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have you lost yours? >> look, this is a common theme that folks bring up. apparently people have forgotten that america has the most powerful country on earth still does not control everything around the world. and so our diplomatic efforts often take time and often will see progress and then a step backwards. that's been true in the middle east. that's been true in europe. that's been true in asia. that's the nature of world affairs. it's not neat and it's not smooth. but if you look at, for example, ukraine, we have made progress in delivering on what we said we
would do. we can't control how mr. putin thinks. but what we can do is say to mr. putin, if you continue on the path of arming separatists with heavy armaments that the evidence suggests may have resulted in 300 innocent people on a jet dying, and that violates international law, and undermines the territorial integrity and sovereignty of ukraine, then you're going to face consequences that will hurt your country, and there was a lot of skepticism about our ability to coordinate with europeans for a strong series of sanctions, and each time we have done what we said we would do, including this week when we put in place sanctions that have an impact on key sectors of the
russian economy. their energy, defense, financial systems. it has not resolved the problem yet. i spoke to mr. putin this morning and indicated to him, just as we will do what we say we do in terms of sanctions, we'll also do what we say we do in terms of wanting to resolve this issue diplomatically if he takes a different position. if he respects and honors the right of ukraines to determine their own destiny, it's possible to make sure that russian interests are addressed, that are legitimate, and that ukrainians are able to make their own decisions and we can resolve this conflict and end some of the bloodshed. but the point is, bill, if you look at the 20th century and the early part of this century, there are a lot of conflicts that america doesn't resolve. that's always been true. that doesn't mean we stop trying. and it's not a measure of
american influence on any given day or at any given moment, that there are conflicts around the world that are difficult. conflict in northern ireland raged for a very long time until finally something broke, where the parties decided that it wasn't worth killing each other. the palestinian-israeli conflict has been going on even longer than you have been reporting. and i don't think at any point was there a suggestion somehow that america didn't have influence just because we weren't able to finalize an israeli-palestinian peace deal. you will recall that situations like kosovo and bosnia raged on for quite some time and there was a lot more death and bloodshed than there has been so far in the ukrainian situation, before it ultimately did get
resolved. and som) i recognize with so my different issues popping inaround the world, sometimes it may seem as if this is an aberration or its unusual, but the truth of the matter is there's a big world out there, and that as indispensable as we are to try to lead it, there's still going to be tragedies out there and conflicts, and our job is to just make sure that we continue to project what is right, what is just, and that we're building coalitions or like-minded countries and partners in order to advance our core security interests and the interests of the world as a whole. >> do you think you could have done snore. >> -- done more? >> on which one. >> on any of them. >> i think those that -- the
nature of being president is that you're always asking yourself, what more can you do? but with respect to, let's say, the israeli-palestinian issue, this administration invested an enormous around to bring the parties together. john kerry invested an enormous amount of time. in the end, it's up to the two parties to make a decision. we can lead them to resolve some of the technical issues and to show them a path, but they've got to want it. with respect to ukraine, i think that we have done everything that we can to support the ukrainian government, and to deter russia from moving further into ukraine. but short of going to war,
there's going to be some constraint inside terms of what we can do if president putin and russia are ignoring what should be their long-term interests right now what we have done is impose sufficient costs on russia that objectively speaking, they should -- president putin should want to resolve this diplomatically. get these sanctions lifted. get their economy growing again, and have good relations with ukraine. sometimes people don't always rationally and don't always act on their medium or long-term efforts. that can't deter us. we of the to stay at it. wendell. >> mr. president, republicans point to some of your executive orders as the reason they say they can't trust you to implement legislation as they
pass it. even if you don't buy that argument, do you hold yourself totally blame lost in the inability it appears to reach agreement with the run-led house? >> wendell, let's just take a recent example of immigration. a bipartisan bill passed out of the senate. cosponsored by not just democrats but some very conservative republicans. who recognize that the system currently is broken, and if in fact we put more resources on the border, provide a path in which those undocumented workers have been living for a long time and may have ties here are coming out of the shadows, paying their taxes, paying a fine, learning english, if we fix the legal immigration system
