Sign Language Interpreter Steals The Show At Ebola Press Conference (Video)

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Last week, a doctor who spent a month treating Ebola patients in West Africa decided it would be a good idea to come back to New York City and go to a bowling alley before checking to see whether he had the contagious disease. (He did.)

Because people don’t understand how Ebola works, Mayor Bill de Blasio held a press conference in an attempt to convince the city’s residents that they aren’t going to die, employing the help of a sign language interpreter to broadcast the message to the deaf community.

I’ve never entirely understood why interpreters are so prevalent when subtitles would seem to be a more practical solution, but after watching this performance, I have to say I’m glad computers haven’t made ASL obsolete.

Hopefully, this guy was actually interpreting and not stealing the stage like the “interpreter” at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. Even though I can’t actually understand what he’s signing, I kind of want this guy to interpret everything I watch from now on.

“House Hunters” would be so much more enjoyable.

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