This is a rush transcript from "Your World," October 20, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Well, you want to know why I'm worried about Ebola? Because they certainly don't seem to be.
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DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Confident to the point that I don't think the American people should worry about it. Do I put it if off my radar screen and say, ah, that's not something I worry about? Trust me. I worry about it all the time, but I should do the worrying, not the American people.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: We may see more isolated cases here in America, but we know how to wage this fight.
JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: So far, no one with Ebola symptoms has entered this country. So, I recognize that you might describe that as zero percent success rate, but, to date, it's evident to me that we have a 100 percent success rate.
DR. THOMAS FRIEDEN, DIRECTOR, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION: But there is no doubt we can break the links of -- that -- the links in the chain of transmission. We have done it before, and we will do it here. And the team in Dallas is doing an excellent job making sure that happens.
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CAVUTO: All right. Now, I was pretty calm before all this, but then I got a little less calm when people told me to stay calm.
I was calm, but that got me kind of not calm. It kind of reminds me how everybody said after Hurricane Sandy that everything was dandy. Remember this?
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GOV. ANDREW CUOMO, D-N.Y.: Federal officials, FEMA, et cetera, and the local officials have been working as one coordinated effort.
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER, D-N.Y.: I would to thank the governor and his whole team for the great job they have done.
CUOMO: We're making progress and we have been making progress every day since the storm.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They have done a phenomenal job and they have gotten New York back on its feet again.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He has not stopped his advocacy from the moment the storm hit New York.
CUOMO: I was pleased and it was my honor to work in such a productive -- productive effort that really focused on getting things done.
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CAVUTO: All right. I said this before, but every time politicians are patting themselves on the back, someone is about to kick you in the heinie. That's all I'm saying.
And you can count Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Mike Kelly very worried as well, although he will be more circumspect than I will here.
But, Congressman, that concerns me, because I was not really worried about this Ebola thing until everyone told me not to worry about this Ebola thing, until we sent 3,000 troops to Liberia, until we started then repositioning how hazmat suits should be fitted, until we started saying the CDC wasn't doing a good enough job, so we had to have a czar oversee the CDC.
Then I started getting worried. Should I be?
REP. MIKE KELLY, R-PA.: Well, I think you need to be very worried.
And, again, consistent with this administration, they worry more about the message than the mission. They worry more about something that is going wrong with the -- with what they're talking about than what we should be worried about.
Listen, this is a disease that is absolutely, incredibly, incredibly adds to the chance of you not surviving. It liquefies your internal organs. Neil, when I hear what they're saying -- and when I first heard Dr. Frieden, I was like you. I said, you know what? Sounds pretty good. Then I looked into this background. He was with -- he is the soda pop doc, the New York doc that says more -- he is more concerned with sugary drinks.
So, they appoint Mr. Klain. And I'm thinking, well, maybe that is a step in the right direction. Then I find out that he is not really a doctor. He is a spin doctor. And you start to worry then about...
CAVUTO: Well, but to fair...
KELLY: Are we really worried about the message or the mission?
CAVUTO: No, I understand, Congressman, where you're coming from.
And I -- I don't think -- there are enough medical experts here. Klain in his case has -- knows where -- how the various bodies of government and authority operate. George Bush, when he was dealing with SARS, dealt with a similar official.
That, in and of itself, doesn't bother me. What bothers me is that we keep adding layers here. The Pentagon now has these 30-odd officers who are going to oversee this. Who is overseeing all of this? Now, if it's Mr. Klain, that is one thing. But I suspect that they're all doing things autonomously, much as we did right after Homeland Security was born, each fiefdom operating independently of the other.
KELLY: Well, that's where leadership comes into. You have to have somebody at the head pulling people together with a strategy that is actually going to work?
CAVUTO: Who is that? Who is that?
KELLY: Well, it's supposed to be the president, through his ability, through his office, his executive offices, able to direct the country in a way that we have trust and faith and confidence.
And I think what we see time after time is that it's a false confidence. We find out it's not a true message. And then it's damage control and not disease control. And I think that's where the American people are losing faith. They're saying, it's not what we were told. Why do we have to keep going back and saying...
KELLY: ... when you appoint people who didn't understand.