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It was obvious the real competitors in the race for Person of the Year 2014 was between the Ferguson protesters and the Ebola Fighters, and it looks like the latter emerged victorious.

Time magazine decided to recognize the selected individuals who have dedicated their time, resources and intelligence to potentially eradicating the deadly disease that has been responsible for numerous casualties in West Africa.

Dr. Jerry Brown, Salame Karwah, Foday Gallah, Dr. Kent Brantly and Ella Watson-Stryker all shared honors for their combined contribution and dedication to an ongoing cause.

Time’s editor, Nancy Gibbs explained the motivation behind the decision, “The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight.”

Click here to read the article.

Images courtesy of Time Magazine

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  • Delia

    I’m so glad they put this out now as American 24hr news media have lost their momentum on Ebola since there are no cases in the states.
    They are still fighting a tough battle down there and virtually putting their lives at risk. Thank God for people as committed and compassionate as them.

  • Love.tweet.joi

    I don’t think I realized how selfish and fearful I was until those nurses got Ebola in Texas. I could have worked on a different floor, possibly in a different hospital, and I would have quit my job and gave up my entire career THAT day. There weren’t [still aren’t] enough safety precautions in place [for me]. God bless [I’m sure God is already blessing] those who are fighting to save lives in America and all over the world. I’m sure this decision was a no-brainer for Time mag [sure as h- beats The Carters].

  • [email protected]

    Many people are very brave to risk their own lives in helping others. The ebola fighters are a great choice of Time Magazine for Person of the Year. Ebola is a dangerous illness, but we can be educated about it, we should have hope, and we ought to support those who are making a difference in the lives of the suffering. We all send condolences to the families and the friends of those who passed away from ebola, but we praise the people who are helping human beings. Ebola is an international crisis and the solution requires an international response.

  • Anthony

    I am glad that time featured African health workers, and not just Western volunteers on their covers.