Stuart's Take

Ebola has arrived. No panic. A lot of understandable anxiety. The CDC's top guy says he has "no doubt we will control this case so it doesn't spread widely".

 

Several questions: why are we not allowed to know the name of the patient, or the airline and flight that he arrived on from West Africa? Surely, full disclosure is the best way to stamp out panic.

 

The authorities are in a difficult position: avoid panic, but also protect the rights of individuals swept into the scare. The public should have maximum information: treatment options, vaccine availability, quarantine procedures, and, perhaps most important, exactly how it can, and will be, transmitted.

 

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