- The Washington Times - Friday, October 24, 2014

In part of a demonstration that New York City is safe in the wake of a confirmed Ebola case, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he plans to ride the subway on Friday.

“We’re erring on the side of caution, but we feel good that we were fully prepared — there’s no reason for New Yorkers to panic or feel that they have anything to worry about on the subway system, etcetera,” Mr. Cuomo said on CNN’s “New Day.” “Everything that had to be done was done.”

Craig Spencer, the fourth person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., had used the subway since returning to the U.S. from Guinea on Friday, but he did not have any symptoms until he developed a fever early Thursday, city health officials said.

Both Mr. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have said there is no reason for New Yorkers to be panic in the wake of the news, and Mr. Cuomo confirmed he plans to ride the subway today: “Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes … A, L, and the 1 train — I’ll ride any one of the three.”

“We have to separate sometimes the fear from the reality, or the irrational fear, if you will, from the reality,” Mr. Cuomo said. “Undo anxiety is unproductive, and there’s no reason for undo anxiety in this situation.”

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