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Clipboard GuyJoe Segen2016-12-27T19:58:00+00:00
A popular term for a worker who was photographed—without a hazmat space suit or any obvious protective gear—helping Ebola virus infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson aboard a flight in mid-October 2014. The explanation given* was that Clipboard Guy was the protocol manager whose role was to act as the eyes and ears of those wearing the suits given the sensory compromise caused by the suits.
*For what appears to the average man on the street as a clear breach of protocol required for transporting those infected with highly pathogenic organisms. Not everyone is buying the story.
Synonym Clipboard Man