Megyn Kelly pressed CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden on the government’s response to the Ebola threat.
Kelly reminded Frieden that he assured the public that the U.S. would stop Ebola in its tracks. But now, Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has died, and one of the nurses that cared for him also has Ebola, though Frieden said health care workers would be trained.
“The American public looks at you and say:
‘Why should we trust you, and why should we trust the administration when Barack Obama told us we are prepared if Ebola reaches our shores and that the medical personnel would be adequately trained?’” Kelly said.
Frieden admitted that it’s “deeply troubling” that a nurse has contracted Ebola.
Make that two now:
AMBER VINSON, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who flew JUST the day before diagnosis on a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Dallas-Fort Worth before being diagnosed with Ebola
Still, he pledged, “We will stop the chains of transmission, I have no doubt about that. But it’s not going to be easy, and in West Africa, it’s not going to be quick.”
Kelly even brought up calls by her colleagues, including Bill O’Reilly, for him to resign for his mishandling of the situation. Frieden kept assuring that despite a smattering of cases in the U.S., the CDC is doing everything it can to make sure contact with others is minimal and hospitals have the tools they need to treat. Kelly confronted him with past assurances that Ebola would be stopped in its tracks and wouldn’t be coming to the United States.
She pressed him on why the U.S. doesn’t just implement a travel ban:
Frieden argued they’ve done enough by recommending all non-essential travel to West Africa be stopped for Americans, as well as stepping up airport screenings, but he doesn’t want to “isolate these countries” because it will “make it harder to stop the epidemic here.”
Kelly kept pushing him on hospitals not being fully equipped to treat Ebola before bringing up O’Reilly’s mad-as-hell call for Frieden to resign. Frieden basically dismissed those calls and insisted, “I’m focused on protecting Americans 24/7.”
As I’ve stated in social media, The ZomBot’s 2nd Presser left ME with no confidence. After all he excused himself from the podium with a runny nose, to go blow his nose. He’s an arse clown! ~ JP
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