It’s being described as the “biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history” as the death toll from the diseases rises in West Africa. So far 932 people have died from the disease that leads to a grisly end for most. More than 1,700 cases have been reported in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, according to the World Health Organization. Up to 6 people have been tested and are undergoing treatment for Ebola across the country but have so far come up negative for the virus.
“Well, if you look at how Ebola is spreading in places like Liberia, it is not by people flying on planes,” explained Morning Answer host Ben Shapiro. “Here’s what’s actually happening in Liberia where a huge number of the deaths are taking place…and this is why I don’t think we should worry too much about this, because this is not what we’re doing…It’s anarchy, so local gangs have actually been taking Ebola victims and dumping them down wells and poisoning the water and throwing them in rivers and putting them out in public.”
He went on to explain why they haven’t been cancelling flights. “If there were to be a flight with someone with Ebola on it, it would manifest before the flight actually comes in to the United States from overseas because the flights are so long. The incubation period for Ebola is actually longer than the flight itself.”
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