UPDATE: That’s right, he’s the protocol guy.
Phoenix Air, the medical airline, told ABC News that the man was the group’s medical protocol supervisor and did not wear any protective gear on purpose.
“Our medical professionals in the biohazard suits have limited vision and mobility and it is the protocol supervisor’s job to watch each person carefully and give them verbal directions to insure no close contact protocols are violated,” an airline spokesperson told the network.
I’m really confident that the CDC knows what it’s doing now.
Could this guy be the next Darwin Award Winner?
As news helicopters swarmed over Dallas’ Love Field this evening to watch the second U.S. nurse to contract Ebola board a private plane bound for Atlanta, one lone man stood out from the pack.
Holding a clipboard and directing the transfer, the unidentified man seemed to be the only person on the tarmac without protective clothing, wearing just a button down shirt and trousers.
Incredibly, despite the extreme precautions taken by everyone else boarding the plane, but it’s unclear if he was on the flight to Atlanta.
While Ebola is not an airborne disease, his presence so close to patient Amber Vinson’s medical team sparked fears after he was seen grabbing a container and hazmat trash bag from one of the workers’ in full-protective gear.
‘He needs to be put on watch the second the plane lands so he does not infect anyone in Atlanta. This needs to be contained and I one will be ticked of I hear a report next week that he is the next victim!’ Dean Pitts wrote on NBC Dallas’ website.