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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone

Discussion in 'Personal' started by delmamerchant, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    Pauliin Cafferkey is returning to Sierra Leone as she feels that she has unfinised business. I admire people whom are dedicated to supporting the improvement of the lives of those in developing countries.

    Listening to tyhe radio this morning some people feel that she is unresponsible due to the cost to the NGS and health systems that supported her recovery. Hero or National Health villian?
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

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  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Disagree - she's a publicity seeker.
  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    She was brave to go there to help in the first place.

    But she broke rules when returning, and I can't see why she should go back now, tbh.
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  5. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Not sure.
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  6. palmtree100

    palmtree100 Lead commenter

    Shouldn't be headline news. Let her live her life.
  7. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    I love it when people say things such as let then live their lives...she did do the press interviews rather than say no comment.:)
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017
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  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Is Sierra Leone currently clear of ebola? She's had two recurrences, hasn't she? Not very sensible to go back if it's still at epidemic levels.

    Otherwise? Good.

    And the publicity will be about awareness and fund-raising. She's got to advertise it. There are donations at stake.
  9. delmamerchant

    delmamerchant Established commenter

    I listened to a radio phone in this morning and was surprised to hear that some thought that she had put unnecessary demand on the NHS due to putting herself in a situation where she could catch ebola and now that she has recovered, she is going back again and may become unwell again.

    I was surprised at such negativity; are we becoming a less tolerant society?
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  10. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Brave Lady
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  11. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I'm not sure either. On one hand returning to get ill again cost the tax payer, however some have claimed that her work there helped stop a worldwide pandemic. I don't know enough about the science or reality of the case to have a valid opinion, further I'd say truth is I'm not alone.
  12. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I don't think she should be going back to Sierra Leone. She seems to want some sort of closure but she is not in full health (with latent Ebola still in her system) and could easily succumb to that or another disease.

    I believe that they have learnt a lot about Ebola from its incubation in her body.

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