One of the more bizarre aspects of the CDC response has been their rationale for not banning travel. The director tried to explain why allowing citizens of Ebola ravaged nations should be allowed to freely travel all over the world — how does spreading the disease make any logical sense at all?
Glenn, Stu and Pat try to make sense of it:
Director of the CDC Tom Friedman said, "If we do things that unintentionally make it harder to get that response in, to get supplies in, that make it harder for those governments to manage, to get everything from economic activity to travel going, it’s going to become much harder to stop the outbreak at the source."
"Think about this statement. If they can't get travel going, it's going to be harder to stop the outbreak. So by spreading the people with Ebola across the globe, it's going to be more difficult to stop?" Stu said. "There is no logical explanation as to what's saying. He continually repeats it as if it makes sense, but it doesn't."
"This all falls apart in seeing that the president banned travel to Israel for a week," Glenn said. "He banned travel to Israel for a week. He led the way in the world to make sure that nobody was going to Israel. He didn't talk about how that would hurt Israel. He didn't talk about how that would hurt their economy. That damn near killed them. He didn't care. Now, we have something that directly affects the citizens of the United States, so you know that what they're saying is complete bull crap."
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