93 Days (2016) Movie Script

[siren blaring]
[woman] This is my city, Lagos.
Over 21 million people
call this city their home.
Over 21 million people.
Tight-packed and pressed together.
Most of us live our lives
without ever really thinking,
without ever really seeing,
without ever really understanding
how complicated we are,
how connected we are,
how very fragile we are.
But then one day... something happens.
Something that changes
the way you look at the world,
changes the way you see the world,
changes your life...
[man] Emergency, please.
Emergency, please.
Please, emergency, please.
-Madam, move, please. Emergency please.
Easy, easy.
Thank you, thank you.
[indistinct chatter]
-Ma, I'll try...
-Dr. Morris.
Yes, what is it?
There's a patient from the airport.
They say he's a diplomat.
Oh, okay.
I have to go. I have lots of work now.
Happy birthday, darling.
Happy birthday, Dad.
Thank you, thank you.
Come, let's eat.
Heavenly Father, thank you for the food
and the hands that prepared it.
Thank you for another year together
and the rich blessings
that you continue to provide.
Holy Father, please continue to bless
the staff at First Consultants...
-...and the patients in our care.
Heavenly Father,
we remember Mrs. Nimyel tonight,
who's awaiting the birth of her first son,
Mr. Muazu as he battles
to beat his lung infection,
-Mrs. Obaseki, as she starts dialysis--
-The food is getting cold again.
-It would be far colder if there was none.
-[laughing] That doesn't even make sense.
Bless all our patients
and their families. Amen.
-[chuckling] Amen.
It doesn't have to make sense.
I'm your mother.
I'll have that on a T-shirt.
I'm sure it will sell millions.
[cell phone vibrating]
It's the hospital.
Ameyo, it's my birthday.
I will only be a minute. Hello, Morris.
-A hundred naira says she gets called in.
-What's the problem?
[Morris] Hello, Ameyo,
we have a patient here.
A diplomat brought in by ECOWAS.
I've taken his vital signs,
but his temperature is very high.
I've also ordered his tests,
but he's being very impatient.
What does this man from ECOWAS say?
Ma, he's insisting he needs to go
because he has a conference,
because he has a conference in Calabar.
Well, he's obviously not going
to the conference tonight.
Ma, should I call Dr. Ohiaeri?
No, don't call Dr. Ohiaeri.
He's been working all weekend.
I'll brief him at the morning meeting.
[radio announcer]
Latest reports from Liberia suggest
the reported cases of Ebola
have continued to climb
with that country already desperately
short of medical equipment
and skilled medical personnel.
Available data puts total number
of Ebola confirmed deaths
in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
-at 11,200.
-What a nightmare.
I'm sure their whole
public health infrastructure
is breaking under all that strain.
Did you ever think about doing that?
-Public health.
Public health is not for me.
Dr. Adadevoh is one of the best
endocrinologists in Nigeria.
That's why I went to First Consultants.
So maybe we could talk more
about that baby?
Deal. [chuckles]
-Have a good day.
-You too, babe.
Thank you.
-Oh, how's the baby?
-Fine, thank the Lord.
So, you decided to come
to First Consultants after all?
I thought about what you said
and decided the commute is worth it.
-But the money's much better, abi?
-Welcome to the family, Justina.
-Thank you.
When is the baby due?
-Six months.
I was even surprised
they offered me the job.
Oh, Dr. Ohiaeri loves mothers.
Don't worry, you'll be fine.
-Good morning, everyone.
-Good morning, sir.
Let's find out what kind of day
today will be, shall we?
First, let's welcome Justina Ejelonu
to the family.
-[woman] Welcome, Justina.
Thank you, thank you.
-Yeah, yeah.
Let's put this here.
[mutters] Come on, sit...
I will talk to the doctors.
-[man] What time the plane leaving?
-Eleven, sir.
Good. My embassy...
Have you spoken to my embassy again?
Last night and again this morning.
[knocking on door]
Good morning, Mr. Sawyer.
I am Dr. Adadevoh.
Dr. Ibeawuchi tells me
that you want to leave us already.
Why so soon, hmm?
It seems to me
like you're a very sick man.
-I have important business.
-Yes, well, so do we.
And, once we are done with ours,
you'll be fit and healthy
and ready to do yours, hmm?
Just get on with it.
Firstly, are you sure
you have had absolutely no contact
-with anyone with Ebola in Liberia?
-Doctor, I already told him this.
-Why you ask me again?
-Mr. Sawyer,
for us to give you
the best possible treatment,
we must know the right answers.
I'll ask you again.
Are you sure
that you did not come into contact
with anyone with Ebola in Liberia?
I'm sure.
So no contact with any dead bodies?
Do I look like a gravedigger?
Not at all.
[Ameyo] Any preexisting conditions?
[scoffs] I already told you malaria.
Yes, malaria, that's what you said.
Listen to me.
I don't want to answer any more questions.
I have question that needs answers.
When are you people letting me go?
As soon as we're able
to make you feel better.
-Please take those things to my study.
-Mumsy, welcome. How's traffic?
Terrible. When is not terrible?
-Is your father home yet?
Obviously. I'm going to work.
I love you.
Just that.
Mumsy, are you okay?
I'm fine. It's... [sighs]
It's been a stressful day.
Dr. Abaniwo has been giving you
a hard time again, hasn't he?
No, it's not that.
It's the patient from last night,
the diplomat.
-He's sick. Worse than I thought.
