- Oct 2014
Federal health officials effectively acknowledged the problems with their procedures for protecting health care workers by abruptly changing them. At 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued stricter guidelines for American hospitals with Ebola patients. They are now closer to the procedures of Doctors Without Borders, which has decades of experience in fighting Ebola in Africa. In issuing the new guidelines, the C.D.C. acknowledged that its experts had learned by working alongside that medical charity.
As much as I'd like to believe that the CDC is doing as well as possible under the circumstances, I'm dismayed to learn it took so long for it to adopt protocols closer to those used by Doctors Without Borders. Maybe we'll learn why during the Congressional hearings today.