It’s Time for the Peace Corps Administration to Wake Up and Reform
Every Peace Corps volunteer affects an other American. I applied everywhere but Korea, my uncle went into the Army at 31, and, with an anthropology degree, offered to inoculate Koreans for TB. Since, a former President was jailed. I find it hard to believe a Korean couldn’t do so. Back to square one, where I work in American archaeology and another story.
The Peace Corps thought it might be good to assist the archaeology of the then declared independent Belize in the Mayan culture area on the Yucatan peninsula. I was told a number of people were accepted and shipped there according to a former Stony Brook University classmate. As it turned out, the person in charge of the antiquities for that country, a trusted archaeologist thought the idea a bad one. At the time a terrible civil war was also being fought in nearby Guatemala which has finally ended.
In both cases, and by the way it’s been found that UV light emitters in heating and cooling ducts of large structures is very effective in killing airborne TB bacteria, i.e. in shopping malls, government buildings, etc., that with the proper planning these ideas are good, but need better planning and review and are still important for the work in peace. Tried again, with somewhat different objectives would work. Once upon a time it was stated the Peace Corps were only accepting beekeepers. Hope they helped the bees.
My condolences to the Shrivers, their kin and friends. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost