After a second health care worker was diagnosed with Ebola after travelling by plane from Ohio to Dallas, fears of the deadly virus spreading rose tremendously.
This weekend the NY Giants will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys and players have admitted they are concerned about making the trip and will think twice about having family members fly out for the game.
Giants center J.D. Walton, a native of Allen, Texas, about 40 minutes north of Dallas, has a large contingent of family and friends expected to attend Sunday’s game at A&T Stadium. His wife and 1-year-old child might not make the trip. They may stay back in New Jersey because of the Ebola scare.
“I’m not even sure if I’m going home next week during the bye,” Walton said.
Walton is not alone in his thinking after Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital — where an Ebola patient died and two nurses became infected — has apologized for mistakes made when they admittedly mishandled the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who was originally sent home even after he had a fever and said he was from Liberia.
“I think guys might think twice if they were planning to bring their wives or their families with them on a trip like this, because why take a chance?” cornerback Prince Amukamara told ESPN.com. “But I think the team is doing a good job making sure we have all of the information we need.”
In order to help ease the mind of players concerned about making the trip, the team received an electronic fact sheet with information about the virus.
Not sure what a fact sheet will do. It sure won’t help prevent the spread of the disease. If I were a player, I’d want to know what preventative measures the team will be taking to make sure I’m safe. Bump a fact sheet.