The Department of Homeland Security’s response to the Ebola epidemic in 2014 was inefficient and put the public at risk, according to a new audit by the agency’s inspector general.
A person who recently traveled to an Ebola-affected area was transported to a hospital in Arlington, Va., this morning, but county officials do not believe the individual has the disease, the Washington Post reports.
The Dallas hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the only Ebola patient to die in the United States, will pay his family an undisclosed sum and create a charitable foundation in his name.
The NIH has spent money on several other projects, including obese lesbians, origami condoms, texting drunks, and dozens of other pet projects. On top of those projects, which comprised $39 million, the NIH announced it will grant $31 million to “enhance diversity in the medical research workforce.”
My must read of the day is “The Case Against Ebola Quarantines, Respectfully Submitted,” by Ron Fournier, in the National Journal.
An internal memo from the Obama administration reportedly considered allowing non-American Ebola patients into the United States for treatment, according to Fox News.
Yesterday, before taking off to attend a campaign event in Wisconsin, President Obama spoke to the press about the issue of Ebola. He praised the health care workers who are fighting the disease in West Africa, and indicated that he disagreed with the quarantine policies that the governors of New York and New Jersey have sought to implement for them. He doesn’t like these quarantines because they are insufficiently “supportive” of the efforts of the health care workers, and because they contribute to a climate of fear.
The Pentagon announced Wednesday that “all U.S. military service members” returning from Ebola plagued countries in West Africa would face a mandatory 21-day quarantine to ensure they are not infected with the deadly disease.
The U.S. general appointed to oversee America’s fight against Ebola in West Africa has been quarantined in Italy with at least 10 other Americans upon returning from the disease-stricken continent.