so it's more efficient, if we are attracting young miami who may have studied here to stay here and create jobs here, if that all is going to be good for the economy, going reduce the deficit, it might have forestalled some of the problems we're seeing now in the rio grande valley with unaccompanied children. so we have a bipartisan bill, wendell, bipartisan agreement, supported by everybody from labor to the evangelical community, to law enforcement. so the argument isn't between me and the house republicans. it's between the house republicans and the senate republicans. and house republicans and the business community. and house republicans and the
evangelical community. i'm just one of the people they seem to disagree with on this issue. so, that's on the comprehensive bill. so now we have a short-term crisis with respect to the rio grande valley. they say we need more resources, tougher border security in this area, where these unaccompanied children are showing up. we agree. so we put forward a supplemental to give us the additional resources and funding to do exactly what they say we should be doing. and they can't pass the bill.%íh they can't even pass their own version of the bill. so that's not a disagreement between me and house republican. it's between the house republicans and the house
republicans. the point is that on a range of these issues, whether it's tax reform, whether it's reducing the deficit, whether it's rebuilding our infrastructure, we have consistently put forward proposals that in previous years and previous administrations, would not have been considered radical or left wing. they would have been considered pretty sensible, mainstream approaches to solving problems. i include under that, by the way, the affordable care act but that's a whole nuther conversation. and in circumstances where even basic common sense, plain
vanilla legislation can't pass because the house republicans consider it somehow a compromise of their principles or giving obama a victory, then we have to take action. otherwise, we're not going to be making progress on the things that the american people care about. and -- >> on the border supplemental? >> i'm going to have to act alone because we don't have enough resources. we have already been very clear. we have run out of money. and we are going to have to re-allocate resources in order to just make sure that some of the basic functions that have to take place down there, whether it's making sure that these children are properly housed, or making sure that we have enough immigration judges to process their cases, that those things get done. we have to re-allocate resources.
but the broader point, wendell, is that if in fact house republicans are concerned about me acting independently of congress, despite the fact i've taken fewer executive actions than my republican pret sed are so -- predecessor or the democratic pred are so before that or the republican predecessor before that, then the easiest way to solve it is pass legislation. get things done. on the supplemental, we agreed on 80% of the issues. there were 20% of the issues that perhaps there were disagreements between democrats and republicans. as i said to run republican colleague down here that i was briefing about some national security issues, why wouldn't we just go ahead and pass the 80% we agree on and we'll try to
work to resolve the differences on the other 20%? why wouldn't we do that? and he didn't really have a good answer for it. so, there's no doubt that i can always do better on everything, including making additional calls to speaker boehner and having more conversations with some of the house republican leadership. but in the end, the challenge i have right now is that they are not able to act even on what they say their priorities are. and they're not able to work and compromise even with senate republicans on certain issues. and they are -- they consider what have been traditionally
republican-supported initiatives they consider those as somehow a betrayal of the cause. take the example of the export-import bank. this is an interesting thing that has happened. this is a program in which we help to provide financing to sell american goods and products around the world. every country does this. it's traditionally been championed by republicans. for some reason right now, the house republicans have decided that we shouldn't do this. which means that when american companies go oversees and -- overseas and they're trying to close a sale on selling boeing planes, for example, or a ge
turbine or some other american product that has all kinds of subcontractors behind and it is creating all kinds of jobs, and all sorts of small businesses depend on that sale, and the american company is going up begins a german company or chinese company, and the chinese and urge e germ mon company are provided financing and the american company isn't, we may lose that sale. why -- that become something that republicans opposed? it would be like me having a car dealership ford, and the toyota dealership offers somebody financing, and i don't. we will lose business, and we'll lose jobs if we don't pass it. so, there's some big issues where i understand why we have differences.
