Race huckster Jesse Jackson is in Dallas today to see to it that Ebola patient Thomas Duncan gets the best medical care possible. Fox News Dallas Ft. Worth reports:
Jackson said on Twitter that Duncan’s family asked for his help because they feel he has been shunned. He plans to bring them comfort and “seek the best humanitarian relief America has to offer.”
“We must kill the disease and not the person,” he tweeted.
“Thomas deserves the love and the best medical treatment American [sic] can afford as has happened for all the other Americans who have contracted this terrible disease,” he told FOX 4. “He must be treated as a patient with all the human rights deserved, not as a criminal.”
Treated as a patient, not a criminal? Duncan is receiving the experimental drug brincidofovir, which costs about $50,000 a dose to administer. It would appear to the casual observer that doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital are sparing no expense and doing everything humanly possible to save Duncan’s life. Apparently epidemiologist Jackson knows something the rest of us don’t.
The Fox article goes on to note that Jackson met with some hundred local pastors to talk about Ebola and shared a story about Jesus praying over the lepers in quarantine:
He was firm in his love for the person fighting the disease. We must have that same sense of love for Thomas, to embrace him and fight this disease.