On the heels of the announcement a second American health care worker had contracted Ebola and was allowed to broad a commercial aircraft during the 21-day quarantine period, President Barack Obama spoke to reporters to assure the nation that the dangers of serious outbreak of Ebola in United States are extraordinarily low on Wednesday.
The president said his team is reviewing actions in Dallas to ensure there will be no more spread of Ebola because he said, “protocols work if implemented properly.”
He also promised a CDC rapid response team will be sent to any future Ebola cases.
Obama said, “I want to use myself as an example so people have a sense of the science here. I shook hands with, hugged, and kissed, not the doctors, but a couple of the nurses at Emory because of the valiant work that they did in treating one of the patients. They followed the protocols, they knew what they were doing, and I felt perfectly safe doing so. And so, this is not a situation in which, like a flu, the risks of a rapid spread of the disease are imminent. If we do these protocols properly, follow the steps, get the information out, then the likelihood of widespread Ebola out break in this country are very, very low.”