The more the Ebola crisis is attached to President Obama, the more likely he then becomes to lift a finger and do something about it. Hence, the best thing we can do to insure someone in government takes this as seriously as the general public does – is to firmly attach the concern to the Obama administration.
(CNN) — A second Ebola patient to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha will arrive there early Monday morning, the center said in a statement. The patient is believed to be an American freelance cameraman who worked for NBC.
Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday. He left Liberia on a specially-equipped plane Sunday and was headed to Nebraska, the network reported.
Upon arrival, the patient will be immediately taken to a remote part of the airport away from passenger areas, where an ambulance will wait for transport to the hospital.
Screening could soon be increased at U.S. airports because of the Ebola outbreak, officials said Sunday.
“All options are on the table for further strengthening the screening process here in the U.S., and that includes trying to screen people coming in from Ebola-affected countries with temperature checks,” a federal official said.
The source added: “It’s not as easy as it sounds. There aren’t that many direct flights from Ebola-affected countries to the U.S. anymore. Many passengers are arriving on connecting flights from other parts of the world, and then they come here, so that makes it more of a challenge.”
An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention similarly said that enhanced CDC screening at major U.S. airports was under consideration. Any change must be useful enough to warrant the disruption to travelers, that official said.
A separate, senior administration official stressed that enhanced screening is consistent with what Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama’s homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, said last week. However, officials then had argued that such screening could be counterproductive. (continue reading)