Actually, it was Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, who said, “We remain confident that Ebola is not a significant public health threat to the United States.”
So why should I trust him?
CDC head assures Ebola not serious risk to U.S., Obama mulls ‘czar’ while nurse patients moved out of Dallas – NY Daily News.
Today’s nightmare scenario: You’re on a plane with a Nigerian dude who’s vomiting profusely and dies in his seat. When you land at JFK, the CDC boards the plane, declares that the deceased did not have Ebola and sends everybody home. How do they know? As far as I can tell, it’s a “trust me” proposition.
And the medical labs aren’t prepared to do the Ebola testing anyway:
Wasn’t Ms. Whitman the one who said it was OK to breathe the air at ground zero three days after 9/11? Should we ask the first responders and volunteers from all over the country who developed chronic lung conditions as a result of breathing that air what they think of Ms. Whitman’s credibility on this or any other subject?
That’s the one. But neither she nor Michael Brown said what I attributed to them. It was CDC Director Tom Frieden who said, “We remain confident that Ebola is not a significant public health threat to the United States.”
I thought: Why should I trust Frieden any more than Whitman or Brown?
And here’s a headline from Raw Story: “More Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died from Ebola” [ http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/more-americans-have-been-married-to-kim-kardashian-than-have-died-from-ebola-and-other-things-you-should-know-about-the-virus/ ]