President Barack Obama abruptly cancelled travel plans to New Jersey and Connecticut on Wednesday in order to meet with senior advisors to discuss the growing Ebola crisis. After repeatedly reassuring Americans that the deadly disease is controllable, the White House has been forced to acknowledge that the virus is spreading more quickly than previously predicted. The Obama Administration has notably appeared to be disturbingly behind in its assessment of the Ebola crisis in America and at certain times refused to state that the virus was spreadable without proper containment.
After the death of Thomas Eric Duncan on October 8, 2014, and the subsequent nurses who have been infected by the virus, Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, questions were raised concerning the protocol of medical personnel caring for patients with Ebola. Amber Vinson, the latest victim of the Ebola virus, contracted the disease as a part of the 71 member team of medical personnel who administered care to Duncan. 29 year old Vinson traveled to Cleveland, Ohio and back to Dallas on Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 Monday. CDC officials admit that Vinson was not placed on flight restrictions, however, “should not have travelled.” Vinson travelled to Cleveland to assist mother with wedding plans. Vinson, who is listed as “ill but clinically stable,” will be transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta late Wednesday.