You Can Thank the CDC For EBOLA IN AMERICA: First Ever Ebola Case On US Soil As Patient Lands In Atlanta; CDC Urges Calm
Remember, there is no vaccine for Ebola and there is no cure. Most of the people that get it end up dying.
A plane carrying Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in West Africa, landed at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, at around 11am this morning – the first ever case of Ebola on US soil. He is being escorted to Emory Hospital under police escort. His colleague Nancy Writebol will arrive later on a separate flight as the planes are equipped to deal with one quarantined patient at a time. As ABC reports, both are listed in “serious but stable condition.” The CDC’s director explained the infected patients pose little risk to others, adding “these are American citizens. American citizens have a right of return. I certainly hope people’s fear doesn’t trump their compassion.” What is perhaps raising that fear among Americans (and frankly the world after yesterday’s WHO warning of “high risks of spread to other countries”) is the fact that, as Reuters reports, more than 100 health workers fighting Ebola have contracted it themselves.