CDC Says It’s Now Ready for Katrina

CDC “rapid response” SWAT team in New Orleans

At a hastily convened press conference this morning, Tom “EverReady” Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced that the CDC had assembled a “rapid-reaction” team and dispatched it to New Orleans last night to combat the spread of infectious diseases in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  Asked how long the team will be in place, Frieden laughed and said, “That’s a good question.  I actually envy them because I’m pretty sure they’ll be there for the start of Mardi Gras.  Heck, a couple of Sazeracs sounds pretty good right now.” Continue reading