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White House: Ebola Travel Ban Still ‘Not on the Table’

As bipartisan calls to block travel from Ebola-stricken countries increase, the White House remains adamant that a commercial travel ban is simply not happening.

“[A travel ban] is something that is not on the table at this point,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained on Wednesday, claiming shutting down commercial travel would “prevent the expeditious flow of personnel and equipment into the region.”

“So that’s why, right now, a travel ban is not on the table,” Earnest later reiterated. 

On Monday, former surgeon general Richard Carmona recommended that a travel ban remain “on the table.” (Carmona ran as a Democratic Senate candidate in Arizona during the 2012 election.)

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