The CDC admitted that the Ebola outbreak in Dallas could widen beyond the current Liberian case, and said that restricting travel would not help contain the spread of additional outbreaks from citizens from affected countries.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden vowed to "stop Ebola in its tracks" in the United States while acknowledging that the Dallas outbreak could become larger than one case.
"I'm not going to promise that we can stop this at just one case, but I can tell you we have the advantage because the right steps are being taken," Frieden wrote late Thursday in a CNN op-ed.
What Frieden said about not even bothering to contain the spread of potential Ebola risks from other countries is utter bullshit:
"Even if we tried to close the border, it wouldn't work," Frieden said Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"People have a right to return, people transiting through could come in, and it would backfire because by isolating these countries it will make it harder to help them."
People DO NOT have the right to return to the U.S. from these affected countries. Non U.S. citizens do not have the right to return -- what they have are visas that allow them entry to the United States, and it's clear that self-reporting at the border or checkpoints does not work especially since the man from Liberia lied about being exposed to Ebola. What the government needs to do and actually should have done two or three weeks ago is to put a ban on issuing visas to Non-U.S. citizens from Ebola-affected countries, and put travel restrictions on U.S. citizens traveling to these countries where Ebola outbreaks are occurring.
There's a reason why isolation and containment is so effective. It prevents the disease from spreading, and minimizes the risk of a ripple effect of infection going out among the populace. I'm disappointed in the failure of the Texas hospital to contain and isolate the man from Liberia. I'm disappointed in the failure of the Obama administration to put a stop to issuing visas to people from these countries, and for not putting travel restrictions into place.
And even more so, I'm disappointed in the State of Texas for not expanding Medicaid because we now have a large uninsured population here that are at risk of contracting Ebola and not coming in for medical treatment. This whole situation is a flustercuck from start to finish.
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