on taxes, republicans want to maintain some corporate loophole is think need to be closed because we should be giving tax breaks to families that are struggling with child care or trying to pay for college education. on health care, obviously their view is that we should not be helping folks get healthier, even though it's through the private marketplace mitchell view is in a country as wealthy at ours we can afford to make sure everybody has access to affordable care. those are legitimate policy arguments. but getting our ambassadors confirmed? these are career diplomats, not political types. making sure that we pass legislation to strengthen our
borders and put more folks down there, those shouldn't be controversial. and i -- i think you would be hard pressed to find an example where i wouldn't welcome some reasonable efforts to actually get a bill passed out of congress. that i could sign. last question. michelle. >> thank you. you made the point that in certain difficult conflicts in the past, they were tired of the bloodshed, both sides. are we actually far from that point right now and is it realistic to try to broke ore cease fire right now when there's still tunnel operations continuing? is that going to cause a change of approach? >> keep in mind the cease fire that had been agreed to would have given israel the capability to continue to dismantle these tunnel networks, but the
israelis can dismen -- dismantle these tunnel networks withouts going into major population centers in gaza. i think the israelis are entirely right these tunnel networks need to be dismantled. there's a way of doing that while still reducing the bloodshed. you are right that in past conflicts, sometimes people have to feel deeply the costs. anybody who has been watching some of these images -- i i'd like to think should recognize the costs. you have children who are getting killed. you have women, defenseless, who are getting killed. you have israelis whose lives are disrupted constantly, and
living in fear. and those are costs that are avoidable if we're able to get a cease fire that preserves israel's able to defend itself and gives it the capacity to have an assurance they're not going to be constantly threatened by rocket fire in the future, and conversely, an agreement that recognizes the palestinian need to be able to make a living and the average palestinian's capacity to live a decent life. but it's hard. it's going to be hard to get there. i think that there's a lot of anger and there's a lot of despair and that's a volatile
mix, but we have to keep trying, and bill asked earlier about american leadership. part of the reason why america remains indispensable, part of the essential ingredient in american leadership, we are willing to plunge in and try where other countries don't bother trying. i mean, the fact of the matter is that in all these crises mentioned there may be some tangential risks to the united states. in some cases, as in iraq and isis, those are dangers that have to be addressed right now and we have to take them very seriously. but for the most part these are not -- the rockets aren't being fired into the united states. the reason we are concerned is because we recognize we have some special responsibilities.
we have to be -- have some humility about what we can and can't accomplish. we have to recognize that our resources are finite, and that we are coming out of a decade of war and our military has been stretched very hard.daa ass has our budget. nevertheless, we try. we go in there and make an effort. and when i see john kerry going out there and trying to brokery cease fire, we should also be supporting him. we shouldn't be a bunch of complaints and second guessing about, it hasn't happened yet, or nitpicking before he has had a chance to complete his efforts. because i tell you what, there isn't any other country going in there and making those efforts. and more often than not, as a consequence of our involvement, we get better outcomes. not perfect outcomes.
not immediate outcomes, but we get better outcomes. and that's going to be true with respect to middle east, true with respect to ukraine, that's going to be certainly true with respect to iraq. and i think it's useful for me to end by just reminding folks that in my first term, if i had a press conference like this, typically, everybody would want to ask about the economy, and how come jobs weren't being created, and how come the housing market is still bad, and why isn't it working? you know what? what we did worked, and the economy is better. and when i say that we have just had six months of more than 200,000 jobs that hasn't happened in 17 years, that shows
you the power of persistence. it shows you if you stay at it, eventually we'll make some progress. all right? >> i thought that you guys were going to ask me hough i was going to spend my birthday. what happened -- >> democrats -- >> i will address two points. i'll -- >> it's like -- >> hold on, guys, come on. there's just -- you're not that spent up. i've been giving you questions lately. on brennan, and the cia, the rdi report has been transmitted. the declassified version that will be released at the pleasure of the senate committee.
i have full confidence in john brennan. i think he has acknowledged and directly apologized to senator feinstein that cia personnel did not properly handle an investigation as to how certain documents that were not authorized to be released to the senate staff, got into the hands of the senate staff, and it's clear from the ig report that some very poor judgment was shown in terms of how that was handled. keep in mind, though, that john brennan was the person who called for the ig report, and he has already stood up a task force to make sure that lessons are learned and mistakes resolved. with respect to the larger point of the rdi report itself, even before i came into office, i was very clear that in the immediate
aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. we did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks. we did some things that were contrary to our values. i understand why it happened. i think it's important, when we look back to recall how afraid people were after the twin towers fell and the pentagon had been hit and the plane in pennsylvania had fallen, and people did not nor where more attacks were imminent and there was enormous pressure on our law enforcement and our national security teams to try to deal with this, and it's important for us not to feel too
'sanctities moanus about the tough job those folks had, and a lot of those folks were working hard under enormous pressure, but having said all that we did some things that were wrong. and that's what that report reflects. and that's the reason why, after i took office, 2009 first things i did was to ban some of the extraordinary interrogation techniques that are the subject of that report, and my hope is that this report reminds us once again that the character of our country has to be measured in part not by what we do when things are easy but what we do when things are hard.
and when we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques i believe and i think any fair-minded person would believe, were torture, we crossed the line. and that needs to be understood and accepted. and we have to, as a country, take responsibility for that, so that hopefully we don't do it again in the future. now -- hey -- i gave you a question. >> west africa -- >> we have a u.s.-africa summit next week. unprecedented gathering of african leaders. the importance of this for america needs to be understood. africa is one of the fastest growing continents in the world.
