Attkisson: It may already be too late to prevent Ebola outbreak in the US

http://twitter.com/#!/SharylAttkisson/status/521283238044909569

Unlike Donna Brazile, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson is worried about Ebola. And with good reason.

This case alone is overwhelming health officials and the hospital, according to officials. Hard to imagine how a spread will be handled.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) October 12, 2014

Experts: the biggest advantage we had in protecting Americans from Ebola was the ocean. But by allowing entry of potentially exposed–

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) October 12, 2014

–we've forfeiting the advantage.

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) October 12, 2014

Ebola: Officials Sound the Alarm http://t.co/ynl8u5XUJV

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) October 12, 2014

From the linked article:

The Dallas Ebola case was mishandled nearly every step of the way with health officials displaying a “learn-as-we-go” mentality. A “glitch” at the hospital was blamed for sending the infected patient back home where he came into contact with others. And there was a shocking lack of preparedness in disposing of the patient’s infectious waste.

“They blew it,” one official told me. Another official acknowledged that such examples of incompetence make it more difficult to convince the American public that their health is in good hands.

Feel better now?