What if Ebola hit a homeless shelter?

Ebola yet another reason to make a honest effort to rectify homelessness for good, says Alberni resident.

To the Editor,

If Ebola is to be thanked for anything, it’s for forcing us to focus on issues powers-that-be have willfully neglected for decades, such as homelessness.

It’s all very well for authorities to ask people to report possible symptoms and to quarantine them in their homes, but what if those infected with Ebola don’t have anywhere to go but a public shelter?

All the more reason to quit Band-Aiding the problem with politically expedient stopgaps and finally make an honest effort to rectify homelessness for good.

Liz Stonard,

Port Alberni

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