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Fox News Worried CDC May Be Lying About Ebola Because Obama Lies About ‘Things’

The news that Ebola had been diagnosed on American soil raised concern that the deadly illness could somehow spread in America, and even cause a pandemic like currently found in Africa.

The Center for Disease Control’s  Dr. Tim Frieden has been trying his best to stomp out those fears, by taking to the media to express how unlikely it is that Ebola will become a crisis here in the states.

Yet, Fox News’ Steve Doocy was not buying it. Instead, during today’s broadcast the newsman said that he is worried that his own daughter  will somehow be infected.

“I know you say the public does not need to worry about it,” Doocy told Frieden on Fox News. “But I’ve got to tell you something, my daughter works in the building directly across the street from the hospital, and I talked to her last night. She’s a little freaked out.”

The CDC director then tried to remind Doocy that Ebola is not airborne, and is spread through contact with bodily fluids of someone who is sick, making his daughter safe.

“Let’s go back and look at the plain truth of how Ebola spreads, it only spreads through someone who’s sick,” the CDC director responded to concerned dad Doocy. “And only spreads from direct contact with the person or their body fluids.”

Doocy countered that, as his viewers had pointed out, the CDC had a credibility problem because it is part of the Obama administration, which makes it hard for people to buy their assurances now.

“They [the viewers] feel that the administration has misled a lot of people on a lot of things,” Doocy insisted. “Why should we believe you when you’re telling us this stuff?”

Frieden, kept it cool and simply responded that the CDC was not in the habit of hiding ‘things.’

“We level with people because that’s the most important way, that’s the most effective way to get the information across and to get people to understand what we need to do,” the director said. “And the fact is, what we need to do here is to trace every one of the contacts carefully. And more broadly, help stop it in Africa for not just their sakes, but for ours.”

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