Let’s make a deal: We’ll all promise not to panic about Ebola if the experts—especially those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—agree to get their stories straight.

They should begin by giving a better explanation of why they have concluded it would be wrong to “stop the flights” arriving from the Ebola hot zone, beginning with the fact that there are no such flights: There is no direct commercial air service between the countries at the epicenter of the outbreak—Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea—and the United States.

Travelers from those countries must make one or more intermediate stops to get here, meaning that any travel ban would have to target individuals based on nationality or recent visits to the affected countries. Experts should explain why this idea is neither crazy nor politically incorrect but simply, in their professional opinion, inadvisable. [Read more]

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