Fight against Ebola to enter phase two

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I think it’s great. In bio[logy], we did a lot of stuff about ebola and it’s terrible and it costs a lot of money to research and I think with that we could be able to fix it. Gage Ford, Sophomore

Alice Yu

Four months after the Ebola scare peaked in the United States, the United Nations agencies are asking for a final $1 billion to continue combating the virus. The Ebola epidemic unleashed medical pandemonium in West Africa, taking the lives of more than 8,400 people.Although infection rates are slowly dropping, officials say that tracking down the remaining cases is crucial to prevent another outbreak. This next phase in the fight against Ebola calls for more funding, prompting the UN Ebola chief to ask for $1 billion more in funding on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
[heading size=”16″ margin=”10″]Bearing News asked students: What do you think about funding $1 billion more into eradicating Ebola?[/heading]  

I think it’s good because obviously trying to get rid of any disease is more important than a lot of other things that we’re funding right now. I don’t know if I would necessarily put it into ebola though because I think that there’s a lot of other diseases that are a lot more serious and I think the only reason they would put it in ebola is just because the media kind of made it sound bigger than what it really was. So, I just think that it’s good, but they could have put it somewhere else. Caleb Stone, Freshman
I think it’s good because obviously trying to get rid of any disease is more important than a lot of other things that we’re funding right now. I don’t know if I would necessarily put it into Ebola though because I think that there’s a lot of other diseases that are a lot more serious and I think the only reason they would put it in Ebola is just because the media kind of made it sound bigger than what it really was. So, I just think that it’s good, but they could have put it somewhere else. Caleb Stone, Freshman
I think it’s good that the UN’s funding a billion dollars to eradicate ebola because ebola’s a really bad disease and we don’t want it to spread to other countries and it’s something that should be taken care of. Jack Kelley-Marcum, Sophomore
I think it’s good that the UN’s funding a billion dollars to eradicate Ebola because Ebola’s a really bad disease and we don’t want it to spread to other countries and it’s something that should be taken care of. Jack Kelley-Marcum, Sophomore
I think it’s great. In bio[logy], we did a lot of stuff about ebola and it’s terrible and it costs a lot of money to research and I think with that we could be able to fix it. Gage Ford, Sophomore
I think it’s great. In bio[logy], we did a lot of stuff about Ebola and it’s terrible and it costs a lot of money to research and I think with that we could be able to fix it. Gage Ford, Sophomore
I think that we should help fund the UN with the money because ebola is a disease that needs to be cured, but at the same time, I do think it’s a lot of money. Samantha Forward, Junior
I think that we should help fund the UN with the money because Ebola is a disease that needs to be cured, but at the same time, I do think it’s a lot of money. Samantha Forward, Junior
Well, I believe it’s a fairly large issue, not necessarily for our country or for Europe, but for Africa and not necessarily the people of Africa because I also believe it affects animals as well and something like a third of the gorillas had been wiped out by ebola. But, I think it’s good that funding’s going out because if it spreads...more developed places have the healthcare and the facilities to handle outbreaks, but less developed places like Asia and the Middle East, don’t always have those materials and I believe it’s good of the UN to find funding for that. Andy Kegley, Senior
Well, I believe it’s a fairly large issue, not necessarily for our country or for Europe, but for Africa and not necessarily the people of Africa because I also believe it affects animals as well and something like a third of the gorillas had been wiped out by Ebola. But, I think it’s good that funding’s going out because if it spreads…more developed places have the healthcare and the facilities to handle outbreaks, but less developed places like Asia and the Middle East, don’t always have those materials and I believe it’s good of the UN to find funding for that. Andy Kegley, Senior
Photos by Alice Yu