‘TIME’ Magazine Selects the Ebola Fighters as ‘Person of the Year’

Image via Time.

Image via Time.

TIME magazine’s often controversial selection of a “Person of the Year” wasn’t given to one specific person this year, but to the men and women who make up the front line in the fight against Ebola. Often villinaized (especially here in the US), everyone from the doctors to the pilots who have worked and are continuing to work were given this special honor. TIME explains:

Which brings us to the hero’s heart. There was little to stop the disease from spreading further. Governments weren’t equipped to respond; the World Health Organization was in denial and snarled in red tape. First responders were accused of crying wolf, even as the danger grew. But the people in the field, the special forces of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Christian medical-relief workers of Samaritan’s Purse and many others from all over the world fought side by side with local doctors and nurses, ambulance drivers and burial teams.

Read the beautiful piece over at TIME.

 

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