Ebola : Stigma and Western Conspiracy
In West Africa, a curse has hit its shores and terrain, and is taking the lives of its inhabitants in untold numbers. Its name is Ebola and it has claimed the lives of 11,000 Africans; and over 30,000 have been infected. Since its first outbreak in 1976, Ebola has destroyed families, ruined economies, and rendered women widows, and children orphans. The World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Doctors Without Borders or Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), are overwhelmed. Ebola has no cure! Experimental drugs, rehydration, safe burials, and quarantine, are the only answers yet. The fatality rate is 90% and the mortality rate hovers around 54% and 62%! Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are bedeviled by the curse of Ebola. As Africans continue to die of Ebola, Westerners who contract the disease are cured! Why are Africans dying of the disease and Americans who contract it living? Is there a conspiracy to let Africans who contract the disease die? Thomas Eric Duncan who did not display the symptoms of Ebola when he arrived in the U.S. dies in Dallas at the Texas Presbyterian Hospital, unsaved! Months before, three Americans who contracted the disease lived! Dr. Martin Salia, a Sierra Leonean doctor who lives in the U.S. contracts the disease in Sierra Leone and returns to the U.S. only to die of the disease! Where is the cure that saved the lives of Americans that can't save Africans? This book unravels the mysteries surrounding the experimental drug, Zmapp, and why it can't save the lives of Africans but can save Americans! Countries like Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali, that also experienced the curse of Ebola, are discussed to see how they contained and eradicated the disease from their shores, and declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization. The influence of colonial masters and how they set the stage for future problems in West Africa, is also discussed in this book. As the scourge, snare and stigma associated with Ebola continues, Africans are left to bear the brunt, at home and abroad. The already stigmatized African is faced with another humiliating stigma that he must survive in his chosen diaspora! The book takes a digressive look at the ongoing police brutality and the continuous killing of unarmed black men in the U.S. and how grand juries across the U.S., do not charge the homicidal police officers. The book also takes a keen look at the testy and volatile relationship between police and black communities across the U.S. The link between Ebola and police brutality and the killing of unarmed black men in the U.S. are discussed in details, in this intriguing book. The unimportance of the lives of blacks, in the U.S. is compared to the stigma suffered by Africans because of Ebola.
- Paperback | 241 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.48mm | 444.52g
- 09 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations