Staggering Negligence

The Centers for Disease Control said that the second nurse to catch Ebola at the Dallas hospital shouldn’t have flown commercially.

But as CBS News reports,  CDC itself authorized her flight in advance:

In the case of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who flew commercially as she was becoming ill with Ebola, one health official said “somebody dropped the ball.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that Vinson called the agency several times before flying, saying that she had a fever with a temperature of 99.5 degrees. But because her fever wasn’t 100.4 degrees or higher, she didn’t officially fall into the group of “high risk” and was allowed to fly.

Update: Confirmed by NBC News.

Update: the CDC now says that the nurse may have been symptomatic while on the flight.

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