ABC Accuses Americans of Ebola 'Hysteria,' Makes Absurd Argument Against Travel Ban

October 18th, 2014 8:07 AM

It's clear that the liberal media will latch on to any argument, even the most patently nonsensical, to oppose a travel ban on people from Ebola-affected countries. Take today's Good Morning America where co-anchors Paula Faris and Dan Harris accused Americans of "hysteria" over Ebola and concoted an anti-travel ban argument flying right into the face of the facts.  

Speaking of flying, the oblivious duo asserted that a flight ban makes no sense since Ebola can only be passed via contact with bodily fluids. But surely Faris and Harris know that Thomas Eric Duncan had no such symptoms when he boarded a plane to the US, where he proceeded to infect at least two people before dying.  Thus the only way to ensure that infected people don't get into the US is to impose a general travel ban: hello?

DR. ANTYHONY FAUCI: It is contracted by direct contact with body fluid: blood, vomit, diarrhea, just the way the nurses who put themselves in danger were at risk.


FAUCI: It's risky for health care workers.

FARIS: Dr. Fauci, thank you for setting the record straight. I know you've been up all night with other patients. We do thank you for your time this morning.

FAUCI: You're quite welcome.

DAN HARRIS: And I just want to amplify such an important point you made about Charles [sic] Eric Duncan's family, not being sick thus far, does speak how hard it is to contract this virus.

FARIS: Yeah, it is not an airborne disease.  And that's why some who are calling for a flight ban, they're saying that's not going to work because it's only passed through bodily fluids back and forth.

HARRIS: And it's a great corrective to all the fear, and in some cases --

FARIS: -- hysteria --

HARRIS: -- out there in the country.