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Enhanced Airport Screenings For Ebola Don’t Work

 Late last week the Department of Homeland Security announced that not only would temperatures of all passengers returning to the United States on flights from West Africa be taken at airports, but that passengers from the region could only land at five major international airports in the U.S. The latest case of Ebola in New […] Read More →

Ebola Hysteria Opens Door for Government Abuse

Bob Barr,  If the 1931 classic film Frankenstein were filmed in the United States today, the villagers storming the gates of the castle would not be carrying torches and pitchforks, but instead wearing HAZMAT suits, spraying cans of Lysol in the air, and demanding that the mayor do “whatever is necessary” to protect them against […] Read More →

Travel Ban, Not Yet? As the U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

 U.S. health officials imposed fresh constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three countries at the center of West Africa’s Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities. The move announced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) marked the latest precautions […] Read More →

US Sets New Ebola Protocols for Health Workers

 The United States has tightened guidelines for health workers treating patients with the Ebola virus, calling for new competency training, a buddy system for donning and doffing personal protective equipment, and total coverage of eyes, hair and skin.  The stricter protocols, issued Monday evening by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), build […] Read More →