From our One Town, Two Different Worlds desk
Page One of today’s Boston Herald is downright ebollient.
The Page 6 story, predictably, is no less hyperventilating.
Airports step up checks for Ebola
But victims may lie, experts warn
Homeland Security agents will be screening passengers for higher temperatures at five major U.S. airports, but not at Logan, in a stepped up response to the Ebola epidemic that one expert warns won’t stop infected travelers like the man who died in Dallas yesterday from sneaking into the country.
The first Ebola patient to die in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, a 42-year-old Liberian man, had come to Dallas in late September but did not display obvious signs of having the virus.
“Some people will have a disincentive to be perfectly honest about their prior exposure to the virus because they want to get into the U.S. for many reasons, but one might be that they are seeking treatment here and trying to stay alive,” said Andrew Price-Smith, adviser to the National Intelligence Council for Biodefense.
Talk about your mixed-up messages. (Note: That’s Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed in the U.S with Ebola, on the right. He died yesterday.)
Crosstown at the Boston Globe, Page One is – no surprise – more measured: The paper teases the story below the fold.
Inside, the Globe picks up coverage from the New York Times.
More light, less heat, eh?