With the increasing Ebola crisis in West Africa, Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on encouraging New York doctors to go out and help. He is working on an incentive package, coordinating with hospitals, health care organizations, etc. So important is this to the Governor that he has even committed to “pay and provide financial incentives, similar to what has been done with military reservists.
America is known for this kind of action. Just look at Haiti’s earthquake of 2010, followed by the cholera crisis, that saw thousands of doctors and medical staff come to offer assistance.
What’s potentially different about this particular health crisis is the fear that it is coming to America as well, as has been discussed especially with regards to the recent Texan case. But Cuomo already has a policy in place to deal with that; quarantining returning medical helpers – at home – for 21 days as a preventive measure.