President Obama was in full self-congratulatory mode last week, patting himself aggressively on the back for wiping out ebola and doing what had to be done even as the doubting Toms doubted. From remarks at the White House: Last summer, as Ebola spread in West Africa, overwhelming public health systems and threatening to cross more borders, I said that fighting this disease had to be more
In a surprise development, the Centers for Disease Control has enlisted Dr. Seuss to teach about Ebola. Given the conflicting statements that have come out of the administration about how Ebola can be transmitted, the CDC felt Dr. Seuss could provide some clarity. ******* That Ebola virus! That Ebola virus! I like it less than Mylie Cyrus. Can I get it on a bus? You cannot
President Obama has chosen to make his policy points on Ebola by using the tactics he customarily employs during political campaigns – vilification and straw men – begging the question of whether he is using the Ebola crisis to buttress his own sorry standing with the American people and in the process help Democratic candidates who are being harmed by his tarnished image. Granted, a White House
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Where is Ron Klain? He’s an international man of mystery. We know he exists. We know he’s defeating Ebola. Probably has one arm tied behind his back, just to be fair. But we are not allowed to see him. He is our leader, but he does not lead. He does not talk us. He does not reassure. HE DOESN’T LET ON WHAT THE HELL HE
The Centers for Disease Control today announced that the majority of health workers returning from West Africa would require daily monitoring but not quarantine, Reuters reports. A few considered “high-risk” – such as those who were stuck with a needle or who cared for patients without protective gear – would be asked to voluntarily quarantine themselves. The military, though, is taking a more stringent approach, quarantining
The Centers for Disease Control this afternoon will announce a policy with respect to health care workers who return from treating Ebola victims in Africa, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today. Signaling where the CDC will come down, Earnest said the White House continues to stand by its position that the health workers should not be quarantined, despite the quarantines issued in New
The White House was correct this weekend to pressure New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to change their short-sighted, misguided Ebola quarantine policies, which are more likely to harm than help the citizens of their states. President Obama, of course, has only himself to thank for the governors taking matters into their own hands. The current federal policy, which as
President Obama today met with Nurse Nina Pham, who survived Ebola and was declared free of the virus today. In a symbolically important gesture, he hugged her for the cameras. Several White House reporters protested the failure of the White House to allow either video cameras or print reporters to cover the event. Only still photographers were permitted to attend. A tweet by CBS White House
President Obama today will meet in the Oval Office with Dallas nurse Nina Pham. Pham was one of the brave nurses who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, who was the first person to contract Ebola in the United States. At a news conference this morning, Pham was declared free of the virus by NIH Director Anthony Fauci.