MANCHESTER - Today, Scott Brown called on President Obama to address the nation on his plans to control the Ebola virus:
"It's time for President Obama to address the nation and reassure Americans that every possible step is being taken to stop the Ebola virus. This is a case where we all want the President and the Administration to succeed, but in order for that to happen it is essential the President inform the public about what the government is doing, and the steps the rest of us can take to do our part. A week ago, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, said of Ebola: ‘We will stop it in its tracks.’ Since then, one individual in the United States has died from the disease and a second person has contracted it, and Mr. Frieden is now saying he hasn’t seen anything like this since the AIDS pandemic. Americans need to hear from the President that he has a comprehensive plan to prevent or contain Ebola that includes enhanced airport screenings, travel bans to infected countries and increased security at the border where we are vulnerable to the disease coming in through unmonitored channels."