HHS Secretary Price Says Allowing Ebola-Infected Health Workers Back Into Country ‘A Moral Action’
The Atlantic: HHS Secretary Defies Trump on Ebola Travel Ban
“At the height of the Ebola outbreak in 2014, days before the World Health Organization declared it an international public health emergency, Donald Trump tweeted: ‘The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!’ … On Sunday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is co-hosted by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, Atlantic Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Goldberg read Trump’s Ebola tweet to Tom Price, the secretary of Health and Human Services. In the case of another Ebola outbreak, Goldberg asked, would Price recommend to the president that the U.S. allow infected health workers back into the country? Price definitively diverged from Trump on this. ‘It’s not only our responsibility,’ to let them back, he said, ‘it’s a moral action that must be taken’…” (Beck, 6/25).