Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Vinson was not told that she could not fly,"


Multiple sources are reporting that the second health care professional in the US who has contacted Ebola contacted the CDC about her low grade fever and was not told she shouldn't fly...


Ok, this may not be Katrina big, but this is the sort of thing we kind of just assume that the government would get right.  Part of the argument (and a good one I would add) for entities like the CDC is to be the voice of caution in situations like these. That they are the ones who would offer the 'safe yet not nuts' perspective.

This (sort of like dealing with the immediate aftermath of Katrina) is the thing we all expect government to do.  To have a plan, to step in an implement that plan. When it doesn't it leads to general suspicion of the government to do anything.

It's not like the idea of a bad communicable disease coming to America isn't a unique idea. Heck Hollywood has been riding that horse for a long time.


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