A revered doctor took to Twitter Wednesday to point out that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has safety advice on its website, related to handling Ebola patients, that is dangerously inaccurate.

Calling the CDC’s instructional guide “unacceptable”, George Washington University hospital laboratory director Dr. Jonathan Reiner noted that government produced diagrams showed health care workers with exposed areas of skin around the face and neck.

“This is from CDC web page for Ebola personal protective equipment,” Reiner tweeted. “Notice exposed skin at face & neck. Unacceptable.”

Reiner also noted that the advice for removing protective gloves is simply “wrong”.

“Follow these instructions from CDC website for removing gloves & you risk contamination. Not how to do it.” Reiner, also a professor of medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center, added.

The CDC guide Reiner is referring to can be found on the agency’s website here.

When CDC director Thomas Frieden was asked about the inaccuracies earlier this week by Fox News host Megan Kelly, he denied that the instructions were wrong.

“I looked at the [CDC’s] website and it says you’re only supposed to one wear one pair of gloves, and it says you don’t have to cover your head — you know head gear, head cover — and you don’t have to cover your feet. Now wouldn’t you admit that that’s insufficient?” Kelly asked.

“No.” Frieden replied. “We know how Ebola spreads. It spreads by direct contact and you know sometimes more isn’t better. You put on more layers, you put on more things, they’re harder to get on, they’re harder to get off. Yes really.”

The exchange can be viewed below at four and a half minutes in.

Kelly pressed Frieden on the matter, saying “You would go into an infected Ebola patient’s room without covering your head, with only wearing one pair of gloves and with your feet exposed, you would do that?”

“Absolutely.” he replied. “More is not always better. Better is better. Sometimes you put on more layers, it’s harder to put on, harder to take off. You increase your risk of exposure.”

However, in further coverage, Kelly highlighted footage of Frieden wearing a full body hazmat suit with no skin or feet exposed, as well as two pairs of gloves, when he visited Ebola patients in West Africa.

Clearly what the CDC head is saying does not jive with the opinion of another medical expert in the form of Dr Reiner, nor does it correlate with his own actions.

This is the latest in a seemingly endless string of calamities at the hands of the CDC that has contributed to the outbreak of the Ebola virus within the United States.

On Wednesday, it was revealed that CDC officials advised Ebola infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson that she could board a Frontier Airlines flight to Ohio with a mild fever after she had been treating the first Ebola patient Thomas Duncan.


Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, andPrisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

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