Fox’s Hasselbeck Demands To Know Why Medical Expert Isn’t Panicking over Ebola
Fox’s Hasselbeck Demands To Know Why Medical Expert Isn’t Panicking over Ebola (Mediaite)
See if you can spot the moment infectious disease specialist Dalilah Restrepo regretted agreeing to this Fox & Friends interview. It comes at about the 2:42 mark, when Elisabeth Hasselbeck asks her why she isn’t panicking about the first case of ebola diagnosed in the United States.
“You have a very calm tone,” Hasselbeck said. “It must come by nature with what you do professionally, doctor. The rest of us are saying wait a minute, there’s a lot of panic when it comes to the flu, to lice. As a parent, I’m thinking, ‘Well there should be a little bit of a justification for worry here.’”
Restrepo explained several times that ebola was not infectious until the patient was symptomatic, a point the F&F troika bowled right over. She also added that ebola required bodily fluid contact to spread, unlike the flu.