-Worse like how?
Worse like he says it's malaria,
but it's not malaria.
And he just came in from Liberia?
It's not Ebola, right?
It's not like he's some farmer
from one of the villages.
-He's a diplomat.
-So probably not.
Almost certainly not.
[playing peaceful music]
-One of those days?
[sighs, chuckles]
Today I feel old.
One of those days
I wish I was out of the picture.
Maybe teaching...
just taking it easy.
Well, so, yes? We agreed that.
Yes, soon... [chuckles]
...we agreed.
Will you come to bed soon?
Don't be too long, huh?
[resumes playing]
[stops playing]
Has the patient been fully informed
about your recommendations?
He has.
And is he of sound mind?
It appears so, yes.
And does he still express
a desire to leave
in spite of the advice of his physician?
-Amos, I don't--
-Answer the question.
Yes, he wants to leave.
I told you he wants to leave.
[Amos] And so he's entitled to do that.
Look, this is not even a hard question.
It is simple, clinical governance.
There's nothing simple about this,
damn it. I--
Dr. Adadevoh.
Amos isn't questioning
your passion or your brilliance.
We all know you're brilliant.
What he's saying is a first-year lecture.
The patient has rights.
I spent the night
reading everything I could.
I looked at his blood work, his charts,
his records, everything we have.
-Which is almost nothing.
-That's exactly my point.
While he tested positive for malaria,
the anti-malaria and the analgesics
are having no effect.
His liver enzymes are showing
a marked elevation.
White blood cell count is down,
even platelet count is down.
And that is not at all consistent
with malaria.
Go on, all true.
[Ameyo] Negative for Hep A and B and HIV.
His temperature is closer to 40 than 39.
And he's suffering
from acute diarrhea and vomiting.
Look, the man himself told us
he has had no contact with Ebola.
[Ameyo] Patients lie.
Why would a man lie
about something like that?
Why do men do anything?
People do stupid things
in terrible situations. We know this.
And what is happening in Liberia right now
is the most terrible situation
one can imagine.
[Amos] And why would he want to run away
from a hospital if there is even a chance?
It makes no sense.
[Ameyo] Look...
I am not saying this is Ebola.
I can't say that.
Not as a medical certainty,
not even as strong conjecture.
What I can say, with due respect,
this is my specialty, is this...
this is a viral infection,
a serious infection...
very possibly, if not certainly,
[Amos] So... Ebola then?
I worked all night. This morning...
I couldn't kiss my child good-bye
before leaving the house.
I haven't touched this man.
I've only been
in the same room with him twice,
and I hesitated to kiss my own child.
I think I'm right.
I know I am.
In that same first year lecture,
all those years ago, they spoke about...
the one law that superseded
the patient's individual rights.
There aren't many things
more in the public good
than preventing a possible Ebola outbreak.
-What if we're wrong?
-[Ohiaeri] If we're wrong...
If we're wrong, we have to demonstrate
that we acted in good faith,
using the best information available.
Well, we may have to do that in court.
And even then, in a case like this,
a rich and powerful foreigner...
-legal justification might not be enough.
-Just what justification can we give
if we let this man go,
and it turns out to be... infectious?
[Ohiaeri] The question here
is a simple one, Amos.
Do we trust her judgment
to make this decision?
Hello, Dr. Ada.
Justina, how are you?
I hope you're settling in okay.
Yes, I think so. I--
Dr. Igonoh?
-Yes, madam.
-Can I have Mr. Sawyer's charts?
We need to take blood and stool samples
for the lab.
Yes, madam.
I'll make some calls
and find out which lab.
I want strict barrier nursing from now.
Full clinical PPE, no unnecessary contact.
-And visitors?
-None, at all.
[Ada] Yes, ma'am.
Ada, come with me.
You want to do the test now.
[Ohiaeri] Have you confirmed
where it must go?
[Ameyo] I spoke with Dr. Abdulsalami,
the Liberia state epidemiologist.
He said to send one to the Lagos
State University teaching hospital
and one to Senegal, Dakar.
We should get a preliminary signal
in 24 hours or so.
-Good, very--
-[phone ringing]
[man] I've got the Liberian ambassador
to see you.
-What now?
-The Liberian ambassador, oga.
He says he has to see you straightaway.
-Fine. Please send him in.
-Excuse me!
Are you Ohiaeri?
-And do you know who I am?
You were announced, yes.
But do you know who I am?
Dr. Adadevoh, would you excuse us?
Okay, oga.
I'll be in my office if you need me.
[door opens, closes]
Now, where were we?
I want to know exactly why
you are holding one of my nationals...
a man traveling on diplomatic papers
in your hospital.
Do you know I can cause you
lots of trouble?
-Are you okay?
-I'm fine.
I was just...
Did the sample go?
So, now what do we do?
We wait.
We look after our patients,
we do our jobs and we wait.
And him?
What about him?
We look after him, too.
Maybe you should ask one of the other
nurses to look after Mr. Sawyer for now.
Just to be safe.
I already touched him.
I already...
He looked at me right in the eyes,
and he lied.
It will be fine, okay?
[phone ringing]
Adeniyi-Jones Africa desk.
This is Benjamin Ohiaeri
from First Consultants in Lagos.
What can I do for you, Doctor?
Well, I think we have
a problem developing here.
What kind of a problem? Talk to me.
Have you spoken to Federal yet?
I thought you might to do that.
I can call them if you want.
