VIDEO: President Obama’s Weekly Address 18 October 14

President Obama’s Weekly Address: What You Need to Know About Ebola

Excerpts from the video, the main points:

What we’re seeing now is not an outbreak or an epidemic of Ebola in America.

Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch. It’s not transmitted through the air like the flu. You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus. The only way that a person can contract the disease is by coming into direct contact with the bodily fluids of somebody who is already showing symptoms.

We know how to fight this disease. We know the protocols, and we know that when they’re followed, they work.

We can’t just cut ourselves off from West Africa where this disease is raging. Our medical experts tell us that the best way to stop this disease is to stop it at its source before it spreads even wider and becomes even more difficult to contain. trying to seal off an entire region of the world, if that were even possible, could actually make the situation worse.

Watch the full video for more detailed information.

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