On Thursday, New York City announced it has its first official Ebola patient; a doctor who had recently treated Ebola victims in West Africa:
MYFOXNY – The doctor, Craig Spencer, 33, returned from Guinea 10 days ago after treating Ebola patients there. Since returning, Spencer rode the A, L, and No. 1 subway lines, went running, used an Uber livery cab, and went to a bowling alley in Williamsburg called the Gutter Wednesday night, said Dr. Mary Bassett, the city’s health commissioner. He also visited the High Line park in Manhattan at some point, she said. He began exhibiting a fever and diarrhea on Thursday morning,
Obviously this doctor was high risk – so what was he doing on a plane, subway, and cab, then running and bowling in public places?! And how did he miss out on taking the ferry and LIRR, for good measure? Maybe those were his Thursday plans before he got sick.
Of course our trusty health “experts” say all that was fine as long as he wasn’t exhibiting symptoms (in fact, GOOD NEWS! CDC Says NYC Ebola Doctor Cleared Enhanced Airport Screening), but he very well could have gotten sick at any time while out. What if the next time, we have a person with Ebola vomiting all over a public place? We need much better quarantine procedures.
CDC, you have ONE job … do it!