‘We got this guys’: Wow, don’t you feel better after WH’s Ebola presser? [photos]


This afternoon, officials held a press conference on Ebola at the White House. It was about as reassuring as you’d expect from any White House presser. Which is to say, not really very reassuring at all:

WH Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco says US using "whole govt response" to control Ebola epidemic at its source. pic.twitter.com/sXaRT9kZnx

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 3, 2014

Whole government? Oh, thank goodness!

At WH briefing on Ebola, HHS Secy Burwell says US has the health care system "to contain this disease." pic.twitter.com/hSpLtJJ2Fd

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 3, 2014

Is that so?

MT @markknoller WH briefing on Ebola, HHS Secy Burwell says US has the health care system "to contain this disease." https://t.co/MwSYvFH5do

— S.M (@redsteeze) October 3, 2014

Flawed software, not human error, caused missed Ebola diagnosis, Dallas hospital says http://t.co/TZuQRIIHXv pic.twitter.com/FRt0OLqedJ

— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 3, 2014


US health care infrastructure "well-equipped to stop Ebola in its tracks," says Dr. Anthony Fauci of NIH. pic.twitter.com/ZchaGV3xKc

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 3, 2014

He must be referring to that “robust government-sponsored health care system” ThinkProgress was so excited about.

Right now, officials say screening for Ebola patients most effective in the source countries in West Africa, than on arrival in US.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 3, 2014

Fauci says US has "well-established" facilities to handle and respond to cases of Ebola. "Our structure would preclude an outbreak."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 3, 2014

Monaco tells @MajorCBS that screening air travelers in West Africa are effective in stopping Ebola passengers from leaving.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 3, 2014

Fauci goes even further: says US health care system “would make it extraordinarily unlikely that we would have an outbreak" in the US.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 3, 2014

So, who feels better now?

The US has the ability to contain Ebola, but can't build a website that doesn't crash. Gotcha.

— Matthew (@Matthops82) October 3, 2014

Sorry if I don't have faith in the govt to contain ebola. Maybe the pessimism stems from how much they screw everything else up. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

— Matthew (@Matthops82) October 3, 2014

ISIS is a JV squad. You can keep your plan if you like it. Detroit is thriving. We should totes believe that govt has ebola under control.

— Matthew (@Matthops82) October 3, 2014

Can you imagine if Kathleen "404 Care" Sebelius were up there saying, "no worries, we got this"?

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) October 3, 2014

Look, our protocols failed the first time they were tested but we got this guys

— DrewMTips (@DrewMTips) October 3, 2014

Suuuuuuuure they do:

BREAKING: Photo from the White House briefing on #Ebola: pic.twitter.com/zeMiPihRbt

— CounterMoonbat (@CounterMoonbat) October 3, 2014

Editor’s note: This post has  been updated with additional tweets.

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