No, no, no, no, no.
You were careful
about stepping on my toes.
I need to be careful about theirs.
Everything in Nigeria is politics.
You know that.
Even Ebola?
Even Ebola.
Well, the soonest we'll get
any kind of result is late tomorrow.
Maybe we can hold off going public...
but we need to meet.
We need a plan.
Agreed. Will you move him?
No, no, no, I don't think so.
But if he's hot,
we're not equipped to handle that.
Who in Nigeria is?
And anyway, if he's hot, so are you.
First Consultants is already contaminated.
Moving him around
will just spread the risk.
-Doctor, let's talk this through tomorrow.
By then, I will have brought
Federal and State up to speed,
and then we can make informed choices.
I used to know
What it took to love you
Gave you fever much higher
Than the bayous in June
How I made you smile
When your heart was low
I used to know
I used to dream
Of life we built together
[no audible dialogue]
Spend each moment side by side
There was not a storm we would weather
And when the rain started falling
I was all that you need
I used to dream
[no audible dialogue]
This is what your father warned
us about 20 years ago.
You know that, don't you?
He said new viruses
would crawl out of the jungle
and find their way to Nigeria.
Ebola, Marburg, HIV,
they have made the jump already.
But your father said we needed
to be ready for them here.
Lagos, Nigeria.
Not the world, us.
I don't feel ready.
Do you think we caught it in time?
I think it would be good
if Mr. Sawyer was just a patient...
not the index patient.
If this is Ebola,
he's already symptomatic, infectious.
Are we taking precautions?
I wish my father was wrong.
I just wish we listened better.
We simply cannot afford
an Ebola outbreak in Lagos.
Nigeria cannot afford it.
We cannot afford it.
The world cannot afford it.
Lagos is a city of over 21 million people,
and an extensive outbreak in that city,
well, it's quite frankly the doomsday
scenario that we've all feared.
Lagos is the hub of air travel
in West Africa
and Nigerians travel extensively.
There are literally dozens
of international flights
to and from major cities around the world
every single day.
Add to this the extensive
Nigerian diaspora,
and the potential
for a quick spread across the world
becomes even more frightening.
And believe me, it will be quick,
in a matter of days.
By the time the CDC, the World Health
Organization, the Red Cross and MSF
can start to get a handle
on the outbreak of this potential scale,
millions will have been infected.
Before such a pandemic burns out,
we're projecting millions of deaths
across the world.
We must treat this
as very serious and urgent.
CDC needs to get on this right away,
and we need to prevail on WHO
to act quickly.
[door opens]
Mumsy, good morning.
-Good morning, Bankie.
-Isn't it a bit early even for you?
This, from my
never-awake-before-breakfast son.
is it true?
Is it Ebola?
We don't know yet.
That's not what Twitter says.
People are already talking about it.
And they're saying
it's at First Consultants.
My friends have been
messaging me all night.
They must know something that I don't
because we have no results yet.
We're meeting later today
to look at what we'll do if it is.
I told Wendy this would happen.
[thunder rumbles]
I know everyone here is worried.
And so am I.
But we should get
the provisional results back on Mr. Sawyer
and I've been talking
with the World Health Organization
and the US State Department.
They're sharing the very best
medical information available with us.
We're not alone in this.
My husband said
I shouldn't come to work today.
My son didn't say that
and neither did my husband,
but they wanted to.
Justina, I'm glad you came anyway.
I'm glad you all came.
And now we're here.
And we must do the job in front of us,
just like we do every day
with every patient
that walks through our doors.
This is what we trained for, people.
We can do this.
[Ameyo] We can and we must.
Lagos is watching.
Nigeria is watching.
The world is watching.
Well, these are documents
from World Health Organization
to make a useful guide.
So let's study it.
It will be very useful.
[knocking on door]
[door opens]
[Ohiaeri sighs]
So, now we know.
Get this thing off from on me.
-Get it off.
-[doctor] Mr. Sawyer.
-I'm getting out of here.
-Mr. Sawyer, you have to stop this.
I'm getting out of here.
-Calm down.
-[Sawyer screams]
Stop, don't!
-[doctor] Just, please.
-Calm down.
-[screams] I don't need to calm down!
[screaming] Stop! Just stop!
Don't tell me to calm down.
-Listen to me and let me go!
-Let me go, just--
-[doctor] Just calm--
[Ameyo] Mr. Sawyer!
Control yourself.
What do you think you're doing?
-[Sawyer] I have to get out.
-[Ameyo] And where will you go?
-I have a meeting.
-No, Mr. Sawyer, you don't.
You have Ebola.
Look, I know this is not ideal,
but then what is?
Yaba is simply not ready.
And why not?
What's the point of having
an infectious disease facility,
if it is not equipped to deal
with infectious diseases?
Do you really need me to explain
the complexities of politics,
funding and turf wars to you, Doctor?
This is Nigeria.
Even simple things are complicated,
-and there's nothing simple about this.
-I'll tell you what's simple.
Ebola has been on our doorstep
for six months.
-What are you suggesting?
-[Ohiaeri] People, please.
Are we gonna cry over spilt milk,
or are we gonna help to clean it up?
Perhaps we could surprise people
by working together just this once.
Well, if not now, then when?
Lagos State is on it.
Dr. Nasidi here will inform you that
our friends at National are mobilizing.
We are all on it.
Perhaps we should have moved faster,
but we're moving now.
-And Yaba?
