Why U.S. is reluctant to issue travel ban on Ebola-stricken West Africa
National Geographic - 10/07/2014
Wendy Parmet, director of the Program on Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law, in Boston, said that travel bans are appealing because they make people feel safe. But she argued that safety could be an illusion.
“It gives us the false assurance that we can ignore the problems that are happening in Africa,” she said. “At the end of the day, we can’t. And our own safety depends on our getting it right there, not on building the walls.”