A man in New York City has tested positive for Ebola. Do you now support or oppose a travel ban from the countries most affected by Ebola?
Not a travel ban, but definitely a quarantine. If an individual chooses to travel to high risk areas, that's their choice, but they should accept the inconvenience of quarantine upon returning home.
We shouldn't necessarily ban travel, rather have extensive checks at the airports in the US and countries the Ebola virus is in.
I don't think Ebola is a big deal, but I want to stop it before it is.
If not a travel ban quarantine once they get here. If you know early immigrant history they did it on Ellis Island to the sick.
It's ridiculous that NY and NJ had to do that themselves while Obama sits on his ass.
It's about GD time.
We need to have travel bans! Why we don't baffles me
Said so from day one. But noooooooobody listens...
I think anyone who comes from these countries and contracts Ebola should be quarantined at the White House.
Come on, I'm going to NYC next weekend, and because of there being no travel ban, I have to worry about Ebola! Thanks again, liberals.
"He told the authorities that he did not believe the protective gear he wore while working with Ebola patients had been breached but had been monitoring his own health." 3rd U.S. Healthcare worker wearing protective gear to get infected.
6th actually. Four in Africa that returned and two here.
But if the CDC says you cannot get it by sitting next to someone on a bus with it then how are they catching it in full protective gear? Lol
Most get infected while removing the protective gear. It's a very complicated process.
Also, generally healthcare workers dealing directly with infected bodily fluid and living in infected countries would be seriously at risk of making a mistake. You have to remember that the vast majority of doctors working on this are safe.
At least doctors with the resources to follow the protocols. The CDC did update instructions on the way doctors should handle Ebola after recent events.
Doctors without borders said recently they've lost nine doctors to Ebola. Who knows how many other health care workers have died?
This event has no affect on my opinion. A travel ban would still be a mistake. The only way to rid the world of this disease is to strike it at its epicenter, West Africa.
To close our borders and hunker in fear would only give the disease more victims and carriers who will spread from country to country and such an action may even inspire panic among victims.
How about we close the border and party like we don't have to worry about Ebola?
Seriously, nothing you just said makes sense.
Closing our borders will have many serious repercussions towards our trade and diplomatic relations with other nations. Also from the perspective of how best to contain and eradicate the virus, if we seal our borders and hunker down in our own
country then we will be leaving the disease to proliferate and even mutate in West Africa, which perhaps you could care less about, but doing anything less than destroying this virus will make it become a long term problem. Then as people in West
Africa panic we could see the collapse of the governments in that region. What force fills that power vacuum could further destabilize the region and the world. In addition those seeking treatment could avoid travel bans by traveling to Europe and
then to the United States. So I can see a lot of good reasons to maintain our current position and very few reasons with plausible evidence to initiate a travel ban on Ebola stricken nations.
Every African country and most European ones have already banned travel. Are they immune from these concerns?
Every issue you mentioned is easily resolved. Trade with Liberia is hardly a concern. We can continue to send aid and health care workers.
Every nation we cut ties with is another arrow in the heel of our economy. All based on paranoia about a virus that will never become a major issue in this country.
I'm not aware of a single European government that has banned flights from Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea.
I think you're confusing an entry restriction by the French government with the corporation Air France suspending flights to Sierra Leone. It's also important to keep in mind Air France continues to fly to and from Guinea.
*insert paranoid comment here*
I can't wait!
Neither can I.
Yes. Whole world going crazy plus that hatchet guy in queens.