-The people from World Health Organization
are helping us figure out
how best to use the facility.
Until then?
Until then, people in Nigeria
with the most experience
at handling an Ebola patient
are right here in this building.
Ladies and gentlemen...
at this time, I'm able to confirm
the presence of a suspected Ebola case
in Lagos.
A Liberian-American was admitted
into First Consultants Medical Center,
on Sunday, the 20th of July,
and we are working on processing
the results of a series of tests.
In the meantime,
we want to appeal for calm.
We assure you
that increased caution and checks
are being taken at all borders.
Do we have any questions?
[reporter 1]
The Lagos State Ministry of Health
today confirmed
the first case of Ebola in Nigeria.
[reporter 2] The first possible case
of Ebola virus in Nigeria
has been reported in Lagos.
A 40-year-old Liberian man has been
isolated after he tested positive.
Just weeks ago,
Nigeria was a mere spectator
to the deadly Ebola crisis
sweeping West Africa,
but now there are fears that
that country could be on the verge
of becoming the next hot zone
for the virus,
with health officials there warning every
nation and every individual is at risk.
...at risk.
...at risk.
[all chattering]
[man on radio] ...in fact there's
all these old wives' tales
about these local remedies
that don't work.
Ebola is a killer. It works very fast.
It can spread within communities
in a very short period of time.
Oh, my God.
Dr. Adadevoh.
Dr. Adeshina told us you were coming.
Yes, good morning.
I'm Dr. Wasiu Gbadamosi.
I'm in charge of the facility here, yes.
And that's Dr. David Brett-Major,
from the World Health Organization.
-Pleased to meet you.
-Same here.
And that's Kamal, my clinical technician.
Kamal, is he also American?
No, he's Egyptian.
Why, infectious diseases bring interesting
people together in interesting places.
You've done this before?
Yeah, a few times.
Ebola and I are old friends.
You have dangerous friends, Doctor.
Uh, shall we see the facility then?
Such as it is.
-Such as it is, yes.
-This way please.
You know, uh,
so, David here has a couple of ideas
about what we can do about this.
[continues speaking, indistinct]
Listen, David, why don't you just talk us
through the things you were saying.
Is this the best we can do?
There's also the drug-resistant TB unit.
We feel that that might be viable
with some modifications.
Until then, uh... [clears throat]
...this is all there is,
but we can clean it up.
-Power, water, sanitation?
Well, they're all less than ideal,
but workable.
Good afternoon, ma.
-Dr. Adejoro, how are you?
How's our guest?
He has been having difficulties
taking his ORS.
Then we must hang another bag.
I know, but we have to.
I'll take care of it, madam.
I'll come with you.
I need to speak with Mr. Sawyer anyway.
Mr. Sawyer.
[knocking on door]
[Ada] Good morning, Mr. Sawyer.
-[Morris] Mr. Sawyer. Mr.--
-[Ada gasps]
Dr. Ada.
[reporter] Reports reaching our newsroom
indicate that Nigerian soldiers
today clashed with some members
of a radical Islamic group in Zaria,
exchanging gunfire for over an hour.
When we return,
a look at the Central Bank of Nigeria
economic report for the month of July.
Ah, Dr. Idris, there you are.
My Liberian friends are insisting
they receive copies of the death
certificate and the Ebola test results.
And that we await
their government's decision
before we release the body.
The protocols are clear on this.
We can't wait.
We must cremate, and we must do it now.
On my authority.
Let me get my people on this.
Is that the list?
Yes, oga.
A lot of our people had primary contact.
-You included?
-Not me.
I never actually touched the man.
Ah, but you have to be on the list.
We all are.
Fadipe, Adejoro, Ada, Ibeawuchi,
Miss Evelyn,
some of the nurses on junior staff
and the new girl, Justina.
She picked a bad day to start work.
It's not your fault, Ameyo.
Yeah. You didn't... bring the plague here.
These are our people, our family.
[Adeshina] You all need
to take your temperature twice a day.
Headaches and fever
are the first symptoms.
Now, if your temperature spikes
anything above 38 degrees Celsius,
you need to tell us right away.
The incubation period for Ebola
is between two and 21 days.
We will need to maintain this protocol
for the full 21 days.
[Ameyo] We cannot afford
to take anything for granted.
We cannot afford to take any risks.
If you feel sick,
or you have any concerns,
please, please, please, call immediately.
[Adeshina] You have all done your best
for Mr. Sawyer,
but now is the time to see to the living.
[Ada clears throat]
Um, what about our patients?
They are being accommodated
at other facilities
and monitored when necessary.
And while there's a risk of transmission,
it's low.
But obviously, we need to be careful.
We need to be sure.
Everyone in this room is a professional,
and we've all acted as professionals.
So now we must finish what we started.
We'll all monitor ourselves,
and we'll take the appropriate
Of course, until our friends
at World Health
determine that our facility is safe,
our doors will remain closed.
Perhaps we could take this time
to do some reading...
learn more.
[chuckles] Oga, you can't wait to retire
to that teaching post, can you?
[all laughing]
So what now?
We pray.
Heavenly Father,
we thank you for your blessings.
[woman] Thank you, Father.
[Amos] We ask, O Lord,
for your protective hand
to shelter the whole
First Consultants family.
We are scared, Lord. We are afraid.
We ask that you calm our fears
and bring us peace.
Father, protect us
from this dreadful disease.
And, Heavenly Father, tonight we also ask
that you welcome your child,
Patrick Sawyer, into your arms.
