thomas Duncan in Dallas has been released from the hospital and is Ebola free! Yes, the technology and medical services are available to deal with this difficult disease, and it cuts through all the chaos created by the media and brings us back to the point we have been making all along. We must develop medical infrastructure where the disease starts so that we can address the disease immediately and save lives!
Medical Ministry International was honored to be awarded a Davey Award for the second consecutive year for our Television Program, Changing Lives.
The ministry has worked very hard over the last few years to increase the visibility of Medical Ministry International and have been blessed greatly by our partnership with Cooke Pictures. We share this award with Phil Cooke and his team as together the message of the poor is reaching those that have the ability to help MMI.
We have spent the last few weeks discussing the issue of Ebola with various media outlets, etc. The panic that is currently taking place is unwarranted and yet the media continues to infuse hysteria into the country. We do not have an outbreak of Ebola in the United States. There are two nurses that have come into contact with the a dying patient and have contracted the disease. That is it. There is no question that there have been processes and protocols that have not worked or have not been followed correctly that lead to these nurses getting Ebola. It’s tragic and needs to be addressed, but there is no need to get all worked up. I was so impressed with Shepard Smith’s commentary that I want to share the full statement with you. Shepard Smith gives you the straight facts…
The front line battle for disease continues forward. The recent Ebola issues in the United States are highlighting the need for addressing the disease not only in the US., but also at the point where it originates. The recent verification that a nurse has been infected while caring for the patient that died in Dallas is an example of how serious this disease can be to treat. The details are still unclear, but it sounds like this nurse came into contact with the disease during the process where protective gear is removed after the patient has been given care. We don’t know this for sure, but it seems to be what has been communicated to us by the CDC. It highlights the levels of danger that medical teams must face when trying to take care of those they serve. These people are heroes in scrubs and if you didn’t know it before, you should now!