Your feel good story of the day.
The Pentagon is now the latest place to suffer from an Ebola scare.
Arlington News reports that a woman began vomiting while on a tour bus at the Pentagon. Pentagon Force Protection Agency spokesman Chris Layman told Arlington News that Arlington County’s hazmat team was called out when they learned that the woman was recently in Africa.
The hazmat team was called out of “a complete abundance of caution,” Layman told Arlington News.
The woman has been transported to Virginia Hospital Center.
This scare comes as Obama administration officials said a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from a Liberian man who died from Ebola is self-quarantined on a Caribbean cruise ship and is being monitored for infection.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement Friday that the woman had shown no signs of the disease and has been asymptomatic for 19 days.
Jen Psaki has reassured everyone, so move along. Meanwhile, Obama has appointed a career political hack to be the Ebola czar. Wonderful.
President Obama is set to appoint top Democratic operative Ron Klain to oversee the government’s Ebola response, according to a Democratic aide.
Klain served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden and currently works in the private sector as president of Case Holdings and general counsel to Revolution LLC, an investment firm.
He was in charge of Joe Biden, and that’s worked out swimmingly.