'Trumpeted headline news:
An unnamed Ebola patient is isolated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, after arriving from Liberia.
First of all, we have the highly dubious marketing aspect of the whole event, in order to achieve an explosive effect.
Media outlets, taking their cue from the CDC, are using the term, “1st US Ebola patient,” when that is obviously false.
Several other Ebola patients have been treated in the US, most notably Dr. Keith Brantly.
It turns out the CDC technically means: first Ebola patient diagnosed here in the US. The others were apparently diagnosed in West Africa.
The difference is hardly significant. It certainly doesn’t rate banner headlines. So why is the CDC, and therefore the US government making such a big deal out of this patient?'