Sunday, October 12, 2014

First U.S. Transmission of Ebola Contradicts White House's Facts

By Chris Rossini

On Oct. 6, The White House put out the following:

Today (less than a week later) TalkingPointsMemo reports (my emphasis):
A Texas health care worker who was in full protective gear when they provided hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition, health officials said Sunday.

Dr. Daniel Varga, of the Texas Health Resource, said during a news conference Sunday that the worker wore a gown, gloves, mask and shield when they provided care to Thomas Eric Duncan during his second visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.


  1. Yes, but what happened when the person took off their gear? Were they properly sprayed down first?

  2. It's possible that the person took of the protective gear inappropriately (i.e. they may have touched the outside of the gear with their exposed body parts.)

    1. Yes, that is what occurred with the nurse in Spain. She now admits keeping her gloves on and touching her exposed face.