Despite President Obama's assurances that the chances of Ebola spreading to America were very small (against experts' opinion that it was about a 20% probability), "it" is here; and so we look forward to hearing from The White House top experts on how well "contained" it is (despite 100 under surveillance and another case in Hawaii and in Washington) and why there's no need for widespread panic.. at least not until the entire Government's 160,000 HazMat suit order is filled...
As NY Times reports,
Under mounting pressure over their handling of the Ebola crisis, White House officials are planning a Friday afternoon briefing to outline how the government is responding to the epidemic.
The 3:30 p.m. briefing will feature administration officials including:
- Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism;
- Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of health and human services; and
- Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.
Press Conference is due to start at 1630ET...