Sec. Of State John Kerry Responds To Ebola Death: ‘We Need Borders To Remain Open’

In response to First US Ebola Patient Dies:

During a press conference at the State Departmemt, today, Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the urgent need to contain the spread of Ebola in the wake of the first Ebola death in in the United States.

Kerry made clear that travel restrictions would not be part of the administration’s strategy in fighting the deadly disease.

I wish I were joking.

“We need airlines to continue to operate in West Africa, and we need borders to remain open,” said Kerry. And we need to strengthen the medivac capacity. We need countries to contribute for Ebola treatment centers and we need other African countries with the capacity to send responders to join the effort and we need to make sure the health-care workers who go properly trained, properly equipped, and supported in order to prevent additional infections.” 

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