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Former Ebola Czar Explains How To Deal With Hysteria Over Refugees

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 17/11/2015 Igor Bobic
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Ron Klain, the Obama administration's former point person on Ebola, on Tuesday weighed in on the growing debate in the wake of the deadly Paris attacks of what to do with refugees fleeing Syria's bloody civil war.

It is worth repeating Klain is the former Ebola czar because fears over the deadly virus turned out to be unwarranted. Politicians and the media who fear-mongered over the virus quickly dropped the matter once the hysteria -- and the election -- ended. It wasn't so long ago -- back in October 2014 -- that the nation seemed to lose its collective mind over the the deadly virus, calling for travel bans on people from West Africa, the center of the outbreak. A similar pattern can be observed today, with many of the nation's governors coming out against the resettlement of refugees.

Klain argues, as others have, that the U.S. also puts its national security at risk by not allowing refugees into its borders. 

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