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   2014-12-12 10:13:13    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Han


冠軍不是美女也不是帥哥,是真正的美女和帥哥——Ebola Caregivers

The Ebola caregivers, who are currently fighting the biggest Ebola outbreak in history.


Caregiver 1: Umm… I was, I was very frightened. I was. But, as a nurse, I understand the risk that I take every day I come to work, and he’s no different than any other patient that I’ve provided care for, so I wasn’t going to say, “No, I’m not going to care for him.” And that’s why as frightened as I was, I didn’t allow fear to paralyze me. I got myself together. I donned what I needed to get myself prepared mentally, emotionally, and physically, and went in there and did what I was supposed to.

Caregiver 2: He was having so much diarrhea and vomiting that, you know, she was constantly having to give him the little bags that we have for people to vomit into. All of that was hazardous waste and it had to be bagged and then double bagged, and then put into a separate container that could then be disposed of later. Because anything that has any of his bodily fluids on it has a potential to be lethal to somebody else.

Caregiver 3: I’ve been in healthcare for nearly twenty years, and I’ve never emptied as much trash. And just from the waste of his constant diarrhea that he was having, (it) was remarkable. And we had these longer surgical type gloves on. They were taped to the Tyvek suit, full headgear with a circulator with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter that would plug into the bag. And the first time I got out of that suit, it literally looked like someone had pushed me into a swimming pool, I was drenched.

Caregiver 1: Absolutely.

Caregiver 3: And we held his hand, and talked to him. And comforted him. Because his family couldn’t be there. He was glad someone wasn’t afraid to take care of him. And we weren’t.

Caregiver 2: Everyone has someone in their lives that they love and they care about. I have a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old, and my wife is pregnant. And the mortality rate for pregnant women with Ebola is essentially 100 percent.

Caregiver 4: We asked for volunteers. Everyone volunteered. Every person, house keeping, respiratory, physicians, nurses…

Caregiver 3: Early Saturday morning, he had become very critically ill. He was heavily sedated, and he had tears rolling down his eyes, rolling down his face. And I grabbed a tissue, and I wiped his eyes and said “You are gonna be okay. You just get the rest that you need. Let us do the rest for you.” And it wasn’t 15 minutes later I couldn’t find a pulse. And I lost him. It was the worst day of my life.




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Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, who gained attention for his staging of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, as well as for his nation's controversial conduct in Ukraine.


Masoud Barzani, the Kurdish politician who has led the Iraqi Kurdistan Region since 2005. Barzani has been weighing the possibility of independence for the Kurds, all while fighting ISIS.


Jack Ma, the founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group, which debuted on the New York Stock Exchange as the biggest tech IPO in history.

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