A tipster has alerted Gotnews.com that United Airlines is doing a poor job alerting the passengers of two United flights and that United is using the unsubstantiated claim by that there was “zero transmission” to duck responsibility.
“We were sent this about an hour ago… from this it looks like we are not notifying the passengers that were on his flights or passengers who are flying on the planes he flew on,” a tipster said.
Here’s the message.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has informed us that the patient said he flew part of his trip on United. However, without consent, we cannot divulge a traveler’s identity. The director of the CDC has stated there is “zero risk of transmission” on any flight on which the patient flew because he was not symptomatic until several days after his trip and could not have been contagious on the dates he traveled. While the CDC states it is unnecessary for it or the airline to contact others who were on the patient’s flights, United is providing information about the flights United believes the patient took, based on information provided by the CDC. We are ensuring our employees have this information and suggest that any customers who have concerns contact the experts at the CDC for further information.
Information on the Sept. 20 flights United believes the patient took is as follows:
Brussels to Washington Dulles, Flight 951 and Washington Dulles to Dallas-Fort Worth, Flight 822.
The CDC continues to claim that there was “zero risk” of transmission without providing any evidence for its claim.
In fact, CDC director Thomas Frieden has tried to suggest that letting in people from Ebola countries is humanitarian.
— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrFriedenCDC) October 2, 2014
Thousands more United passengers continued to be potentially exposed to the disease by flying on the unclean planes.
United also apparently knew that the news would hit.
Yup that super cheap fare to Dallas I snagged is indeed on the airline taken by the Ebola patient. They totally knew the news was coming…
— Amanda Becker (@AmandaBecker) October 2, 2014