When Dr. Kent Brantly became ill he called his wife from Liberia to say “goodbye.” Dr. Brantly received an experimental drug and began to improve- and then he was brought to the US, first stop : Atlanta.
Many have said that we should not bring home patients with Ebola, that it is too dangerous. Such thinking is out of fear and ignorance – and we addressed five reasons to bring Ebola sufferers back home to the US, previously.
Today Dr. Brantly will be able to hug his kids and his wife. Dr. Brantly will be discharged home.
But what is more important is we have now used an experimental treatment, and are closer to developing a treatment for this deadly virus. If you fear the virus, then study it- learn your enemy. We have, and the more we do the closer we are to making this virus a page of history instead of a plague for the world.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago where he spent several years in the Kovler Viral Oncology laboratories doing genetic engineering. He found he liked people more than petri dishes, and went to medical school. Dr. Simpson, a weight loss surgeon is an advocate of culinary medicine. The first surgeon to become certified in Culinary Medicine, he believes teaching people to improve their health through their food and in their kitchen. On the other side of the world, he has been a leading advocate of changing health care to make it more "relationship based," and his efforts awarded his team the Malcolm Baldrige award for healthcare in 2011 for the NUKA system of care in Alaska and in 2013 Dr Simpson won the National Indian Health Board Area Impact Award. A frequent contributor to media outlets discussing health related topics and advances in medicine, he is also a proud dad, husband, author, cook, and surgeon “in that order.” For media inquiries, please visit www.terrysimpson.com.