One thing must be acknowledged about Barry: he excels at ignoring good advice. Whether the subject is warfare, economics, or immigration, he seems to believe that he knows best. And so it is with transportation amid the Ebola epidemic: despite the advice of epidemiologists, he adamantly refuses to halt flights into the USA from sites known to serve as transfer hubs for flights originating in Ebola-infected countries. That is, of course, precisely how Mr. Duncan came to arrive in Dallas, Texas, bearing with him the gift of Ebola.
And although Barry maintains that halting commercial flights would impede our ability to provide aid to Ebola-stricken nations in Africa, it seems unlikely that the 4,000 troops he's sending there will be flying commercial. He's gotten to the point where he can't even lie plausibly any more.
But speaking of Mr. Duncan, the family he was staying with feel very stressed and put-upon as they reportedly deal with stigma and ostracism.
As they wait for any signs of illness, family members say their lives have been destroyed by rampant fear of the deadly disease.
“This whole Ebola thing — this virus is tearing people apart,” Jallah said. “Since the whole thing occurred, nobody has come to visit.”
Well, yeah; was she expecting some other sort of reaction? CDC may have given her a clean bill of health, but the folks in her Liberian "community" aren't entirely trusting when it comes to government, hard as that may be to believe. As it happens, you'd probably want to wait a month or two, yourself, before stopping by to say howdy.