The Washington Times  |  November 3, 2014

Lawrence O. Gostin, a global health law professor at Georgetown University, said he thinks workers should be able to go back to the affected region if they do not pose risks to fellow travelers.

“Going back would mean getting on a crowded plane, but if there were screening for fever and symptoms, it appears to me that this is well within reason,” he said. “The problem is that political actors always haven’t behaved reasonably. But if we don’t allow respite for health workers, we are digging ourselves in deeper by discouraging the dedicated volunteers that we urgently need.”

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