South Africa’s Moral Error

I am rarely surprised by the cruelty of humanity—one might even say I’m desensitized. But because I feel that health is fundamental to life, I can hardly imagine a human being callous enough to deny someone medical care simply because they are a citizen of a foreign country. Nonetheless, it is common practice in South Africa to dump migrant workers with TB over the border—a death sentence for both the patient and the people they might infect. It is wrong, plain and simple. Moreover, it only augments the epidemic, putting as all at risk.

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