Seal the Border, Stop Ebola Now!

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A clear indication from the public to health authorities would be very useful. The President has the authority to make a proclamation to prevent travel to and from the infected countries. This has not yet been done. If the virus spreads rapidly and is not contained we could have a full-blown pandemic.

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The President can issue a proclamation to prevent inadmissible aliens into the country on health-related grounds under 8 U.S. Code § 1182 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1182

Some people believe this will stop the spread of ebola into the US. Others including the CDC, believe it will have no effect and that foreign nationals from Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone etc. should be allowed to enter the country.

The White House says we are fully prepared for the outbreak. However many hospitals are confused by the CDC directives and are unsure of medical containment procedures.

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Bioethicist: Why Americans Should Really Worry About Ebola - NBC News http://nbcnews.to/1s1u3qo
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Bioethicist: Why Americans Should Really Worry About Ebola - NBC News http://nbcnews.to/1s1u3qo