you have six of the ten fastest growing economies in africa. you have all sorts of other countries like china and brazil and india deeply interested in working with africa, not to distract natural resources alone, which traditionally has been the relationship between africa and the rest of the world, but africa is growing and you have entrepreneurs and extraordinary talent among the people there, and africa also happens to be one of the continents where america is most popular and people feel a real affinitiy -- affinity about our way of life and we have made eform mouse progress over the last several years not just providing traditional aid to africa, helping countries that are suffering from malnutrition or helping countries suffering
from a.i.d.s. but, rather, partnering and thinking about, how can we trade more and do business together? and that's the kind of relationship that africa is looking for, and i've had conversations over the last several months with u.s. businesses, some of the biggest u.s. businesses in the world, and they say, africa, that's one of our top priorities. we want to do business with those folks, and we think we can create u.s. jobs and end u.s. exports to africa, but we have to be engaged. so this gives us chance to do this and gives augusts chance to talk to africa about security issues, because as we have seen, terrorists networks try to find places where governance is weak and security structures are weak, and if we want to keep ourself safe over the long term, then one of the things we can do is make sure we are partnering with some countries that really
have pretty effective security forces and have been deploying themselves in peace-keeping and conflict-resolution efforts in africa. and that ultimately can save us and our troops and our military a lot of money if we got strong partners who are able to deal with conflicts in these regions. so, it's going to be a terrific conference. i won't lie to you. traffic will be bad here in washington. i know that everybody has been warnedded about that. but we are really looking forward to this and i think it's a great success. now, last thing i'll say about this, ed, because i know it's been on people's mind, is the issue of ebola. this is something we take very seriously, as soon as there's an outbreak, anywhere in the world of any disease, that could have significant effects, the cdc is
in communication with the world health organization, and other multilateral agencies to try to make sure that we have an appropriate response. this has been a more aggressive ebola outbreak than in the past but keep in mind it is still affecting ports -- parts of three countries and we have some 50 countries represented at this summit. we are doing two things with respect to the summit itself. we're talking the appropriate precautions, folks coming from these countries hat have even a marginal risk of being exposed, we're making sure to do screening on that individual as they leave the country, do additional screening when we're here weapon feel confident the procedures we put in place are appropriate. more broadly, the cdc and our
various health agencies are going to be working very intently with the world health organization and some of our partner countries, to make sure we can search some resources town there and organizations to these countries that are pretty poor and don't have a strong public health infrastructure, so that we can start containing the problem. keep in mine that ebola is not easily transmitted. that's why generally outbreaks dissipate, but the key is identifying, quarintines, isolating, those who contract it and making sure that practices are in place that avoid transmission. it can be done but has to be done in an organized, mimick way, and we have to help this
countries. there you go, april, somebody finally wished me happy birthday. although it isn't until monday. you're right. thank you so much. >> after nearly an hour at the podium, 52 minutes or so the president of the united states there in a surprise news conference touching on some of the big issues of the day bedeviling this country and his administration. talking about the fact that he sees the jobs numbers released day, some 300,000 jobs created in this country in july, as positive news. the bat -- battle with congress over the immigration situation, the war underwa israel and hamas, along gaza and to a lesser extent the situation in ukraine with regard to russian troops trying to destabilize their sovereign neighbor. i'm john scott in today for shepard smith. let's bring into the discussion someone who was paying
attention, chris wallace, who was watching, don't blame me seemed to be the overarching point of the news conference. things would be better were it not for the republicans on capitol hill. >> he went our after house republicans saying not only do they disagree with him and senate republicans and the business communities, he went after them on this question of immigration, noting that they are trying to pass a bill that house republicans put up a bill yesterday and cooperate get enough votes to pass it from their own republican caucus and are now struggling to pass another bill. he describes it as even more extreme, even more unworkable, and then pointed out that even if they do pass it, it's going nowhere because so many of the provisions will be unacceptable, not on only to the democrats who control the senate, but to him, because he would have to sign it
as president. so i would say his toughest language was reserved for house republicans, and when he talked about all the complaints about executive action, he said there's a way to stop that, which is for house republicans to actually pass something, do something. obviously there's another side to that story which we hear from house republicans, but the president got his shots in today. >> this favorite dramatic foil on the hill is house speak boehner. a spokesman said when it comes to the crisis on the southern border, probable has been awol and has made it worse by flip-flopping on the 2008 law that fueled the crisis. right now house republicans are the only ones still working to address this crisis. >> well, as i say there are two sides to this story. that is the other side, and i thought it was interesting that
