Ebola chair

Obama wasn’t asked about the enterovirus 68 outbreak.

Via The Hill

Obama stressed that the disease can only be transmitted through bodily fluids. And once the person carrying it is isolated and run through a tight protocol, it isn’t difficult to contain.

He admitted that Ebola is “breaking loose” in western Africa, due to poor quarantines and “people aren’t being trained properly.”

The outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Obama said, will require U.S. military assets to set up isolation units and equipment.

“If we do that, then it’s still going to be months before this problem is controllable in Africa,” Obama said.[…]

“This is an example of where U.S. leadership is important in dealing with crisis,” he said, adding when the public asks why the U.S. is spending money to contain the outbreak in Africa, it’s because the short-term investments will pay off.

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