Let my Ebola go
It's bad enough that Obama rejects an Ebola travel ban because he thinks we need more Ebola, but he's attacking Democrats and Republicans who are doing the responsible thing by enacting quarantines.
The Obama administration has been pushing the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their decision ordering all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be quarantined, an administration official said on Sunday.
But both governors, Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey, stood by their decision, saying that the federal guidelines did not go far enough.
"It's too serious a situation to leave it to the honor system of compliance," Cuomo said of the decision.
Ever since Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, and Mr. Christie, a Republican, announced the plan at a hastily called news conference on Friday evening, top administration officials have been speaking with Mr. Cuomo daily and have also been in touch with Mr. Christie, trying to get them to rescind the order.
But in that time, two more states – Illinois and Florida – announced that they were instituting similar policies.
A senior administration official, who did not want to be identified in order to discuss private conversations with state officials on the issue, called the decision by the governors “uncoordinated, very hurried, an immediate reaction to the New York City case that doesn’t comport with science.”
What exactly is that anonymous official's background in science? Same as Joe Biden's Chief of Staff/Obama's Ebola Czar?
Quarantining people who are potentially infected doesn't comport with science? Please tell me more, Guy Who Got This Job Because He's the Brother in Law of a Campaign Donor.
The decision to institute a mandatory quarantine came after a New York doctor, Craig Spencer, received a diagnosis of Ebola on Thursday, having contracted the virus while working in Guinea for Doctors Without Borders. He is being treated at Bellevue Hospital Center, where his condition has worsened, an expected development as the virus replicates and spreads through his body.
But it wouldn't be a media pile on without the usual idiot showing up to fight a travel ban.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease, said it was vital not to do anything that might interfere with the flow of health workers to West Africa.
“The harm is that it is totally disruptive of their life. We want them to go because they are helping us to protect America to be over there,” Dr. Fauci said on CNN.
No they're not. They're helping Africa. And that may be a noble thing, but it's endangering America.
Obama doesn't prioritize America over Africa. American leaders should.