The CDC knew about the Ebola threat on the Carnival ship on Oct. 15.!/Shroomcam/status/523113212603301888

Oh, my. If you didn’t think trust in government could get any worse, think again.

Check out the statement put out by Carnival Cruise Lines from earlier today that states the CDC told Carnival on October 15 that one of their ships was carrying a health care worker from Dallas who had been possibly exposed to Ebola:

Carnival Cruise Lines statement on quarantined Dallas lab worker who handled #Ebola patient's specimens.

— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 17, 2014

But if the date above is indeed accurate, why didn’t CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden or any of the other government officials who testified during yesterday’s Congressional hearing think to bring it up?

Over to you, Dr. Frieden. Any answer?

Also, here is Carnival’s policy on Ebola from their website:


From the looks of it, she never should have gotten on that boat.

These users nail the problem:

@FoxNews: Why was she allowed to board the ship?

— Jay Clark (@jcrocker8) October 17, 2014

@FoxNews seriously why are they letting the staff travel everywhere when protocols were lax

— BH42 (@bhiggins42) October 17, 2014

@FoxNews ok, let's see, one on a plane, one on a cruise ship this time of year……does this sound like its precautionary measures??

— RJV (@fx454) October 17, 2014

At this point, somebody should ask Dr. Frieden if there is any health worker in Dallas who treated Duncan that didn’t travel someplace. What’s with these people?

Oh, and this problem only gets worse from here:

Houston a problem! How will @CarnivalCruise santize 14 deck #Ebolaship sea 5d ?..then @CDCgov contact trace 4633 ppl?

— Elizabeth Goodale (@LizGoodale) October 17, 2014

And all the crew. And all the people she might have interacted with on a shore excursion. Etc., etc., etc.


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