He’s preaching the gospel. We’ve seen time and time again BLACK LIVES do not matter to the world.
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Blasts The Slow International Response To Ebola
Former Secretary of the United Nations General Annan had some choice words for the world’s governing bodies when it came to the way the Ebola virus has put the world on edge during recent weeks. Annan says that the international community could have nipped the issue in the bud much sooner, but because of their reluctance to act, ended up ruining the opportunity to contain the virus. As a result of their inaction, the Ebola virus has now gone worldwide, and threatens the health of the entire world.
“I am bitterly disappointed by the response… I am disappointed in the international community for not moving faster,” Annan said on BBC Newsnight.
“If the crisis had hit some other region it probably would have been handled very differently. In fact when you look at the evolution of the crisis, the international community really woke up when the disease got to America and Europe.”
Annan is from Ghana, and seems to feel that diseases only matter to the world once they hit The United States and Europe (aka white people). Now, the disease has infected a nurse in Spain and two nurses in the United States. It doesn’t appear to be getting any better, since the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appears to be bungling their role all along the way.
“I point the finger of blame at the governments with capacity… I think there’s enough blame to go around,” Annan said.
“The African countries in the region could have done a bit more they could have asked for help much faster and the international community could have organized ourselves in a much better way to offer assistance.”
“We didn’t need to take months to do what we are doing today.”
He’s absolutely right. And frankly it’s disgusting the amount of ignorance being spread about the Ebola virus. He makes great points about people generalizing the whole continent of Africa as a hotbed for Ebola and is also dead on when he talks about containment.
But now that we’re at the point that the disease has started to spread, how do we help those infected?