On Tuesday's show, Glenn spent the opening monologue running through the latest updates on Ebola and some common sense solutions to help mitigate things before it becomes a crisis.
"These are the things I humbly recommend," Glenn said. "The government needs to release information to arm the public and equip them to make wise decisions—what should we know? What is panic? What is real?—and do it in a credible way and say this is worst-case scenario. I want to know what the worst-case scenario is."
"Then restrict or ban travel from Liberia, not to Liberia or other affected West African countries. If you want to go there, you can go and help but restrict the trips back. You have to be in isolation and quarantine, not one where you can go get a bowl of soup after but actual quarantine and isolation for at least 25 days. That doesn’t seem unreasonable. It’s not going to hurt the people in Africa. If we don’t do these things, it doesn’t have a chance of burning out. It will spread around the whole world."
"Then we have to direct as much emergency funding and resources as possible. This is all hands on deck. Don’t send our military over there to build hospitals. If that’s your solution, we’re in big trouble. What about the FDA, are they fast tracking this drug that seems to work? Which, by the way, a dose takes six months to make."
"And the nurses need protocol and respirators now. We need the respiration machines, not masks. Every room needs to be sprayed with…I think it’s chlorine, but I don’t know. Do you remember when right after September 11 we worried about a biological agent, and we had all those things that you stepped in, and then you’d pull it up, and they’d scrub you down? What happened to all those things? Why are those not being shipped to the hospitals so when you go in as a nurse, you are sprayed down?"
"This isn’t that hard. This is not…I mean, it is actually science, but it’s not brain surgery, for the love of Pete. If we do these things, we can actually stop this from getting out of control, but the time to act is now. The time to blame people is a long time down the road."