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VP: disease spreads with ‘blinding speed’; but no travel restrictions



Sometimes you have to wonder if anyone at the White House compares the prepared remarks to what’s happening in the news.

"In a globalized world, threats as diverse as terrorism and pandemic disease cross borders at blinding speeds." -VP Biden

— Vice President Biden (@VP) October 2, 2014

Um … Joe, you might want to call your office. Your boss doesn’t seem to get that.  ‘Good freaking grief’: Disbelief after WH deems Ebola-related travel restrictions unnecessary

Again, it’s more difficult to bring a piece of fruit from the Bahamas to the US than it is ebola from outbreak areas http://t.co/6WEjXjgF7I

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 2, 2014

White House: We don't need Ebola travel restrictions http://t.co/expnCClXHo

— Phx Ken (@PhxKen) October 2, 2014

@VP This is why it should not be business as usual on who we allow to enter our country via a airline flight.

— Jimmy Vegas (@jimmyvegas337) October 2, 2014

@VP Well… No shit, Sherlock… Aren't you the smart one…

— Milt Jowers (@BenReclused) October 2, 2014

At least some people in Washington are interested in getting ahead of the problem.

US Rep. Renee Ellmers and US Senate candidate Thom Tillis seek travel restrictions on countries with Ebola outbreaks http://t.co/zFyR5igSUv

— newsobserver.com (@newsobserver) October 2, 2014

.@SenTedCruz prods FAA for travel restrictions to keep #Ebola out of US http://t.co/4xTzBlFwBd #DallasEbola

— Todd J. Gillman (@toddgillman) October 2, 2014

Unfortunately the “experts” disagree.

.@DrFriedenCDC: Isolating countries through travel restrictions would make it more diff to help control outbreak & put US at greater risk

— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) October 2, 2014

Imposing quarantine on entire nations would backfire and fuel the #Ebola epidemic. #CDCchat

— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrFriedenCDC) October 2, 2014


“Restricting” travel doesn’t have to mean completely isolating a country.



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