Thomas Eric Duncan died today of Ebola. He was the Liberian man who came to Dallas, Texas, to see his son, and whose exposure to the Ebola virus in Liberia has triggered a massive public health response to contain any outbreak here.
Mr. Duncan was simply a man, like any other person, whose life was filled with hardships and challenges. His aspirations were the same as any of us, and I am saddened at his death.
Ebola is not “their disease.” it is ours. and each death is a loss, each sad ending.
Rest in Peace, Thomas Eric Duncan.