From the office of Congressman Andy Harris:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., participated in the hearing on Ebola by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. As a physician, Congressman Harris understands the threat posed by Ebola and that if we put in place proper protocols and protections how the spreading can stop. During the hearing, Congressman Harris became increasingly convinced that some level of travel ban needs to be put in place.
Congressman Harris released the following statement:
“The Administration should impose some level of travel ban pending the creation of protocols that will protect healthcare workers and all Americans. Because current protocols are not working, we must limit the ability of individuals traveling from infected areas to enter the United States. In addition, the FDA needs to remove bureaucratic red tape to get vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tests for Ebola available to the public as soon as possible. We can stop significant spreading of this disease, but it is going to require protocols that actually work being put in place and all healthcare workers remaining incredibly diligent.”