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Nearly every African nation has instituted travel bans on West African countries with significant Ebola outbreaks. Though the Obama administration has insisted travel bans are not necessary, even countries outside of Africa are beginning to start restricting travel, with Colombia in South America and the Caribbean island nation of St. Lucia on Wednesday adding their names to a growing list of nearly 30 countries that block travelers from virus-stricken Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. African nations including Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa make up the bulk of the countries that have instituted some kind of ban, and now that countries on the other side of the Atlantic have begun imposing restrictions, calls for the United States to follow suit have intensified. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com www.Newsmax.com... Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!
originally posted by: tavi45
a reply to: badgerprints
So how are these travel bans stopping people from traveling? The more who try to lockdown west Africa the more that people will try to flee the country spreading the disease without chance of tracing.
Or do you think that just telling west Africans to stay in west Africa results in them happily complying?
Of course all the resources to those countries should be sent their to stop it but countries have a right to ask people from those areas for a while to stay out since that is a sure way of spreading the disease.
They are? By the hundreds (thousands?) that are needed to help?
When they come out they are closely monitored.
Nor is "closing borders".
Its not absolutely fool proof but it is imo works to some degree from spreading it.
Who iyo is running the show?
In this world, impossible.
Keep it in one place or you never get containment.
Why do you think that it would be allowed to spread in larger populations?
If you let it spread to large populations it gets worse.
Let 'em die while we stay behind our walls. Wasn't that tried in the middle ages? Didn't help much then, either.
If you confine it then it burns out .