Government Incompetence Exacerbates Our Ebola Fears

by Jim Geraghty

Marc Siegel, a professor of medicine and medical director of Doctor Radio at NYU Langone Medical Center and a contributor to Fox News, writes on NRO that bringing those two doctors infected with Ebola to Atlanta for treatment is the right decision, and that “any fear of [doctors Kent] Brantly or [Nancy] Writebul as a source of spread is misplaced. This kind of fear is un-American. Rescuing our heroes is our tradition.”

He’s absolutely right. Of course, the transport of the patients to the United States is also approved and overseen by the immigration enforcement folks in charge of protecting our Southern border, the Health and Human Services folks who assured the public that the Healthcare.gov would work, and the CDC folks who left live Smallpox samples, as well as dengue and scarlet fever, in a storage closet.

So it’s not that unreasonable for the American people to be less than fully reassured that the experts have everything well in hand.