Under questioning from Congress on how two Dallas nurses contracted Ebola, Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, 'While we do not yet know exactly how these transmissions occurred ….' Right there, at last, Frieden said what he should have been saying all along, that he and everybody else only knew what they thought they knew about Ebola.
CDC Director Tom Frieden kept assuring the
public that his agency knew everything there was to know about the transmission of Ebola. He turned out to be wrong.
It was Ivy Baker Priest, former treasurer of the United States, who once said, "I'm often wrong, but never in doubt." It is worth remembering the line now as you think of the conga line of famous doctors, led by Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who kept assuring us they knew everything there was to know about transmission of the Ebola virus.
There was Frieden, who sadly starts to look like another government hack, going out night after night on television and offering tutorials on Ebola, even after the late Thomas Duncan had been diagnosed with it at Texas Health Presbyterian.
"We know how to stop Ebola," Frieden said, with certainty on which cathedrals could be built. more at url