October 9, 2014 12:17 am -

Joe Weeks, nephew of Thomas Duncan says the way the hospital treated his uncle was “unfair.”

In comments to ABC News, Weeks says his uncle did not receive the same level of care as Ashoka Mukpo, the NBC freelance cameraman who returned to the U.S. for treatment after being stricken with Ebola. He questions why his uncle wasn’t moved to a hospital where two other Ebola patients were successfully treated.

Weeks says the hospital gave them assurances they were doing everything they could do help Duncan, though they apparently weren’t able to get donated blood of the same type.

Louise Troh, Duncan’s partner, put out a statement after his death reading, “I am now dealing with the sorrow and anger that his son was not able to see him before he died. This will take some time, but in the end, I believe in a merciful God.”[su_csky_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to Ebola Patient’s Mourning Newphew Compains Of Unfair Treatment

  1. whatthe46 October 9th, 2014 at 12:52 am

    exactly what was his blood type that they were unable to get?

    • Carla Akins October 9th, 2014 at 5:23 am

      I think he’s referring to donor blood from an Ebola survivor, not an actual blood type – because that would be ridiculous.

  2. rg9rts October 9th, 2014 at 8:05 am

    The issue is moot

  3. DrPills October 9th, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I understand the horror of the moment, but wasn’t he the same guy that fibbed on his exit papers?