Ebola politics エボラをめぐる政治的駆け引き
The Ebola virus has arrived on our shores, and already it has infected the politics. Nina Pham, a nurse at a Dallas hospital, contracted the deadly disease despite treating an Ebola patient in protective gear, and having had training in dealing with infectious patients. Many rightly ask: How could this happen?
It’s symptomatic of the broken immigration system that someone from Liberia with recent contact with Ebola victims was allowed entry into the United States on a temporary visa. Permission was granted a full five months after the outbreak in Liberia had been officially confirmed. Common sense would have restricted entry into the United States from countries dealing with an outbreak, allowing exceptions only for essential travel to support humanitarian medical missions, and then with the proper precautions.