The Centers for Disease Control praised the Liberian National Port Authority one month before Liberia let through Ebola Patient Zero, Thomas E. Duncan, into the United States.
Here’s a press release from the agency applauding itself for its work in August.
A two member delegation from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has praised the Management of the National Port Authority for instituting Stringent Precautionary measures aimed at curbing further spread of the deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia.
Speaking during a visit at the Freeport of Monrovia Wednesday, the CDC delegation said the procedures being implemented by the NPA Management against the Ebola Virus are “ Extreme Preventive Measures” that are also in line with rigorous approaches in containing the disease.
The revelation raises new questions about the competence of CDC officials. Despite assurances, Ebola has gone airborne before.
In July, Liberia’s land borders were shut with neighboring countries.
Other African countries have closed their land borders as well to contain the disease’s spread.
Cameroon closes all borders with Nigeria over Ebola outbreak: YaoundÃ©, Cameroon: Cameroon has closed all its land,… http://t.co/XLA1P2l7rT
— cameroon daily (@cameroondaily) September 25, 2014
Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Ebola-affected West African neighbours Guinea and Liberia – http://t.co/bjLEsAF0TL
— Nigeria Newsdesk (@NigeriaNewsdesk) August 23, 2014
But the White House still won’t stop travel from Ebola-stricken areas.
White House: No Ebola travel restrictions http://t.co/YS0y2nAjbv
— Tamara Davis (@warriors_mom) October 1, 2014
It’s not like the White House hasn’t used the FAA to shut down travel before.