Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson was with Sean Hannity on Fox News discussing Ebola and the dangers it poses to the U.S. He spoke about what we should be doing moving forward, namely, being proactive and getting ahead of the problem, rather than allowing it to progress and being reactive.
Hannity asked Carson if the possibility of the virus becoming airborne is a real possibility.
“There’s no question that viruses can mutate to a more virulent form and find easier ways of transmission. And certainly, if that were to occur, it would be a major disaster not only here but throughout the world,” Carson said.
“We can hope and pray that that doesn’t happen. But we should be thinking about worst-case scenarios, and we need to be putting into place the kinds of mechanisms to deal with it before it happens.”
Carson went on to say that it “makes eminent sense” for the U.S. to put flight restrictions on flights coming from West African nations where Ebola is running rampant, as well as set up a “designated place” for infected persons to go where there are “well-trained” persons ready and willing to care for the patients.
He said to think that every hospital in the nation needs to be trained and ready for Ebola is just absurd.
“But the other thing I would have been doing is getting all the resources available to me from around the world and heading to the place where the epicenter of the disease is and try to get it under control quickly there, because if it spreads throughout that region and beyond into other parts of Africa and Europe and into South and Central America, can you imagine what’s going to happen in this country?” Carson asked.
H/T CNS News
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