Sen. Rand Paul says dangers of Ebola are downplayed

October 16, 2014 11:15 PM

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Sen. Rand Paul says dangers of Ebola are downplayed

With millions of Americans already worried about the Ebola virus, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, fanned the flames by suggesting that the risk of infection is greater than global medical authorities say -- and that the Obama administration is misleading the public about it.

In footage from CNN of his speech at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, the prospective GOP presidential candidate called Ebola "incredibly contagious," and told the crowd that the virus can be spread to another person standing three feet away. He also said he believes the White House is wi...

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