Today, Bloomberg interviewed this author regarding the restriction of air travel. Unfortunately, it was a quote out of context, which happens so often in media reporting.
- No one debates that a complete closure of the air traffic grid would hurt more than help.
- What would help the American medical infrastructure is a restriction of Visa granting for non-US citizens attempting to leave Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. If done correctly, this does not inhibit the flow of aid workers in and out of the countries.
A sleight of hand to turn the question from the point made in bullet #2 into "close the entire air traffic grid". A big difference that could make a big difference to our already-stressed medical infrastructure.
It is unfortunate that Bloomberg missed the point being made.