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Dr. Fauci on Ebola: ‘Draconian’ Quarantines Can Have ‘Unintended Consequences’

‘We have to be careful that there aren’t unintended consequences’

TODD: “In the studio with me now is Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, who successfully, by the way, treated Nina Pham. Dr. Fauci, welcome back to Meet the Press.”
FAUCI: “Good to be with you.”
TODD: “The issue of quarantines. We now have New York, New Jersey, Illinois, three airports there, Newark, JFK, O’Hare, that do receive passengers from the impacted countries. They are doing mandatory quarantines. Good idea?”
FAUCI: “Well, the first thing we need to do is make sure the primary goal is to protect the American people. But there are ways to do that that may not necessarily have to go that far at all.”
TODD: “Have they gone too far? Governor Cuomo and Christie, overreacting?”
FAUCI: “I don’t want to be directly criticizing what the decision that was made. But we have to be careful that there are unintended consequences. The best way to stop this epidemic is to help the people in West Africa. We do that by sending people over there. Not only from the USA, but from other places. We need to treat them, returning people, with respect, and make sure that they’re really heroes. So the idea that we’re being a little bit draconian — there are other ways to protect. There’s monitoring, there’s direct monitoring, there’s active monitoring. We don’t necessarily need to do that.”

h/t: Fox News

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