Posts by Dylan Stableford

  • Rand Paul: White House misled us into thinking Ebola is like AIDS

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News3 days ago

    Sen. Rand Paul criticized the Obama administration's handling of Ebola on Thursday, accusing the White House of misleading the public over the way the deadly disease is transmitted.

    "I think from the very beginning they haven’t been completely forthright with us," the Kentucky Republican said in an interview with Bloomberg Politics from New Hampshire. "They’ve so wanted to downplay this, that they really I don’t think have been very accurate in their description of the disease."

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ebola can only be spread if an infected person’s bodily fluids enter the mucous membranes or an open wound of another person.

    But Paul said U.S. health officials have misled Americans into thinking Ebola is similar to AIDS in the way it is spread.

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