As NBC News cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, the fifth American diagnosed with Ebola, began his flight to Nebraska for treatment, Sierra Leone revealed that Sunday was one of the deadliest days since the outbreak spread to the country four months ago. Sierra Leone’s Emergency Operations Centre reported 121 deaths over the one-day period, bringing the nation’s Ebola death toll to 678. And as if the situation wasn’t tragic enough, the New York Times reports that, because of battles over politics and shipping costs, a shipping container full of medical supplies has been sitting on the docks in the capital of Freetown for nearly two months.
Rep. Tim Ryan: “I think you have to. I do, I think you have to. You can’t allow this to happen. He’s not a king.”