Yeah, hoboy, as soon as I saw the headline, I knew someone would be offended. I think the PC Machine that has to take offense at something, has made me sensitive to some such things. I don't think this could even qualify as a "even if nobody sees the harm" type of comment. It is what it is, @L_Mariachi.
A quick consultation of the Googles of "ebola grave condition" finds more than one story quoting a Shepherd's Purse representative as stating that both Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol are in “stable but grave condition”.
The source stated that. I know, I know; if I say that changing it to "critical condition" is bad journalism, someone will say, hey, it's just a blog! Yeah...I think y'all moved beyond just being a blog, a looong time ago.
Yes, it could be seen as a crass joke, but I seriously doubt that's what was meant. It's a serious situation, and "grave condition" is the proper term. It's not like the time an editor at a local paper said that a paraplegic was "stumping" for a candidate (it was also an innocent gaffe, as "stumping" is an old-timey political term) and even then, once we'd explained to an irate paraplegic that, no, it wasn't intentional, that the reporter had failed to let anyone know this important detail, and that the editor had chosen the old-timey term for brevity's sake...well, people were still offended so the publisher just shrugged and said, "Nothin' we can do about it now."