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Rand Paul

Ebola is not like AIDs

17 Oct, 2014

Paul says White House officials are downplaying the seriousness of Ebola in an interview with CNN.

[The Obama administration] has downplayed how transmissible it is. They say it’s the exchange of bodily of fluids. Which makes people think, ‘Oh, it’s like AIDS. It’s very difficult to catch. If someone has Ebola at a cocktail party they’re contagious and you can catch it from them.[The administration] should be honest about that. They say all it takes is direct contact to get this. If you listen carefully, they say being three feet from someone is direct contact. That’s not what most Americans think is direct contact. You start to wonder about a basic level of competence.