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Krauthammer’s Take: On Ebola Travel Ban, Like Other Measures, Administration Moving Too Slowly

“A couple more cases of people who come in with Ebola, like Mr. [Thomas Eric] Duncan,” says Charles Krauthammer, “and I absolutely assure you we’re going to have a travel ban.”

But, the columnist said on Special Report, it will be another example of the administration’s sluggishness on Ebola. “They are still slow, days behind, in coming to obvious conclusions. We just heard from the head of the CDC that we track all visitors coming in. We couldn’t even track a nurse who treated Mr. Duncan all the way to Cleveland. And we’re going to be assured that a Ghanaian coming in here is going to be tracked for three weeks?”

The administration’s decision to stop treating Ebola patients at local hospitals — “which was absurd from day one,” said Krauthammer — and evacuate them to specialized regional centers is just one more decision that is “weeks late.”

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