Skip to comments.Ground-breaking medical research millions choose to reject [Because it was developed by Israelis]
Posted on 08/19/2014 9:04:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Unlike many people, Dr. Leslie Lobel has not been shocked to hear about the current Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the largest ever recorded since the virus’s discovery in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire). A Ben-Gurion University of the Negev virologist and a leader in the search for a cure for the devastating disease, Lobel had been predicting such an outbreak. (snip)
“This outbreak is really just a progression of what has been happening,” Lobel said of the epidemic, which has so far killed more than 1,600 people since March.
“It is a result of the fact that the world has fallen asleep when it comes to fighting infectious diseases. There has not been enough surveillance or development of expertise to control infectious diseases since the 1970s,” he said. (snip)
Lobel has been following 120 Ugandan Ebola survivors, half of them since he began his research program more than a decade ago. It took the doctor a number of years to gain the trust of the survivors, who come from a culture in which people are very suspicious of medical professionals and some even blame doctors for the spread of the disease.
Setting up effective logistics and social work systems have been crucial to Lobel’s team’s work in Uganda.
“It really took me a while to change my philosophy of how to work with people. I work with local scientists and have learned to be very respectful,” Lobel said. “I spend a lot of time with each Ebola survivor.”
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The article goes on to say: “The EU has passed legislation to boycott some Israeli products.”.
Sometimes stupid is terminal...
Boycott away! Good luck with an Iron Dome should you ever become a target.
Well the western taboo on using DDT (once we cleaned up our own countries of course) has caused millions of Africans to die of malaria. Why should we expect western leftists to behave any differently regarding ebola.
Oh well, you can’t fix stupid..
Guess you can just chalk it up to the thinning of the herd...
I didn’t see anything in the article mentioning any Ebola related products that were being “rejected”. The product that was mentioned is a vaccine predicted to be available in 3 - 5 years.
I don’t know who are the more stupid, the Ugandans who think medical professionals spread the disease and who think survivors are cursed or the Europeans who think the Israelis are to be cursed and would not accept a cure from an Israeli doctor.
I suspect the answer is the European morons.