Just like then NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani took charge after 9/11, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo has become the man in command during the Eboba panic in Manhattan. He is leveraging genius performance art. Theatre of the master politico.
The Wall Street Journal reports (sub. req.):
"The governor [Andrew Cuomo] said he planned to ride the A, L or 1 Lines, all of which were used by Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old physician, after his return to New York from Guinea, where he had been working with Doctors Without Borders."
Anyone who has ridden the subway in Manhattan knows that you can be so scrunched up that you are unaware of that might have befallen you. Maybe someone cut the strings of your purse or you. Maybe a guy with a skin disease brushed up against you and four days later you are in the ER with a galloping rash. Or some athletic looking Millennial, just back from West Africa, might have sweated a bit and a drop fell on you.
Yeah, the reality that Spencer rode the subway is the most terrifying part of Ebola's penetration of the Big Apple. From his subway initiative, Cuomo could find himself the hero pushed to run to be the U.S. President in 2016.