Brendan Yoon

U.S History GT

9-19-14

Obama says Ebola outbreak a 'global security threat'

President Obama has called the West Africa Ebola virus outbreak as a global threat to security and would require a global response. He had created measures which included stationing 3000 troops to the region and the creation of healthcare facilities. Ebola has so far killed 2461 people and UN officials have considered this a health crisis. The UN’s Ebola co-ordinator claims that they will need $1 billion to fight the outbreak. So far no cure or vaccine has been found and the virus is spreading to Liberia and Sierra. This project will resort in 17 healthcare facilities with 100 beds, 500 healthcare workers will be trained per week, develop an air bridge for quicker transport of supplies, and provide healthcare kits to  over 100000 households

Two American Ideals that would work with this topic would be Opportunities and Freedoms.

OPPORTUNITY: Opportunity: Now with The US and UN now consider this virus a global threat, the extensive research that they are now funding will provide a huge opportunity to hopefully find a cure or vaccine and prevent the virus from spreading.

FREEDOMS:Freedoms: The people living in South Africa will most likely also fear how the governments will respond to this threat. The governments could possibly take away the freedoms of these people due to the severity of the virus.

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President Obama has called the West Africa Ebola virus outbreak as a global threat to security and would require a global response. He had created measures which included stationing 3000 troops to the region and the creation of healthcare facilities. Ebola has so far killed 2461 people and UN officials have considered this a health crisis. The UN’s Ebola co-ordinator claims that they will need $1 billion to fight the outbreak. So far no cure or vaccine has been found and the virus is spreading to Liberia and Sierra.