U.S. ready to take the lead in Ebola fight

Related American Ideals:

- Opportunity

- Rights


President Obama recently announced an upgrade on the contributions from the US on the Ebola virus outbreak.  The United States will be sending medical supplies, troops, and additional healthcare workers to countries in need of extra help in preventing and caring for those infected.  The outbreak of the virus began in West Africa and has been multiplying ever since.  Even in Liberia, no open hospital beds are open for patients who are infected with the virus and seek medical help.  In all, Ebola has killed over 2,400 people and the cases are multiplying still.  In addition to sending more workers, the US is also creating more training facilities so that other medical employees can be trained to care for patients with the virus.  So far, the US has donated over $100,000 to the cure, and plan to generously put more money in funds in the future.  

How Do the Ideals Relate?

               This article relates to the American Ideal of opportunity.  The United States is one of the wealthiest and most developed countries in the world.  Despite being so fortunate, some countries in the world are in conditions of the exact opposite.  In these countries, the Ebola virus broke out, and many of the hospitals and healthcare centers here do not have enough room or medicine to care for all the victims.  The US is stepping up, as a developed country, and providing other less-fortunate countries with the supplies and workers that they need to fight the virus.  The United States is giving other countries the opportunity to thrive and care for the people who need help.  

               In addition to giving these countries opportunities to help cease the spread of the virus, we also are giving the people in these countries rights.  According to the US, everyone, regardless of wealth, race or gender, deserves proper care in health situations.  Everyone deserves the right to proper care and doctors to help cure them and help them live, no matter where they are in the world.  With the US sending experienced health care workers, we are giving the affected countries access to technology that they may have not have gotten if we had not reached out.  Some of these medicines and workers may have been the difference between life and death for many of the Ebola victims.  Sending as much help as we can gives others the right to being treated properly and fighting off the virus before it spreads to more.  

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