Foreign Policy  |  November 30, 2021

In February 2020, weeks before then-U.S. President Donald Trump imposed a sweeping travel ban on dozens of countries, global health policy expert Mara Pillinger explored why governments still reach for travel restrictions despite their dubious efficacy. Writing in Foreign Policy, Pillinger explained that the combination of bans appearing as common sense and politicians lacking politically viable alternatives keeps them coming back, whether the disease is Ebola, severe acute respiratory syndrome, or the latest COVID-19 variant.

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