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Who Has TIME Chosen for 2014’s Person of the Year? (Video)

The answer to the headline is…

THE EBOLA FIGHTERS

… that being, all the health care and aid workers who are engaged in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

Photos of five individuals representing the wider body of people who risk their lives to help Ebola victims feature on the cover of the magazine that hit newsstands on Friday.

 

The Ebola caregivers, who are still fighting the biggest outbreak of the disease in history. (TIME)
The Ebola caregivers, who are still fighting the biggest outbreak of the disease in history. (TIME)

The five Ebola fighters who feature on the cover are:

  • Liberian surgeon Dr. Jerry Brown (center)
  • Nurse aide and survivor Salome Karwah (top left)
  • American Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly (bottom right)
  • MSF volunteer health promoter Ella Watson-Stryker (bottom left)
  • Ambulance team supervisor and survivor Foday Galla (top right)

In her article about why the Ebola fighters were TIME‘s choice, editor Nancy Gibbs wrote:

“For tireless acts of courage and mercy, for buying the world time to boost its defenses, for risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving, the Ebola fighters are TIME’s 2014 Person of the Year”.

Over 6,000 people have been killed by the virus so far.

See the above video for more details about TIME’s choice.

James Burke
What keeps the world ticking? James is always looking for the answer and the latest news from around the globe. When he's not behind his computer, he's basking in the Thailand sun, or dreaming of the southern hemisphere, where he grew up in rural Australia.

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