CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden went on The Kelly File to discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the US. Frieden argued that a US travel ban on the Ebola inflicted countries would cause the disease to spread.
Dr. Tom Frieden: “Above all do no harm. If we do things that make it harder to stop the epidemic there it’s going to spread to other parts of the continent…
Megyn Kelly: How’s it going to make it harder to stop?
Dr. Tom Frieden: Because you can’t get people in and out.
Megyn Kelly: Why can’t we have charter flights?
Dr. Tom Frieden: You know, charter flights don’t do the same thing commercial airlines do.
Megyn Kelly: What do you mean, they fly in and fly out?…
Dr. Tom Frieden: If we isolate these countries, what’s not going to happen is the disease staying there. It will spread more, all over Africa and we’ll be at higher risk.
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That doesn’t make sense.
Via The Kelly File: