Lafayette Has Direct Commercial Ties To West Africa — Wingin’ It Wednesday
The first Ebola patient in the U.S. is dead, but the question lingers: Should the U.S. shut down international flights from the areas affected by the virus?
Our Wingin' It Wednesday panelists — Mike Stagg, Carol Ross and former state Rep. Raymond Lalonde, filling in for Warren Caudle — agree that it's not the answer.
For one, Stagg notes, "there is regular commerce between Lafayette and west Africa that is generated by the oil and gas industry. What steps are we taking here? What will we know and when will we know it?"
There is regular commerce between Lafayette and west Africa that is generated by the oil and gas industry
Ross said she's more concerned about illnesses like dengue fever, yellow fever and chikungunya that are coming into the U.S. via undocumented immigrants, and Lalonde agreed.
Also during today's segment, panelists discussed:
- The viral video featuring state Sen. Elbert Guillory attacking U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu: What do you think about the message?
- Who would you most like to see toss their name into the ring for governor next year?
So who got it right, who got it wrong, and who was way off? Listen to the full segment below: