The New York Times reported recently on the United States very expensive and not a lot to show for it response in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
What the Times found was after spending some $1.4 billion and the deployment of thousands of US military to build Ebola Treatment Centers (ETC), only 28 patients were treated, in fact, nine of the ETCs never saw a single Ebola patient! Put away your calculators- it’s $50 billion per patients!
“But even before the first treatment center built by the American military opened there, the number of Ebola cases in Liberia had fallen drastically, casting doubt on the American strategy of building facilities that took months to complete,” the Times reports, calling into question the Obama administration’s strategy.
Former Texas Congressman, Ron Paul and Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Daniel McAdams had a ten-minute discussion on the latest NYT findings and the USAID boondoggle.