A second screening level was added at 5 US airports in order to catch the travelers that may be infected with Ebola and carry it inside the country. According to Barack Obama, this is a “belt and suspenders” approach.
Around 150 air travelers every single day will have temperatures checked with the use of no-touch thermometers.
Unfortunately, this extra screening would not discover cases like that of Thomas Eric Duncan. This is because he did not show any symptoms during the travel. He eventually died in Dallas on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, John Kerry plead for an increase in the number of nations that will contribute the fight against the Ebola Outbreak. He added that the necessary extra international effort necessary was of $300 million.
At the moment, the US military is working in Liberia to build more medical centers. It is possible that they will send more soldiers to help deal with Ebola.
About sending troops, Obama said that the safety of the military forces is very important. He added:
“We have unique capabilities that nobody else has. Our military is essentially building an infrastructure that does not exist in order to facilitate the transfer of personnel and equipment and supplies.”
The new screening is scheduled to start at the JFK International Airport. Then, it will expand do the Washington Dulles, eventually being implemented at airports in New Jersey, Newark, Chicago and Atlanta.