Give him the peace in death
that was missing
in these last terrible days of his life.
[all] Amen.
Oh, I'm still at my parents'.
I can't wait
until you are finished and back.
-I miss you.
-I miss you, too.
-I wish I didn't have to be away so often.
-It's fine, babe.
My mom is spoiling me silly.
You just hurry and come back home, okay?
Yeah, sure thing.
What's your temperature today?
Thirty-six point eight.
And what must it be again?
[laughs] It's not what it must be, silly.
It's what it must not be.
And what must it not be?
Well, 38 or more is a fever,
and a fever is bad.
So, we're good then?
Yes, we are.
I love you.
-I love you, too, boo-boo.
[man laughing]
[Morris] Oh, the old man.
-Did you hear your brother?
-[boy] An old man, ain't I right?
-Calm down, you.
-[boy] She's a very old woman.
-A very old man.
[Morris groans]
[Morris] Old man in small body.
[boy] Yeah, I know, right?
[Morris] Old man, come here.
Come, come.
[child playfully screaming]
-[power tools whirring]
-[hammers pounding]
[no audible dialogue]
I don't care how professional
we think we are,
you have no idea how sneaky this virus is.
The best bug hunters in the world
have all tried to find out
where this little bastard hides,
and no one's even managed that.
Believe me, when an outbreak
starts to burn, it's damn hard to stop.
But we identified him as he landed.
And he was clearly symptomatic.
Dr. Gbadamosi,
the question is not if we'll get patients,
it's when we'll get them.
But the real question is will we be ready
to receive them when they get here?
[phone ringing]
[Evelyn] Dr. Ohiaeri,
they are taking me to Yaba.
I told them nothing was wrong with me.
I just needed to fast and purge.
-That was all I really needed to do, oga.
-Doctor, I--
This morning.
My children, I left them all alone.
I didn't even cook for them.
Would you have someone
check on them please?
-Thank you.
[cell phone vibrating]
It's started.
Who, oga? Who?
[line ringing]
Okay, people.
It is now time for us to do the job
that we are here to do.
Let's get those addresses
and the teams rolling.
We can do this.
[engine starts]
[siren blaring]
Dr. Igonoh, my name is David.
I'm sorry about the space suit.
My boss gets real uptight if I don't wear
the full uniform to the office.
One of my bosses is also like that.
Okay, so we're gonna need
to take a little blood,
and then we'll have to
keep you here for a while.
I'm sorry.
We're still writing the protocols.
We're still learning.
-I understand.
I'll take your blood, and then we'll
figure out the next part together, okay?
[man on phone] We have a problem
with the ambulance drivers, sir.
They're scared of Ebola
and refusing to work.
I'll have to call you back.
I'll call you back.
Oh, no, you can't call me back now.
Don't you understand?
I understand.
I'm running a fever, and I'm sitting
in my brother's house with his children.
And you're telling me you're going--
Go back!
Go back. Get away from me.
Uncle Morris has... a cough.
I don't want you to catch it.
Don't cry now,
you didn't do anything wrong.
-Go back in.
-Hello? Are you still there?
-Yes, yes.
-Do you hear what I'm dealing with here?
-So sorry, sir.
The problem with the drivers should be
fixed soon, and they'll come and get you.
-Okay, okay.
-They'll come and get you.
I get you. I understand.
But you are not listening.
Everybody's scared here.
People are scared,
but someone needs to talk to them
to convince them to go back to work.
You know what? I'll call you back.
I'll call you back.
Yeah. Problem.
Listen, you have to understand
the level of fear we're dealing with here.
No, I don't have to understand anything.
I live with that fear every damn day.
-The drivers are scared.
-You think I'm not?
You think Kamal isn't
every time we put on those damn suits?
I have seen what it can do.
I know what it can do.
Here, look.
Look at this.
Is this what you want?
Is this what you are willing
to allow to happen in this city?
There are upwards
of 21 million people here.
I know what Ebola can do, trust me.
And what I know terrifies me.
Nothing terrifies me more.
I wake up sweating.
And that is why I do what I do,
because the only way to deal
with this bastard is to deal with it.
Not make excuses. Excuses kill people.
Now you tell those drivers,
you tell everyone,
that we either beat this here and now
or it will beat us.
Now, if you'll excuse me.
I have to go and confirm
with a beautiful young lady
that she has a disease that kills eight
out of every ten people it infects.
I'll do my job.
Please, make sure your people do theirs.
Thank you.
Please, say it's a joke, a bad joke.
It will be all right, God will.
We don't know for sure yet.
It might be nothing.
It might be something else.
-We just don't know.
-Promise me.
Promise me it will be all right.
[man] Our nation needs us. They need us.
Our children, our family,
they need us to keep them safe.
I know you are scared.
I am scared also.
But standing here before you right now,
I have resolved not to let fear
make me weak.
My friends,
tell me, who will stand with me?
Who will stand with me
to keep our city safe?
To keep Nigeria safe,
we need people, teams,
to go out and take the sick to Yaba.
And the sooner we do this...
the better for all of us.
Who will go?
Thank you. Thank you.
Thank you very much.
Thank you.
[ambulance engines starting]
[sirens blaring]
[engine starts]
For now, yes.
We get better here?
We have to contain this.
Once the ward is ready, you'll be moved.
-If I'm still alive.
-You will be.
In here?
Listen to me.
You can beat this.
