Don’t anyone panic, though, Dr. de Blasio is all over it.
Dr. Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old Doctors Without Borders volunteer, and his live-in fiancée, Morgan Dixon, 30, were quarantined at Bellevue as investigators retraced the couple’s steps from the six days since the doctor returned from Guinea last Friday, the sources said. The Associated Press reported two of Spencer’s friends were also quarantined but had shown no symptoms of the virus.
Spencer’s West 147th Street apartment has been sealed, and two of Spencer’s friends have also self-quarantined in their homes, officials said.
And an Uber car-service driver who recently transported Spencer has self-quarantined as well, officials said.
At a press conference Thursday night, officials claimed that Spencer had mostly “stayed at home” since his return.
“We don’t want to give the impression he self-quarantined, but he did limit his contact,” claimed Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, head of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
“He did attempt to self-isolate,” she told reporters.
Still, officials conceded that Spencer had also made numerous excursions around the city in the days before he was diagnosed.
That included riding the subway, walking the High Line, taking the Uber car and, on Wednesday night — even as he was already feeling fatigued, according to officials — taking a three-mile run and spending the evening bowling.
Yup, he attempted to self-isolate by acting like a tourist in the city for the first time.
His stroll along the High Line also involved a meal at a nearby restaurant, sources said.
Spencer also visited Herald Square in his travels around town, sources added.
Hard to believe he didn’t take in a Broadway show or go see an event at Madison Square Garden. Must have been feeling ill or something.
Mayor de Blasio added that there is no reason for alarm.
“Being on the same subway car or living near someone with Ebola does not in itself put someone at risk,” he said.
How would this idiot know that? Oh by the way, when they tell you they’re following protocol, do not believe them: