"I'd be the first one to say close the borders if it worked. . . . The chance
of protecting people from leaving is greater with an open system. The more
transparent you make it, the better you can control it."
“It's clear that what the NSABB was, and what it may be will be very different. The billion-dollar question is whether science, the government and most of all, citizens, will be lesser served. I'm afraid so.”
"One of the problems we have with a MERS-like illness is that it also is very similar to a lot of early-onset illnesses from other respiratory pathogens. So you might very well think of it as influenza or some other respiratory pathogen."