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Welcome ‘Uncle Sam’

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Welcome ‘Uncle Sam’

By now, well-meaning Liberians of all walks of life owe heartfelt gratitude to U.S President Barrack Obama and the American people for the manner and form they are intervening in the current health crisis with which they are confronted.

 

Ebola: Hailing the progress

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Ebola: Hailing the progress

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been regarded deadliest ever to date. The World Health Organization or WHO has even declared the current outbreak of the disease- a viral illness of which the initial symptoms can include a sudden fever, intense weakness, muscle pain and a sore throat, as an international health emergency, owing to its high and growing fatalities of more than 2,461 deaths up to mid-September in the region. Of the 2,461 deaths in the region, Liberia has a total of 1, 424- a figure which concerns deaths in confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola, according to  the latest update released midweek by the Liberian Ministry of health and Social Welfare.

 

Abandoning Liberia in crisis is unpatriotic

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Abandoning Liberia in crisis is unpatriotic

When the second outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease or EVD first hit Liberia in March of this year and started to spread at an alarming rate, many Liberians, especially public officials left the country unceremoniously. In the wake of a national response of the disease, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf publicly issued a directive, regarding restrictions on foreign travels, but some officials of the Liberian Government chose to ignore the President, especially those without excuse.

 

Good attempt LNP, but….

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Good attempt LNP, but….

The Liberia National Police has acknowledged the alarming and increased number of armed robbery cases in Monrovia and its environs. Since the imposition of current night time curfew to “buttress the ongoing battle against the deadly Ebola virus disease”, the heinous and terrorizing crime has been on the high increase.

 

Politics for now is useless

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Politics for now is useless

The National Task Force on Ebola, established and chaired by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf since its  establishment on July 26 this year, continues to be criticized not only for its inability to adequately respond to the current health crisis, but also its composition. Its critics continue to suggest that politicians, including the President of Liberia, are assigned dominant roles, while the role of medical practitioners are just nominal when, in fact they should be at the forefront.

 
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