Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.
Obama spoke Thursday night to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The White House says some officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were already on the ground, with another team expected to have arrived late Thursday.

Obama is asking Cuomo and de Blasio to stay in close touch with Ron Klain, Obama’s “Ebola czar,” and public health officials in Washington. He’s pledging more help if needed to ensure proper care for the patient and safety for health workers and the public.

A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive Thursday. He’s the fourth Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S.

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  • Apple (@pivobysala)

    “Ebola is not coming to the United States” quote from President Obama. The CDC has blown any credibility it had with the public in the US. We are so screwed with the people who are supposed to protect us being incompetent and not telling us the truth.

    Reminds me of.. “If you like your doctor, you can keep him” and other lies.

    Well guess what? My health care is up to $500/month, I have a new 2nd-rate doctor, and dozens of highly trained medical professionals have been killed by Ebola.

    Everything the government touches becomes unaffordable. My health insurance is $450/month, my taxes are closing in on 50% (in NYC), and even my subway pass is now over $100/month (in NYC). Stuff that is still private enterprise is super cheap. Car insurance ($25/month from Insurance Panda), cell phone ($22/month from T Mobile), and gym ($15/month from Planet Fitness).

    It would take a fool to believe Obama’s nonsense now! Thanks for bringing it to us, Craig Spencer!

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