Posted by: Chris Maloney | October 18, 2014

Dr. Oz From September: Was The Severity of This Ebola Outbreak Predictable?

Before we act surprised about how Ebola has reached the U.S., it’s pretty amazing that we haven’t had more cases.

Here are experts talking back in September, both of whom expected Ebola to reach the U.S. One of them, Dr. Richard Besser, was exposed to Ebola (with protective equipment, but that’s not a certainty anymore). He makes a joke of the fact that he could be infecting Dr. Oz and the rest of the studio audience.

In September, the number of cases was outpacing the ability of care. Now we’re long past this point. We’ve basically retreated from West Africa, and now we’re playing a blame game rather than taking necessary action.


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