You, not me, you.
I will support you in every possible way,
but you have to decide right now,
if you're gonna fight
or if you're gonna give up.
This place isn't perfect.
It's not even close.
But what's inside this ward
is not important.
What's important is what's inside you,
you hear me?
Good. Very good.
Pick a bed and start fighting.
The sooner you start,
the sooner you'll win.
Hello, Doctor.
Madam Evelyn, you're here, too?
They say I'm sick.
My pastor said I just needed
to fast and purge,
but they brought me here anyway.
Sweet Jesus.
I hope my children are all right.
Who'll cook for them while I'm here?
I'm sure they're fine.
Tell me, how are you feeling?
I'm hot... and sore.
[labored breathing]
You're very hot.
Are you drinking
your oral rehydration solution?
I'm trying, it's hard.
Tastes bad.
I know, but you must.
They told me to.
I try.
Dr. Ada.
It's not good to be here alone.
I was very frightened.
You don't need to be frightened anymore.
I'm here now, okay?
Ameyo, you should eat.
I will.
I'll be back to check.
And I will have eaten the food.
All right.
[phone ringing]
[man] Morris.
Hello, friend. Welcome to our little home.
Look at him...
sitting there... eating, laughing.
He brought this into our lives.
He's a man who was doing his job.
Just like us.
-Now he's sick, just like us.
-I know.
This place is terrible.
You been vomiting?
And diarrhea?
That too, a little.
I want you to start keeping
a detailed account of those things, okay?
I'm asking everyone.
As long as the count's going up,
then we know the virus is winning.
When it comes down, then we know your
immune system is starting to fight back.
So how often does it come down?
In my experience, not often,
but I'm learning here just as much as you.
Up till now I've been fighting a bush war.
This is all new to me.
Most of you folks are young and healthy,
and that may be a game changer.
But surely you've treated
young people before.
There was this one young man, beautiful.
One of the most beautiful people
I ever saw.
If it was Paris or New York,
he'd be on the cover
of every magazine in the world,
but... well, he was just
some dirt-poor farmer from the deep bush.
His wife got sick, then his kids got sick,
then he got sick.
That's how it works, this little bastard.
It jumps when you care
for the ones that you love.
It jumps when you bury your damn dead.
Anyway, this man, this beautiful man.
He was young, tough as nails.
He fought. He fought hard.
He watched his wife die.
He outlived his children.
And still, he wouldn't give up.
But he was poor, you know.
so far below the poverty line
they need a new word to describe it.
And it got him in the end.
He crashed. He bled out.
And we-- we burned him.
And he wasn't beautiful anymore.
Ebola made him less
before it destroyed him.
You never saw a more beautiful man.
[sighs] I'm so sorry.
It's okay. Really, it is.
No, no, it's not. I'm so sorry.
You're scared.
Yet you come in here anyway.
-Evelyn says you're a hero.
-I'm no hero.
I'm just some Kentucky boy,
who took a wrong turn,
ended up studying...
ended up studying virology instead of...
I don't know, radiology seemed much safer.
I always said, "You know where you are
with radiation." [chuckles]
Dr. Igonoh.
This bug, this damn bug.
It's dumb, and it's a bully...
but it's not as tough
as it likes people to think.
Sure, it comes in hard.
It hits your immune system
with everything it has.
And like any good bully,
it can throw a punch.
But it can't take one.
If you give your body long enough,
you will beat this.
I'll try.
You keep that count, okay?
That way you'll know
when you got that bully on the run.
-[Ada] I'll get it.
-It's okay, I got it.
-All right, I got you. Okay.
-Dr. David?
Thank you.
[Evelyn groaning]
[sighs] Ow.
[continues groaning]
[breathes steadily]
Please, stay with me, Justina, please.
Please, someone, please help.
-Get her out of my car.
Please get her out of my car.
-Get her out.
-Please, please.
[men continue shouting]
[Kamal] Dr. David!
-Dr. David, Dr. David! Come quick.
-Yeah, yeah.
Get that girl out of my car.
Please, get her out of my car.
-Sir, please, listen to me.
-[driver] I don't want to come here.
-[David] You have to listen to me.
We're gonna help you,
but you have to listen to me.
You have to listen, understand?
Sir, please. Please.
-[driver] I told you I don't want to.
-[David] You need to be quiet, sir.
Shh... [speaks Pidgin]
[driver yelling in foreign language]
Stay back, stay back, sir, please.
We're gonna help you, okay?
But we have to do this right.
Do you understand me?
-[man] Okay.
-Okay, you see Kamal there?
-Kamal is gonna lead the way.
And we're gonna walk slowly,
carefully to the ward.
You understand me? Okay, go.
You need to stay here. You cannot leave.
This is the Ebola facility.
-Do you understand?
-Ebola? Ebola!
-You will stay right here. Sit right here.
-Ebola! [screams]
Dr. Gbadamosi will take care of you.
[speaking foreign language]
Good morning.
How are you feeling?
It's to be expected.
Drink your ORS.
I can't.
It's horrible.
I know. But you must. We all must.
I'm sorry about your baby.
[man on TV] The information
being submitted to Nigerians
about the cure for the disease is false
-and should not be taken seriously.
-[door opens]
Salt does not cure Ebola.
Sit down.
You okay?
It's my mom.
Is she okay?
Tell me.
She's been worried about everybody else...
but she's not taking care of herself.
She doesn't eat. She doesn't sleep.
