Tom Frieden

In this Oct. 16, 2014, photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America’s top infectious disease expert told a group of Harvard students in a commencement speech to always second-guess their assumptions because “overconfidence can kill.”Five months later in a hearing room on Capitol Hill, Frieden was accused of not following his own advice _ repeatedly assuring the nation it was safe from an Ebola outbreak even as two U.S. nurses became infected and one was allowed to board a commercial airline, each following safety protocols Frieden helped put in place. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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