Obama assails Ebola quarantines

October 29, 2014 7:03 AM

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Politicians in the United States, including the president, have come under increasing pressure to curtail the movements of medical personnel returning from Ebola-affected regions after Craig Spencer - a doctor who had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea - was diagnosed with the virus 10 days after he returned home to New York City.

While the president did not directly criticize New Jersey Gov. Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for imposing mandatory quarantines on health workers coming back from West Africa, he made clear that he thought those moves were a bad idea and were not based on the best medical information.

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