Questions Mount Over How Prepared U.S. Officials and Hospitals Are for Ebola
Despite Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden saying that the Ebola outbreak is being "stopped in its tracks," fears about the deadly virus continue to grow, especially in the wake of the first Ebola case being diagnosed on U.S. soil.
On "Cashin' In" today, Michelle Fields pointed out that the Ebola patient in Dallas had all the possible warning signs of the virus but was still released from the hospital.
"He might as well have had a stamp on his head that said 'I have Ebola,' and they sent him home," Fields said.
Jonathan Hoenig said he's not worried about Ebola due to the U.S. having a vastly superior infrastructure to that of African countries, but Wayne Rogers asked if you really want to trust government - the same government that's behind the IRS and VA scandals - to handle the Ebola crisis properly.
"The CDC says that they have it all under control. A government agency can't even create a healthcare website, and I'm going to trust that a government agency can control Ebola? I'm not so sure I can," Fields said.
Jehmu Green suggested the real problem was that the U.S. does not have a Surgeon General, but Rogers countered, "You want to put the head of the Secret Service in? You want to put the head of the IRS in? These are morons. You're going to appoint another moron to tell you what to do?"
Watch the clip from "Cashin' In" above.