The Next Global Pandemic?Australia closes border





Australia closes its borders to Ebola-afflicted West African countries to protect citizens

(NaturalNews) The Australian government has made a decision that tens of millions of Americans wish their own government would make: Canberra has decided to close the continent's borders to any travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, citing concern for Australian citizens.

As expected, though, the move did not come without criticism: Leaders of the three worst-hit nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea complained that Australia's decision was stigmatizing to people of those countries who are healthy, and -- ironically -- that the travel bans would somehow make battling the disease harder (the latter excuse is the same one that has been used by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chief Dr. Thomas Frieden in justifying the Obama Administration's decision not to close U.S. borders to the disease-afflicted West African countries).

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