Saturday, November 1, 2014
As part of our "how to understand the world" theme here; I'll point out that what the media is not saying is very often as significant as what they are.
I've been searching the web since last night; and cannot find any official news about the state of Dr. Craig Spencer, being treated for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in NYC, that is more recent than 2 days ago. And only one other blogger who has also noticed. Not a peep from CNN or anyone else.
That's scaring me a bit. The entire world seems to be assuming that of course, he'll recover; since he's being treated in the USA, etc, etc. He did receive a blood transfusion from an Ebola survivor; several days back; and that was about the end of the updates; that he was "tolerating" the transfusion well.
This is a young man who deserves to get well, and to be appreciated for his warm humanity. If he made any mistakes, it was the grave sin of believing what he was told by his superiors. "This is safe." they said.
I fear the social consequences too; if he does not recover- dies- the impact on our fear and chaos levels will be very large; and very little of that would be beneficial.
Listen for when the crickets quit.