Obama: US Can’t Cut Itself Off From West Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States can't just cut itself off from West Africa even though Ebola is raging there.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama is pushing back against calls for the U.S. to institute a travel ban. He says trying to seal off a region of the world isn't possible and if it were, it would only make things worse.
Obama says there's no Ebola outbreak or epidemic in the U.S., but rather three cases out of 300 million people. Still, he says even one infection is too many.
Obama says fighting Ebola isn't just government's job. He says citizens, leaders and the media have roles to play. He says Ebola is serious but the U.S. can't give in to hysteria or fear.
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