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NYC Mayor Says "No Cause For Alarm" As Ebola Action Plan Prepared

Holding the line of America's political leaders with regard the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the US, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio explained today "there is no cause for alarm." However, in his next breath, as Bloomberg reports, he announced that America's most-populous US city is increasing vigilance against the Ebola virus by involving every agency that interacts with the public. De Blasio called the meeting after the death yesterday in Dallas of Thomas Eric Duncan, "to make sure that if anyone does present themselves with symptoms, we have a clear protocol on how to handle the situation." Meanwhile, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters today in Trenton, "we're not ready at airports yet but we will be."

As Bloomberg reports,

New York, the most-populous U.S. city, is increasing vigilance against the Ebola virus by involving every agency that interacts with the public, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

 

Departments responsible for health, counter-terrorism, public safety and human services will work closely with federal and state officials, even though no case of the virus has been reported in the city of 8.4 million people, de Blasio said.

 

“There is no cause for alarm,” de Blasio said today at City Hall, where officials met to discuss Ebola strategy. “In New York City, we have an extraordinary effort in place to work with health providers all over this city, agencies of every kind, to make sure that if anyone does present themselves with symptoms, we have a clear protocol on how to handle the situation.”

 

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De Blasio said New Yorkers who suspect they might be sick from the virus should go to a hospital emergency room. According to Health Commissioner Mary Bassett, only one person reported circumstances justifying a test for the virus, which proved negative.

 

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“We’re not ready at airports yet but we will be,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters today in Trenton. The governor said a private call with the White House had bolstered his confidence in state and federal plans to combat Ebola.

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So that's good then - because The White House nailed call after call recently...