Too little, too late

Now that Ebola has arrived and killed people in the USA and Spain, the Obama administration belatedly attempts to look like it is doing something:

Federal health officials will require temperature checks for the first time at five major American airports for people arriving from the three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus. However, health experts said the measures were more likely to calm a worried public than to prevent many people with Ebola from entering the country. Still, they constitute the first large-scale attempt to improve security at American ports of entry since the virus arrived on American soil last month.

The thing is, if you don’t want people to panic, you should not lie to them and tell them they are safe when they are not.