We’ve been calling for a moratorium on flights to/from Ebola stricken countries in West Africa. The vast majority of Americans (3 in 4) want a travel ban or, at the very least, force travelers exposed to the disease to spend 21 days in quarantine.
As of this writing, 35 countries have instituted travel bans to/from West Africa. Obama has refused to follow suit.
Now, three states have announced mandatory quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa. Illinois, New Jersey, and New York have all announced their new containment policy.
All three refuse to sit by as potentially infected travelers put their populations at risk.
This comes after Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola in New York City. The doctor had recently traveled back to the United States from West Africa after being exposed to Ebola patients. He was told to self-quarantine, but instead, Dr. Spencer traveled across NYC using public transportation, a taxi service, and even went to a bowling alley.
This policy could save lives. But Barack Obama has instructed his government to fight these states tooth-and-nail to overturn the quarantines!
The country of Nigeria is now officially Ebola-free. Part of the reason for this is the fact that Nigeria has closed its borders to any country with an Ebola outbreak.
Whether it is illegal aliens, ISIS terrorists, or the Ebola disease, Obama simply refuses to close the border and do what is necessary to protect Americans.
Both New Jersey and New York have seen what happens when “self-quarantined” individuals disobey orders and put the population at risk.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman and her team from NBC news agreed to “self-quarantine” after returning to New Jersey from West Africa. The team struck a deal with the CDC and NJ officials, agreeing to remain indoors and monitor their temperatures.
But the NBC News Correspondent broke protocol and took members of her team out into Princeton, NJ to go buy lunch, putting an entire city in danger.
We’ve tried it “Obama’s way.” We’ve tried letting infected individuals into the U.S. unchecked. We have tried allowing Ebola health workers to “self-quarantine.”
None of that has worked. That hasn’t stopped Ebola from spreading, nor has it stopped infected individuals from breaking quarantine and putting our country at risk.
And now, Barack H. Obama wants to stop New Jersey, New York, and Illinois from quarantining Ebola workers?
Every time I turn around, it seems that Barack Obama has discovered a new policy to put Americans at risk.
Congress MUST act and institute a travel ban and mandatory quarantines for returning health workers. Polling shows that 75% of all Americans believe this is a common-sense response. Yet, the White House and Congressional Democrats continue to push to allow the Ebola virus into the country!
We must stop air travel to/from these countries NOW! We must force returning health workers to enter quarantine NOW! And the only way that will happen is if you get loud and demand action!
Congress listens to you, but only when you let your voice be heard!