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Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Dies in Texas, Never Received ‘Miracle’ Drug

Thomas Eric Duncan dies of Ebola

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Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus on U.S. soil, has died, sparking tons of controversy surrounding his treatment.

The 42-year-old man from Liberia is not the first person to be treated for Ebola in the U.S.

Prior to Duncan contracting the virus, three white Americans contracted the illness while working in West Africa, which is facing what is perhaps one of the worst Ebola outbreaks in history.

Dr. Kent Brantly, Dr. Richard Sacra and aid worker Nancy Writebol are still alive after receiving experimental “miracle” drugs that may have a chance of curing the Ebola virus.

Brantly and Writebol were treated with a drug known as ZMapp, which was never given to Duncan.

Sacra was treated with a different drug called TKM-Ebola.

Instead of Duncan being another success story for either of the experimental drugs, he was pronounced dead around 8 a.m. Wednesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

He was kept in isolation at the hospital since Sept. 28.

Hospital spokesman Wendell Watson said officials were left with “profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment” after Duncan passed away.

Despite their claims of being disappointed and saddened by the loss, many wonder if everything was done to save the Liberian native’s life.

While white Americans took their journey on the road to recovery with ZMapp or TKM-Ebola, Duncan was treated with brincidofovir.

The decision to use this drug rather than the other more successful experimental drugs left some medical experts scratching their heads.

Thomas Geisbert, who developed TKM-Ebola, said he was confused by the hospital’s decision.

“I’ve never heard of this drug being used for Ebola before,” he told USA Today. “It works in cell culture. That’s great. Lots of things work in cell culture against Ebola.”

He then explained that while the vaccine worked in “cell culture” it failed to save any of the animals that were diagnosed with the virus.

Earlier this week, even Duncan’s family questioned why he was not being treated with the ZMapp drug.

Then there appeared to be two different explanations about why Duncan was not treated with ZMapp.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden told reporters that Duncan’s condition was too poor to use ZMapp, which has been known to cause flu-like side effects.

Shortly afterwards, however, another explanation surfaced via Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health.

On Sunday’s episode of Face the Nation, Fauci said the supplies of ZMapp had been depleted and there was none left to treat Duncan.

Many grew skeptical of the two different explanations and conspiracy theories spread like wildfire.

Not only was Duncan’s treatment suspicious, but his diagnosis was bizarre.

When Duncan first sought medical attention on Sept. 25, he was given antibiotics and sent home.

The hospital admitted that Duncan revealed he had recently returned from West Africa.

Despite Duncan exhibiting symptoms of Ebola and disclosing information about his travels to West Africa, he was sent home as if he had nothing more than a common cold.

During that time he came in contact with at least 50 people.

According to the CDC, only 10 of those people have even a moderate risk of contracting the disease and none of them have shown any symptoms as of Sunday.

 

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14 thoughts on “Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Dies in Texas, Never Received ‘Miracle’ Drug

  1. Speaking about white privilege, racism and White Terror Domination (White Supremacy) I have some questions,

    WHAT WAS THE MUTUAL BENEFIT AND WHO MUTUALLY BENEFITED BY NOT GIVING THIS MAN THE NEW EXPERIMENTAL MIRACLE DRUG?

    IS THIS A NEW WAY TO BRING ABOUT DISASTER CAPITALISM TO THE U.S.A. BY CASHING IN ON THE PATENTS FOR EBOLA THE DISEASE AND THE PATENT FOR THE ALLEGED CURE FOR EBOLA?

    Instead of Disaster Capitalism WE need to Prepare Autonomous Sustainable Solutions (PASS) that emphasize ALL HAZARD SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP where people most effected/affected gain the most economic benefit that goes on during the recovery and resiliency process.

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/yao-khepra-felix-wilson/nothing-creates-long-lasting-poverty-in-a-communitynation-faster-than-lack-of-re/10152492697094806

  2. Lucy Collins says:

    if it happened to a white non foreign woman, I'm positive that authorities would have treated it differently.
    Ebola is a serious problem.
    but if those in charge don't know how to treat another human, we could easily mess up and kill off a lot of people.
    & I really hope that is not anybody's intention, but being Texas / USA, I don't trust so easy.

    sources= American history, American people.

  3. Danita Ford says:

    well this is the illuminati people they want you to die they have every thing set up that why we have the wars and the government is the main thing, Just watch it is going to get worst , People read and see what is happening no they were not going to help him just one less black person to worry about, All that matter is that they are getting ready for war the devil has people just like god has christian and they are getting set up for a battle so sad that we have to go threw this madness but one day it will be all over but in the mean time just stay strong and keep god first and you will survive this race of living in peace.

  4. what an idiotic article. Zmapp has been exhausted for several weeks, Do your research. and stop misinforming readers. Anyway, people just believe what they want to believe…

  5. If I can remember very well, it was said last week that the experimental drug was finished and now they said he was too weak to receive the drug so now which statement is the truth.

  6. This truly saddens me. Do we really think Zmapp has been depleted?? I pray it doesn't happen, but only time will tell!! Shame on the medical staff that made this decision.

  7. Willa Gilkey says:

    Opps! You made them stick their heads back in the sand. They"ll say, (in my best white people voice) They"re pulling the race card again."

  8. Willa Gilkey says:

    Ebola ‘Miracle’ Drug Given to Spanish Priest While Africans Still Wait http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/08/11/now-ebola-miracle-drug-given-spanish-priest-africans-still-waiting/ You are the one that believes what you want. Take your head out o the sand and look. Or are you afraid that we're right about it.

  9. Tony Candler says:

    Those devil hating bastards murdered that man just because he is black and from africa. This is truly sad and a bad injustice to mankind to treat people like this. Texas is EVIL.

  10. KidStush Kaiser says:

    White man to the rescue

  11. Brina Berry says:

    You will be saved if you are working for the cause, you will be left to die if are part of the cause…

  12. Brina Berry says:

    Depopulation steeple

  13. Jason Webb says:

    You're a fool if you believe that drug has been depleted. Wake up! It's clear as day to see what's going on.

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