Chris Hayes: NYC Has Been Preparing for Ebola ‘Day and Night’ for Two Months

‘No one else has been diagnosed with Ebola in New York City’

“We strongly emphasize at this point no one else has been diagnosed with Ebola in New York City. Dr. Spencer’s fiancee is in quarantine. She is presently not symptomatic. Dr. Spencer did take a subway from Manhattan to a bowling alley in Brooklyn Wednesday night, and took an Uber home. He says he was not exhibiting a fever at that time although he did feel tired.

Further, according to The Times, health care workers have dispersed across the city to determine who else might have come in contact with Dr. Spencer in recent days. You will recall that Thomas Eric Duncan before finally receiving treatment in the Dallas hospital where he died, did not infect any family members -- this despite the fact he was symptomatic and in relatively confined space with them for several days.

It should also be noted that New York City has been preparing for this eventually, in the words of Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo day and night for more than two months, enacting CDC protocols, training nurses and testing the reaction of 11 city hospitals by sending people to those hospitals who pretended to have symptoms and travel histories consistent with a possible Ebola diagnosis.”

 

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