For Dr John Wright, a clinical epidemiologist from Bradford working at the clinic at Moyamba, Sierra Leone, which opened on Friday, it was a slap in the face for him and his colleagues.
Well, would you believe, expecting him to abide by the decisions made to prevent unnecessary transmission of freakin’ Ebola?!?
“It’s a return to the ecology of fear that they insisted they were going to steer clear of,” he said. “No travel, no shared accommodation, no clinical work, a fever parole officer to report to daily. Why not issue us with plague masks and bells?
Hey, if that’s what it takes…
Dr Wright, you see, knows better than anyone else.
“It’s an insult to our intelligence and common sense and is exactly that loss of reason and scientific understanding that they promised they wouldn’t lose when we left. It’s hardly the brass bands and hanging out of the bunting for people coming back. PHE say they’re following the practice of the NGOs. Many of them don’t know what they’re doing. PHE should be leading the way with science.”