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O'Reilly: Ban US Entry From West Africa for Three Months

By    |   Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 08:52 PM

With the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States afflicting a Liberian man who had recently entered the country, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says all travel from west Africa should be banned for three months.

"I would not allow west Africans to come into the United States, and it's easy to track it because of passports and visas and things like that, for probably three months initially," O'Reilly said Wednesday on his program.

Guest and Fox Business Network host John Stossel called that "overkill."

"You've got 140,000 people flying from that part of the world," Stossel said, pointing out that Ebola isn't easy to catch.

Stossel also said that although 3,000 people have died in west African countries since the current outbreak began, that is still a relatively small number compared to deaths from other diseases.

"The flu killed 3 million people. Do we keep people out of the country because they might have the flu?" Stossel asked. "So we're going to shut down more than 100,000 people because one man has been found to have Ebola and given it, as far as we know, to no one?"

"Yeah," O'Reilly responded. "I would absolutely, for the public health risk . . . say nobody from west Africa gets into the United States. Sorry."

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With the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States afflicting a Liberian man who had recently entered the country, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says all travel from west Africa should be banned for three months.
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