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Aviation expert Mary Schiavo thinks the U.S. government should implement a travel ban on the approximately 150 passengers entering the U.S. every day from West African nations affected by Ebola. Her reason: Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who became the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola, who died from the virus.
Schiavo tells Here & Now's Robin Young, "one person had put how many people on 21-day quarantines, has disrupted several flights... and literally the economy of the United States."
Polls show the American public supports a travel ban, though President Barack Obama and federal health officials continue to insist that it could worsen the crisis in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
This segment aired on October 20, 2014.