Question: how many serious/highly dangerous (from the standpoint of public health) Ebola outbreaks have happened in Third World countries so far? Many. Question: how many serious/highly dangerous (from the standpoint of public health) Ebola outbreaks have happened in developed countries so far? ZERO. This should teach you something. This is a fact. This is what all the scientific evidence indicates: that Ebola is a disease that spreads well in dire sanitation conditions but doesn't spread well in places that are able to implement efficient isolation measures, exactly because IT IS NOT AIRBORNE!
I mean, if we were to justify shutting down visas and closing the borders because of a disease that has had ZERO spread in the American population and has killed ZERO Americans in the general population, then why in the hell don't we close the borders and shut down visas to ALL travelers coming from Asia which is how the flu comes here every year and kills 30,000 Americans every year?
Don't you see the discrepancy there? Nobody ever worries about the flu and nobody comes up with a charged political discourse bashing the president because of the flu in spite of it claiming 30,000 American lives every year (not that we would be able to stop it by shutting down visas, etc.), and then all hell breaks lose (right before the mid-term elections, mind you) about a disease that has infected ZERO Americans in the general population and has killed ZERO Americans???
So, two nurses who didn't follow protocol while directly caring for an individual who got infected elsewhere (mind you, only 2 out of 170 other caretakers), got infected and recovered (ever since, protocols have tightened up and it is unlikely that this will happen again). Some of our doctors who went there to help got infected and recovered. NOBODY in the general population got infected (in spite of all the hysteria about one of the nurses flying from Ohio to Texas and one of the doctors going bowling) and NO American has died of this disease.
What in the hell are you guys so worried about? Do worry about the flu, buddy. Get your flu shot (which unfortunately this year doesn't match the strains so well but will still give partial protection), get on Tamiflu right away if you contract it, and stop worrying about freaking Ebola which is not a significant threat to our public health. Rely on science more than on politics in matters of disease, and you'll be better off.