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1. CDC Instructed Ebola-Infected Nurse To Fly On Commercial Jet, So It Looks Like They're As Dumb As We Are

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—the federal agency to which the world is looking for guidance during the current growing Ebola epidemic—conceded yesterday that it probably should not have advised a nurse who was showing visible signs of Ebola sickness to fly from Cleveland to Dallas via commercial airline. Whoops! Simple mistake. It's the kind of error any regular person might make. Which is generally why we don't hire regular people to work at the CDC.