Ebola in America

I don’t understand why America will not put a temporary ban on flights going and coming from Africa. When you are dealing with a dangerous and deadly disease, you must contain the disease to prevent an epidemic. Health and safety trumps people’s right to travel. I understand this  is a major inconvenience, but it is more inconvenient to be dead. Do you really believe that if America was the source of a potential world wide they would hesitate to keep us from going into their country.

I also believe that the CDC needs to do better research on Ebola, so they can come up with better guidelines to better understand the disease.

One thought on “Ebola in America

  1. I don’t know about relative fractions, but some flights from Africa have connections via Europe, with transfers to a different plane. The man who died recently in Dallas flew in via Brussels, where he had such a connection. A ban on direct flights would not have changed this fact, and would I imagine only result in ALL travel happening via such connections. It might in this way make prevention more difficult, not less, as it would make it harder to tell where people were coming from.

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