Why Flights From Ebola-Hit Countries Should NOT Be banned

The first case of Ebola was recently reported in the U.S. As expected, some Americans were angry. They blamed their government, for allowing flights from an Ebola-hit country into the United States.Their argument, though tangible would not solve the issue and I’d share why in this post.

People would always find a way out


There are various ways by which someone from an Ebola affected country can enter U.S. or any other country if he or she chooses. Even the World Health Organization supports this point.

It could make the epidemic worst

According to WHO, aid workers should be able to get in and out of a country affected by the Ebola epidemic. They would be reluctant to come if they fear they cannot get back home.

Stopping flights from Ebola-stricken countries would affect the livelihoods of people and even the economy of the affected nations. This could in turn help in the spread of the disease.

A better alternative

Instead of banning flights from Ebola-hit nations. Services should be provided to the affected countries, so the disease is contained there.

Travellers from affected countries should be properly checked before allowed into an Ebola-free country.



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4 Responses

  1. GooglePanda says:

    Well.I wouldnt blame the Americans…Africans should be able to fend for itself.Why do always look like dogs in need

  2. Uba TT says:

    Well said Giovanni. I’m loving your site; great content…write more

  3. Squid says:

    One man changes it all… One man with the infection into an Ebola free country

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