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Ebola & the Hubris of Altruism

A 33-year-old doctor in Africa and a 60-year-old missionary have both contracted Ebola, and both will likely die.

In a made-for-tv-movie scenario, there’s ~only enough serum for one person~ so the doctor insists it go to the old lady.

People are using this to illustrate how awesome and selfless the doctor is, saying that Even Now he “puts the needs of others above his own needs.”

I, on the other hand, think this is a rotten stinking act of hubris. As a DOCTOR, he is far more valuable to the African people, and as such HE should get the serum. Not only is his act NOT selfless, in fact many more people likely will die since he has essentially killed their doctor.

—Magistra Ruth Waytz