October 9, 2011

IT’S REMOTE AND HARD TO GET TO: Worker at South Pole Station Pushes for a Rescue After a Stroke. I don’t want to sound unsympathetic, but this is a non-emergency at this point — she had the stroke on August 27 — and an early flight would risk a lot of other people’s lives. When you sign on for these kinds of things, you’re going to a place where you can’t just call 911. Reading the story, this seems more about psychological needs than physiological ones.

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