Because wantonly perpetuating anxiety and fear is the perceived calling card of major news outlets (especially on a slooooow Friday), NBC New York brings you another Ebola scaremongering tale: A Vegas-bound flight from JFK was held on the ground after a passenger vomited in-flight. Had the passenger been to Africa recently? Yes he had. Was the logical assumption that he'd just splashed Ebola all over the damn plane? You bet.
Firefighters and CDC officials met the passenger at the gate, where he was immediately quarantined. A "thorough assessment" followed, and it was determined the passenger did not have Ebola. He was just a guy who had been to Africa who puked on a plane. Nothing to see here, although this is disturbing:
Pilot said screening for the 2 patients was "encouraging" and it doesn't seem like it's an ebola case. CDC doesn't know what to do with us.
— Frank Esposito (@FBEsposito) October 10, 2014