Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City (2 L-R) attends at a press conference October 24, 2014 in New York City.(AFP Photo / Kena betancur)
While an Ebola news conference should have been grabbing the headlines, a sign language translator stole the show. The signer has now gone viral on social media, with some even questioning whether he was a legitimate interpreter.
The media conference was headed by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and health officials, who were giving updates on the city’s first case of Ebola on Friday. However, as the officials continued, attention started to be diverted to a man sitting on the very left of the platform.
The man was there to provide a sign language translation and he managed to get very animated as the speeches went on, underlining the severity of the problem. At one point, it seemed as though he was communicating with another signer, who was sitting in the audience.
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