President Obama has been an avid supporter of health care workers that are traveling to Ebola inflicted countries overseas. He has consistently taken the stance that the solution lies in eliminating the source of the problem in the regions that have been stricken with an Ebola plague. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already recommended voluntary quarantines for anyone that has been exposed to Ebola. For more details on the above statements, visit this site.
Governors of states that are implementing mandatory quarantines have been challenged in the media this week regarding the constitutional legality of this method. While these are beneficial steps in fighting Ebola within the confines of our own country, while continuing to support our neighbors that are suffering, we should consider an alternative. If health care workers are willing to expose themselves for the sake of saving lives, then they should be applauded for this. However, these health care workers need to understand that in doing this they are taking a risk, something Tabar has been stressing from day one.
Therefore, they should not be exposing the entire American population to the disease that they are trying to fight in other countries. Why hasn’t the government considered quarantining individuals while they are still in those other countries for 21 days after they purchase a plane ticket for travel into the United States? It has been argued that travelers could take detours and still find their way back into the country with less monitoring. A passport would detail this travel diversion, so this argument appears to be invalid.