CDC Director Discusses Opposition To Travel Ban On Ebola-Hit Nations
CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: CDC Director: Why I don’t support a travel ban to combat Ebola outbreak
CDC Director Tom Frieden writes, “A travel ban is not the right answer [to combat Ebola]. It’s simply not feasible to build a wall — virtual or real — around a community, city, or country. A travel ban would essentially quarantine the more than 22 million people that make up the combined populations of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. When a wildfire breaks out we don’t fence it off. We go in to extinguish it before one of the random sparks sets off another outbreak somewhere else…” (10/13).