“Why did Obama let the Ebola virus into the United States?” she asked.
“Britain and France is on board,” she continued. “Do you believe that we should be allowing flights from Africa into the United States from the two countries most affected?”
This is just more of the same fear-mongering that the right employs so often, telling people they should be very afraid because the president is not interested in doing anything that will protect them.
Ebola is a deadly virus and is not to be taken lightly, however it is not easily transmitted. There is no evidence that it can become airborne and it is only contracted through close personal contact with an infected person as the virus is found in large quantities in blood and other bodily fluids.
In a statement the CDC said that those who worry that they may have been on the same plane with the man who became the first diagnosed case in the U.S. in Dallas should not be worried:
“The ill person did not exhibit symptoms of Ebola during the flights from West Africa and CDC does not recommend that people on the same commercial airline flights undergo monitoring, as Ebola is only contagious if the person is experiencing active symptoms.”