The Grave Risks Of A Travel Ban, Ctd

With Marco Rubio preparing a bill to ban nationals of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone from entering the US, and with vulnerable Dem candidates hopping on the Ebolanoia bandwagon, our political class appears to be warming more and more to an Ebola travel ban. (Ron Paul, at least, has called out such proposals as bad, politically motivated policy). So the point bears … Continue reading The Grave Risks Of A Travel Ban, Ctd

The Grave Risks Of A Travel Ban, Ctd

“To protect the United States, we have to stop [#Ebola] at the source.” –#CDC Director Tom Frieden at House hearing pic.twitter.com/xRtQ4v5Dwv — Fox News (@FoxNews) October 16, 2014 Yesterday, House Republicans dragged CDC Director Thomas Frieden and other health officials onto the floor for a little grilling and grandstanding about why we haven’t instituted an Ebola travel … Continue reading The Grave Risks Of A Travel Ban, Ctd

The Grave Risks Of A Travel Ban, Ctd

New survey data from YouGov show that the public is pretty enthusiastic about quarantines and travel bans as means to prevent an Ebola outbreak: Those following news about the virus are especially likely to want to take action.  82% of those who have been following news stories about Ebola very closely would quarantine travelers from countries with … Continue reading The Grave Risks Of A Travel Ban, Ctd

The Grave Risks Of A Travel Ban

The debate over whether to impose a travel ban on Ebola-afflicted countries strikes Rod Dreher as a culture-war battle in the making: I learned over the weekend that to raise the question of whether or not we should refuse travelers from Ebola-infected countries is to identify oneself as a right-wing nut, and possibly even a racist. … Continue reading The Grave Risks Of A Travel Ban