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Insights: Will Closing Borders Stop Infectious Diseases?

May 04, 2017 00:00 AM UTC
- Updated May 05, 2020 16:23 PM UTC

Doctors who fought Ebola say the most important thing is to make sure adequate healthcare is available, especially in rural communities.

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[MUSIC PLAYING] BRYAN WALSH: When we're trying to fight infectious disease, whether it's Ebola, whether it's something else, why is it that closing borders in that way would be counterproductive? Yeah, NAHID BHADELIA: I was actually a coming out of one of my shifts and I turned on the TV and I say--...

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