the president was not asked about and never discussed the fact originally he was for a change to the 2008 law, which made a distinction -- a human trafficking, sex trafficking, law, but it distinguished between how illegal immigrants on the border from mexico could be sent back right away but immigrants, children coming in from central america, applauses like honduras and guatemala and el salvador, had to be kept in this country and go through fairly lengthy deportation process, get due process, and while he was originally for it, changing that law and toughening it, after pressure from pro-immigration groups decided not to back that and that's a reason there's a big difference between what the democrats and the white house want on the one hand and what the house republicans want on the other. >> let's talk about the situation in gaza. secretary of state john kerry had been trying to broker this
cease fire, went to a significant amount of work, thought he had something, and that both sides would agree to, and almost as soon as it was in place, the shells and the rockets started flying again. what did you think about the president's language this time? talking about the prospects for a cease fire and the responsibilities of both sides? >> well, i think he came down harder on hamas than he has in the past. while he has talk about israel's right to defend, almost in his passionate terms about the need for israel to restrain itself particularly when it comes to civilian casualties. this time you could sense in the beginning a real stress, one might say presidential anger with hamas, that within minutes of the 72-hour cease fire brokered by secretary kerry, wasn't minutes after it went into effect, hamas launched an attack in which they killed two
israelis and took one israeli soldier hostage and made it very clear, he said that hamas needs to release that israeli soldier unconditionally as soon as possible. so i think that he was putting the onus on hamas and suggesting that any further negotiations, any further cease fire, is going to depend on hamas releasing the soldier. >> chris wallace, the host of "fox news sunday." we'll be looking for your program. it's going to be interesting. >> also a special report tonight so a lot of work. >> i hope they give you overtime. joining us now from washington, dc, elliott abrams, served as deputy national security advicer under president george w. bush. let's talk about the cease fire that came and went in the blink of an eye. we know that hamas foughtiers apparently emerged from one of
the tunnels israel has been going after them. one set off a suicide vest. a couple israeli soldiers were killed and one has been captured and spirited back to the gaza strip through a tunnel. does that no your view justify the approach the israelis are take? they said this war is not going to end until they get all of those tunnels closed up. >> yes, it does, and i think actually the united states said that, too. the president has endorsed the idea that the tunnels have to be closed down. he did a pretty dispassionately. if i were an silly or hoopas fire or ukrainian under russian shelling i would not take much comfort from the president's attack on house republicans. wasn't a lot of energy the way he delivered his remarks bud he did move closer than the administration has gone the israeli point of view. and one thing the kidnapping did today was absolutely unite
israelis, left, right, center, with the view that the tunnels have got to be closed down. exploded. before this war comes to an end. that's now a really unanimous view in israel. >> the president did use the word "outrageous" in talking about hamas behavior, at least in that particular news conference. talking about the fact that civilians are placed in harm's way, near command and control facilities, and so forth. is that a significant shift, do you think in his attitude, in his administration's attitude, towards what is going on? >> it is a shift. i think it's significant over the last few days. a couple of days ago the administration delivered the toughest language against israel, the toughest condemnation i've ever heard from any white house, and now the president moves back, maybe he was anger bid the kidnap organize violation of the cease fire but they have been up and down and have moved from severe
criticism of israel, now to severe criticism of hamas. maybe the president felt the language of the jews against israel went too far. >> elliott abraham, former national secured advisor. thank you. >> let's get an downdid from conor powell, live in gaza city where the cease fire came and went. what else can you tell us? >> reporter: the cease fire was supposed to pave the way for peace, but hat thrown gaza and the military operation into a further crisis because of the attack that was launched by hamas sometime around the start of the cease fire. we don't know if it was right ocease fire or before, as hamas is claiming, or after as israelis were claiming, but severally troops were beginning to deextreme tunnels and hamas launched an attack killing two israelis, captures anothers.
they said it was a second lieutenant who has been abducted by hamas. hamas' political wing says they dent have him. the military wing staying quiet, although a hamas official in cairo said i it justified the attack. the attack has been condemned around the world, including by the white house and the u.n., secretary of state john kerry saying that hamas unilaterally and grossly violated the cease fire, and the about using harsh language about what hamas has done and israel's right to protect itself and calling on hamas to release this soldier, whether or not that will happen is a big question. hamas has traded soldiers before. israeli soldiers before, for palestinian prisoners, more than a thousand last time this happened several years ago. the other question that is bigger priority is, how does israel respond? the israeli tank shelling increased dramatically this morning in an area where the soldier was taken. the next step may be a furor
ground incursion in gaza. whether or not that happen is the big question. that would potentially open up israeli troops to more bloodshed here, more bloodshed on the part of palestinians. more than 1500 have already been killed here in the past four weeks. so if israel does launch an operation to rescue the soldier, it could mean a further escalation of violence here. >> that seems likefully a very tense and dangerous part of the world. conor, thank you. breaking news now on the two americans who contracted the highly contagious and potentially deadly ebola virus. hospitals a mr.ors spoke about the efforts to bring the doctor and nurse back to the united states. a jet ready to whisk them out of africa but there's a catch. the aircraft can only carry one victim at a time. who goes first? that's coming up front the fox news deck.
