Liberian Government Condemns Ebola Stigma

The Liberian government issued a hard-hitting statement condemning blanket stigma against and exclusion of Liberian nationals who do not present any risk of Ebola infection.

"These actions are...premised on the shaky assumption that one's "Liberian-ness" is a problem in and of itself. To treat every person who constitutes a part of the 4 million Liberian population as if he or she is an Ebola carrier...is the height of unfairness and blanket stigmatization. In short and as it has been aptly put by some Liberians on social media, 'we are all affected, but we are not all infected.'"


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