Judge Jeanine Pirro gave an opening statement, Saturday night, slamming the Regime’s response to the Obama outbreak thus far, calling CDC Director Dr. Thomas Friedman a former “community organizer” – a designation I couldn’t independently confirm. I wouldn’t be surprised – but I do know that he’s a highly qualified epidemiologist who has experience in New York fighting infectious diseases, which makes his weak performance dealing with the Ebola outbreak, here all the more bewildering.
She had on bio safety expert and president of Behavioral Based Improvement Solutions, Sean Kaufman, who oversaw the infection control of the first two Ebola patients in the United States.
Kaufman had just returned from Liberia where he has been fighting the disease through the organization, Samaritan’s Purse. He said there was good news and bad news to share about his experience flying back home. The screening process when he got to the Atlanta Airport was about 45 minutes long, and was very thorough, he said, but in Brussels, where he had a ten hour stopover after his flight from Monrovia – there was absolutely no screening what-so-ever.
When Pirro asked Kaufman if he was for or against a travel ban, he answered that he used to be against it, but given this recent experience in Brussels, he was leaning toward favoring a travel ban for non-essential travel from those effected countries.
Kaufman – a former employee of the CDC – told Pirro that he contacted them early on to criticize their Ebola protocols – which he thought were inadequate – but he was blown off. He told the stunned Pirro, that they reacted at first by debating his proposals and then they just “blew me off.” He added, “the reality is, there was no follow up.”
The CDC was expected to release new guidelines, Saturday night.
Pirro also had infectious disease expert Dr. Arnott to talk about the Ebola outbreak.
He talked about how the The World Health Organization dropped the ball on Ebola. Doctors Without Borders warned WHO about the Ebola outbreak seven months ago, but they blew them off- as did the United States.