breaking news out of georgia. a news greens from the hospital preparing to receive two american patients who have the#@ ebola vie result one patient set to arrive the coming days, next a few days after that. the the ebola outbreak in africa has killed 700 people. here's some of the news conference. >> this is actually an update i got 20 minutes ago. so apologize that all the members of my crew are not aware of this. we have been informed there will be in fact two patients ultimately coming to emery. the first will come in the next several days, and then the -- a second patient will be coming a few days after that. >> coming through -- [inaudible] >> the act arrangements i'm not aware of. that is being handled by the air ambulance. the air ambulance has not departed from africa yet and all of those arrangements are still being made. >> john roberts with more on
that. he is live outside emory university hospital. john, if i'm correct, this is the first time that live patients carrying thet ñ ebola virus are going to be coming to the united states. die have that right? >> the only other time that ebola, live ebow los angeles was in an -- live ebola, was back in the 1970s when the monkeys were inaffected in restin. but this is the first time that human beings are here. over the next few days, when either dr. kent brantley or nurse nancy rightfall leave library -- liberia -- we understand they're both stable enough to travel. >> they will land at dobbins air force base. north of atlanta. they will then be moved in an isolation containment chamber
here in emory university hospital where they have a special clinical isolation unit built a number of years ago for just such a purpose.í$'bx codesigned by the centers for disease control where they receive a level of care way above what they could get in liberia. and they're getting special antibiotic treatment, there are a lot of concerns among the public about people with ebola willingly some knowingly being brought here to the united states, but dr. riffer in said while he gets that, there are plenty of precautions underway to keep people safe. >> now need to appreciate ebola virus us not spread by a magic mechanism. think about h.i.v., when tie it b and c. all thereof these viral pathogens are spread by close contact with body fluids and blood.
>> it is never airborne, and in these containers they're traveling from liberia to the united states in, which was designed by the centers for disease control, was constructed and designed for communicable diseases that were airborne. so the containment should be quite height. >> we wish them well. john roberts, live from atlanta. thank you. continue coverage. coming up, doctor and a member of a cdc advisory committee will join us, a top expert on infect shove diseases. why the think it's very important to bring the sick americans back to the united states and why this disease is so difficult to fight. (vo) rush hour around here starts at 6:30 a.m. - on the nose. but for me, it starts with the opening bell.
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more now on the plans we told you about to fly two americans carrying the deadly ebola virus to the united states. doctors expect both patients to arrive here within days. let's bring in the president of the national foundation for infectious diseases and a member of the aacdc advisory committee. doctor, is this a good idea to bring them here? >> absolutely. these people are very, very selfless, now ill, deserve the very best care we can provide, and bringing. the over to this wonderful unit at emory, they're sure to get good care and it will be done safely there is no risk to the general population. >> but people say, look, these are two medical professionals who knew the risks, took all the precautions in the world while they were treating, very
selflessly, treating patients in africa, and yet they came down with the disease. what's to say that couldn't happen in the u.s.? >> listen, all things could happen but this is a very, very uncommon event, and here in the united states, we have equipment and facilities and training that are vastly better than africa. so this kind of eventtc] worker, is much less likely too happen here than there. >> what happens with this disease? what does do it to the body in why is so it hard to stop? >> well, once it does get into the body and it requires very close intimate contact to acquire this infection. once it gets into the body it spreads throughout the body and causes a whole series of organ dysfunctions. you start with an influenza illness, headachy, feverish,
chills, lose your appetite, and then it can involve dysfunction of your heart, kidneys, liver. that's why we need all those specialists here in order to monitor these patients, and to respond to changes. >> dr. william schaffner, thank you. we'll be right back. try alka seltzer reliefchews. they work just as fast and are proven to taste better than tums smoothies assorted fruit. mmm. amazing. yeah, i get that a lot. alka seltzer heartburn reliefchews. enjoy the relief.
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