Obama: We'll Keep Ebola Out by Letting West Africans In.

  • conservativej...

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    Oct 19, 2014 3:30 AM GMT
    What a genius he is don't you think? icon_rolleyes.gif
  • mybud

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    Oct 19, 2014 4:01 AM GMT
    He's brilliant...
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    Oct 19, 2014 1:58 PM GMT
    and there is Europe, asia...
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    Oct 19, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
    conservativejock saidWhat a genius he is don't you think? icon_rolleyes.gif


    Well, he's doing it exactly like Switzerland is - where you claim to live. So why aren't you going after the Swiss gov't or criticizing it here for not banning travel?

    This is the problem, oh so smart Conservativejock. If Obama does ban travel, he will also have to ban travel to and from such countries as Switzerland, which is allowing West Africans in.

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    Oct 19, 2014 3:39 PM GMT
    Headline: Battle Over Ebola Travel Ban: Health Officials Call It a Big Mistake

    There are reasons the U.S. hasn't enacted a travel ban on countries where Ebola has broken out: It wouldn't work and could actually make things worse, health officials say.

    "Now, if we were to put in place a travel ban or a visa ban, it would provide a direct incentive for individuals seeking to travel to the United States to go underground and to seek to evade this screening and to not be candid about their travel history in order to enter the country," [White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest] said. "And that means it would be much harder for us to keep tabs on these individuals and make sure that they get the screening that's needed to protect them and to protect, more importantly, the American public."

    Many health experts agree that a ban isn’t necessary.

    "You're not preventing the movement of the population anyway," said Harvard epidemologist John Brownstein. "Many of these countries have very porous borders."

    And there's no evidence that travel bans have any lasting effect, he said. Brownstein co-authored a study that found that the airport closures in the eastern U.S. after 9/11 did delay the onset of flu that year, but only by two weeks.

    "Ultimately these pathogens find their way around the globe," said Brownstein.


    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/battle-over-ebola-travel-ban-health-officials-call-it-big-n228666
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    Oct 19, 2014 8:58 PM GMT
    There is an old saying

    "You often meet your destiny in the path you take to avoid it"

    Travel ban won't work.
  • tj85016

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    Oct 20, 2014 1:37 AM GMT
    lol now we have military ebola strike forces

    now that should instill confidence in the system lmao