If we get depressed about the tattered “heroes” of atheism and skepticism we can turn our attention away from them in favor of people like William Pooley, a nurse who caught Ebola while volunteering in West Africa. He was flown home to the UK and treated, and he recovered, so now he’s
taking a well-deserved breather returning to Sierra Leone.
Mr Pooley will work at the isolation unit at Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he will train staff and set up new isolation units.
He will work with a team from King’s Health Partners – a collaboration between King’s College London and three NHS trusts – which is operating in the country.
Dr Oliver Johnson, programme director for the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, said: “It is fantastic that Will has chosen to join our small team here at Connaught Hospital.
“The situation here in Freetown is getting worse by the day and so Will’s experience and commitment will be vital as we do everything we can to stem the flow of cases.
“The best way of stopping Ebola spreading even further is to fight it at its source and I look forward to working with Will to do just that.”
Hats off to you William Pooley and Oliver Johnson and your team and all the health workers in West Africa.