She stays up late.
We've tried talking to her, but...
Ma, your body needs the fluids
to fight the virus. See?
I try, Doctor, I do.
When I'm gone...
Doctor, you'll take care
of my children, won't you?
You will look after them yourself.
People will know it was this thing.
They will fear them.
Ma, don't even talk like that.
Promise me you will talk to Dr. Ohiaeri.
Promise me.
[Evelyn groans]
[cell phone vibrating]
How long are they going to leave
her body there, lying like that?
They have to be very careful, even here.
The body's very... dangerous.
[door opens, closes]
Oga, you called.
Abaniwo is gone.
Died of a stroke.
A stroke?
Good God.
What about his wife?
With her family.
They're making the arrangements.
Obviously, we'll help her
with anything she needs.
Of course, um...
I'll go and visit her, take some food.
Stroke or no stroke,
it's this damn Ebola that did this.
It did all of this.
Maybe not directly, but still.
I called, um, Yaba.
Sent them some dietary advice for Justina,
to help with her immune system.
Good, we must tend to the living.
Which is why...
I asked you to come see me.
What do you need?
-I need you to take the test.
-Not you as well.
-Did Afolabi tell you to do this?
-He and Bankie spoke with me and--
Those two are just as bad as each other.
Don't they realize how much I have to do?
How busy I am?
They're both worried about you.
You're tired, not sleeping.
I have told them what I've told you.
I'm stressed. We all are.
Besides... you look as bad as I feel.
There's the famous
Dr. Adadevoh bedside manners
that everyone tells me so much about.
Oga, I don't need to test.
I don't.
Do you remember
what your father said to me...
when he said
that you and I should work together?
He said I was brilliant...
[in foreign language]
...and street-smart.
-Will you ever stop telling that story?
-Not as long as I live.
It was the greatest compliment
I ever experienced.
It brought the two of us together.
You always were charming, oga. [chuckles]
[in foreign language]
Charming and street-smart.
Almost as good as brilliant.
the brilliant doctor who says
she's too busy saving everyone else.
Who says she never touched
the index patient
and sees no reason for tests.
[in foreign language]
The street-smart doctor...
who says...
just take it anyway.
If only to put the minds of those
who love you the most at ease,
and make an old man happy...
on a very sad day.
If it will stop the men in my life
from ganging up against me,
I'll take the tests.
Now can we talk about what else we can do
to help our people at Yaba?
[Jatto coughing]
Are you taking your medicine?
That's not good.
We have this deadly thing running
inside of us...
and you're worried about the common cough.
[wheezes and coughs]
It will be me next.
[Ada] Don't talk like that.
It will be.
I know it.
Drink your ORS.
[Justina whimpers]
You must.
You've been quiet since...
Are you all right?
Oh, my God.
Oh, God.
[labored breathing]
[man on cell phone]
Lord, I come to you
Beaten and broken in all kinds of ways
O Lord
The storms of life surround me
Feels like my world is ending
I'm hurting
Afraid and shaken
Lord, only you can help me
Pick up the pieces of my life
Get back up again
Lord, I look to you
Hear me, Lord
Hear my prayer
My body is weak
My spirit is weary
Hear me, Lord
Hear my prayer
Help me make it through
Help me make it through
Lord, here I am
All fight has left me
Nowhere to turn to
O my God
Darkness surrounds me
Don't know what tomorrow holds
I'm hurting, Lord
Afraid and shaken
[music stops]
I'm dead.
[breathing heavily]
[sobbing] God.
[muttering, indistinct]
[muttering, indistinct]
[muttering, indistinct]
[Morris mumbling]
[Morris mumbling]
[Morris mumbling]
[door opens]
The ambulance is here.
We need to go.
I'm sorry.
Thanks for sticking with us, folks.
Remember, from now on,
we don't live or die on our own.
We're not just responsible
for our patients,
we are responsible for ourselves.
What do we say about quick hands?
-[man] Quick hands will kill you.
-Exactly right.
Everything we do, we do slow and careful,
just like we've trained.
This is not medical school, folks.
No one passes the Ebola exam
with anything less than perfect marks.
You see? Didn't I tell you?
Infectious medicines
is the only game worth playing.
[man] I wanted to be a cardiologist.
Well, no one's perfect.
[all laughing]
[whispering] Dr. David, you have to go.
An ambulance is here.
Okay, thanks. I'll be right back.
[David] Dr. Adadevoh.
[Ameyo] Dr. David.
You look different
from the last time I saw you.
[chuckles] Yes.
This place has also changed.
Hmm. Are my people
still in that horrible ward?
We're about ready to start
moving them across to the proper facility.
It's about damn time.
Yeah, we just have a few more things
to do, then we can move them.
Thank you, Doctor.
Now... can we do this test
so that people can stop wasting their time
worrying about me?
Yeah, we need to take your blood.
But in the meantime, I'm gonna ask my team
to set aside a private room for you.
What? What are you talking about?
-I'm only here for the test.
Yeah, we have to test your blood...
and then it's my recommendation
as your doctor
that you stay in our care
until we get the results.
What are you talking about?
I know what I know.
And I know what I see with my own eyes,
and I've seen it
a hundred different times.
You need to stay in this facility
until we get the results.
You shouldn't go home.
Not in your...
Not in your condition.
What are you talking about?
What condition?
I didn't touch him.
Perhaps you've read
about the aerosol effect.
Of course I've read about it.
