Americans Weigh-in on Ebola Outbreak: Quotes

Nothing comes out of this unit until it is noninfectious.

—Dr. Bruce Ribner, physician treating Ebola patient

This is the biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history. Far too many lives have been lost already.

— Dr. Thomas Frieden, director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Every precaution is being taken to move the patients safely and securely … and to maintain strict isolation upon arrival in the United States.

— State Department statement 

I just think it’s a blessing that we can help possibly make the infected person’s life a little more tolerable. 

—Ashley Wheeler, resident of Atlanta

The U.S. must immediately stop all flights from EBOLA infected countries or the plague will start and spread inside our “borders.” Act fast!

Donald Trump via Twitter

Ignorance and hysteria around this virus inflame its spread and thwart the development of systems that have the potential to stop it. Among the incredible challenges in the response to the current outbreak include misinformation and rumor. Lack of common knowledge about how Ebola spreads is causing some of the people in affected regions at greatest risk to shun health authorities and to avoid reporting the disease. Silence, denial, and fear kill.

—Aiah A. Gbakima, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, and Nathan D. Wolfe are doctors working to counter infectious diseases around the world. (quoted from an opinion piece in Time magazine)

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