October 5, 2014

Conservative xenophobes have been instilling fear into their followers by warning them that illegals crossing the Texas border could be used by terrorists to bring Ebola into our country to attack us with.

Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday asked Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the NIH about this possibility and after his answer, even Wallace had to agree that it was nonsense.

Wallace: What are the chances that illegal immigrants are going to come over our porous southern border with Ebola, or that terrorists will purposely send someone here using Ebola as a bio-terror weapon?

Fauci: I wouldn't be worrying about illegals immigrants coming from southern borders when we have an issue right now with Ebola in West Africa. That's a hypothetical that's very far-fetched. As far as terrorism, nature right now Chris, is the worst bioterrorist. I’m worried more about the natural evolution in West Africa than I am about a terrorist

Wallace: I also suppose if you’re going to do a bioterror weapon, Ebola isn’t the most effective one.

Fauci: That would not be, if I were a bioterrorist, That would not be my choice.

Wallace: because it doesn't...

Fauci: It would be inefficient. Nature does it much worse than a bioterrorist.

It's not only far-fetched, it's ludicrous. Cersei Lannister will not be pleased.

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