I've read everything. I did the research--
When we changed his IV bag...
that night...
the last night before he died.
Probably, yes.
I see it now.
It's-- It's my son's birthday tomorrow.
Well, the sooner we get you to your room,
the sooner we can get you home.
[David] They brought her in earlier today.
[sighs] And she's already symptomatic?
She was so worried about everyone else.
Of course she was.
She's the best boss I've ever had.
And you still have her.
Now, tell me about you.
How are you feeling?
-About the same.
-Can I see?
Is this true? The same count as yesterday.
So far, yes.
Well, that's good news.
Good news, very good.
Oh, madam.
Dr. Adadevoh,
she's also like a mother to me.
We're doing everything we can.
Happy birthday, Bankie.
Thanks, Mumsy.
Did you like the presents I got you?
Yes, yes, I did.
And your father?
Yeah, we prayed this morning together
before he went to work.
Good, good.
Did he get you a cake?
Mumsy, I don't think birthday cake
would be necessary now.
Bankie, it's your birthday.
You must have a cake.
All right, Mumsy. Mumsy, we will. We will.
We will.
Um, I brought the stuff you asked for.
I... I left them at your door.
Thank you. I'll get them soon.
Would you be needing anything else?
No, thank you.
Just-- Just...
I love you so much, Bankie.
[sniffling] I love you, too, Mumsy.
[crying] I love you, too, Mumsy.
-[Fadipe] Morris.
Morris. See.
Look. It's coming down, see?
Oh, that's good.
That's very good.
-How about you?
Well, give it time.
See, this Ebola, it can be beaten.
Give it time, brother.
Dr. Ohiaeri tells me you called him.
He promised me
he would look after all of them.
We owe them that.
You've done just fine.
Your people are getting
the best care they can.
But not enough, not for Evelyn.
Not for Justina and her unborn baby.
The small children.
No, not for them.
But for some of the others, perhaps.
I'm hopeful.
And you, Doctor, you are a fighter.
I can see that.
And you can fight this. You can still win.
It hasn't beaten you yet.
No, not yet.
We stopped it, didn't we?
We stopped it here.
Yep, I think you did.
That's good. Good for us.
[sobs] Good for us.
It's good for everyone.
We didn't know it, but we stopped it.
We did that.
[reporter] Joining us now on News at 10,
to discuss the status of Ebola
here in Nigeria
is the Deputy Incidence Manager of
the Ebola Emergency Center here in Lagos,
Dr. Olukayode Oguntimehin.
Dr. Oguntimehin, thank you for joining us
on the News at 10.
Thanks for having me.
Well, lots of people are already scared
that Ebola is in Nigeria,
so tell us exactly what the status is.
Well, so far we have had
12 confirmed cases
that stem from Mr. Patrick Sawyer.
But we are happy to announce that
cases of new infections are fast falling.
And that is a good sign.
And why is that?
Is that because of the efforts by the EOC?
Well, yes.
To date, we have had 894 contacts
identified and monitored.
About 18,500 face-to-face visits
were conducted by contact tracers
in order to be able to assess
Ebola symptom development.
We have also deployed a massive
social mobilization campaign,
with new infections nearing zero
and patients in isolation getting better.
With this we are confident
that our containment and treatment program
is working.
It was touch and go for a while.
I thought she might be winning,
but... it sometimes works that way.
She slipped into a coma last night.
Even if she does come back now,
she probably doesn't come
all the way back.
I'll pray for her.
Yeah, that'll be good.
You know, I think your prayers
might just be working.
Why, the blood work-- My count?
-I told you you could do this. I told you.
And her?
Remember how you said
there is nothing too big for God to do.
Madam, the whole country's
praying for you.
The Lord is my shepherd.
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in the path of righteousness,
for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil...
for you are with me.
Your rod and your staff...
You know your mother wouldn't want you
to remember her like this.
She wouldn't want you
to remember this place.
How could I not?
How could I forget--
How could I forget this?
No, this could have been far, far worse.
Well, this place
could be drowning right now,
buried beneath a mountain
of the sick and the dying,
if it hadn't been
for what your mother did.
She's a very, very good doctor.
She's a better mom.
Then that's what you should remember,
not this.
-Thank you.
-Hey, hey, hey. Morris!
Wake up, man.
Look. Look at this.
Come on, look.
What is it?
It's Ada.
-[applause continues]
[Ohiaeri] Never has our country
faced a crisis like this.
Never have our people and our nation
risen to a challenge
like we did last month.
And never have we paid a higher price.
You may say that there are only a few
who died here,
not the thousands who are still dying
as this terrible fire burns in our region.
It was my honor and my privilege
to work with some of those people...
both the living and the dead.
And I say to every one of you here today
that I have never,
and I will never meet
a finer group of people.
But they're not really gone...
and never will be,
because the memory of them lives on
in our hearts and in our minds.
And those precious people who we lost
take with them the prayers
of a grateful nation and a grateful world.
Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh.
Dr. Amos Abaniwo.
Nurse Justina Ejelonu.
Ward Sister Evelyn Ukoh.
They died of a terrible disease...
brought into our city
by a sick and terrified man.
Their death was not in vain.
And their memory and the memory of
all the people who died will never fade.
Not as long as there is a Nigeria
to remember them.
Ebola came to Nigeria,
and Nigeria looked Ebola in the face
and said, "No.
We will not run.
We will not hide.
We will not fail.
We will act like Nigerians for Nigeria."
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