What The Thunder Said, Vol 4 - Page 45

containment and isolation regulations to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Contrary to some beliefs, “Ebola is not spread through the air” and “there is no evidence that mosquitoes or other insects can transmit Ebola virus” (“Transmission”, par. 3). Much of the risk of contracting Ebola requires direct contact with an Ebola victim, putting health care providers at the highest risk. For that reason, healthcare providers in direct contact wear specialized protective equipment (“Prevention”, par. 3).

As a whole, there is very little risk of Ebola transmission. In proportion to the limited threat, the government should limit restrictions on personal liberties. Banning travel to regions where cases of Ebola were reported is greatly disproportionate to the meager risk of transmission. A travel ban would curb essential American rights, particularly the right to aid struggling third world countries.

Many Americans feel responsible for helping people in need, a responsibility that stems from early colonial times. As a result, the U.S. funds numerous foreign aid programs to feed our sense of morality. Banning the passage of foreign aid to people dying of Ebola and other disease, would starve that moral feeling. Aiding improverished