Rand Paul Blasts Authorities for Downplaying Ebola Risks; Says it is "Incredibly Contagious"

October 17, 2014 2:56 PM

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Speaking before a group of college students on Wednesday, sdSenator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a doctor by trade, said that Ebola is "incredibly contagious" and can spread from a person who has the deadly disease to someone that is standing just three feet away. Paul said that while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes the transmission of Ebola sound similar to that of AIDS, he says its much easier to contract.

Paul's statements, which were made at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, contradict those from world health authorities. During his talk, he suggested that Ebola could spread at a cocktail party attended by a person who is symptomatic. It's not the first time that Paul has weighed in on Ebo...

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