Friday at a House Oversight Committee Ebola Response hearing, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said, “The head of CDC, supposed to be the expert, and he’s made statements that simply aren’t true.”
Issa said, “When the head of the CDC says you can’t get it from somebody on the bus next to you, that is just not true. When the head of the CDC says we know what we are doing, but in fact health care professionals wearing what they thought was appropriate protective material got it and that means it’s wrong. When the head of the CDC goes on television and says sometimes less protection is better and then has to reverse the protocol so we no longer have nurses who had their necks exposed. That was wrong.”
“The head of the CDC when asked whether you had full body suit versus simply the mouth said sometimes more is not necessarily better. The head of the CDC was wrong. We are relying on protocols coming from somebody who has been proven not to be correct,” he added.
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