New York City Cops Leave Ebola Doctor's Apartment and Dump Their Gloves and Masks in a TRASH CAN
By Chris Spargo
As a demonstration of how well-drilled New York City officials are in how to deal with Ebola, it left a lot to be desired.
Two New York City police officers who attended the Harlem apartment building of Dr Craig Spencer – the first confirmed Ebola case in the city – were observed afterward dumping their protective gear and caution tape in a garbage bin on the street.
While it was not immediately clear if the two officers had been inside Dr Spencer’s apartment, the episode had many people asking if the equipment should not have been disposed of in a biohazard bag – even if only as a precaution.
Jitters spread through New York on Thursday after it was revealed Dr Spencer spent seven days in the city after returning from Africa with the Ebola virus in his bloodstream.
He caught the subway, went bowling with friends, visited a tourist site and ate at a restaurant.
While officials say he had no symptoms at the time of these activities and was therefore almost surely not infectious, many New Yorkers are worried all the same.