Saturday, October 18, 2014
Fight Ebola by Restricting Travel
Washington and the head of the World Bank have been pressing the argument on NOT restricting travel from West African countries impacted by Ebola. But closing the border and flight bans work. Note how many countries in Africa still have bans in effect. Travel Bans in Africa Ivory Coast has had no reported cases and borders Liberia. Why? It shut down flights and border crossings. Nigeria initially shut down flights, until the airlines go up to speed on prescreening passengers for Ebola symptoms. We need to prohibit travel from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea until this virus burns itself out.