Asked outside of Friday’s hearing whether the CDC’s response has been appropriate, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told The Huffington Post: “If you believe, as I do, part of the role of the CDC is to provide accurate, timely, complete, thorough information to the public, the answer would be no. Their information hasn’t been all that much better than what I could have provided, and I didn’t go to medical school for four years.”
A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case.
The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the initial test.
“It’s not clear what specific changes the federal government will announce. President Obama said Monday that the government would increase passenger screenings for Ebola in the United States and Africa. The White House said Tuesday that the new measures will be released in “the coming days.”
Schumer said federal officials are grappling with logistical challenges as they move toward implementing new safeguards.”
This article doesn’t really provide many details other than the fact that an announcement is forthcoming, so these thoughts are based purely on supposition and conjecture, but what type of additional screening are they planning to do? Are we soon to be donating DNA as soon as we reach the airport? I’m not sure how you can do additional screening for Ebola unless the plan is to simply ask questions of those coming from countries known to have a presence of the disease.