"This is potentially revolutionary work. We're a long way from changing our current policies, but this could really help. It also raises questions about how often do we need to be vaccinated if we can use this back-boost?"
"We need a lot more information about the virology, the clinical presentation and the epidemiology of this virus [Ebola]. Nobody underestimates the difficulty of doing that research in these settings, but it is really important to get this information."
"These are a major step forward in protecting workers from Ebola virus infection . . . but the recommendations just by themselves do not make for a safer work environment. . . . Training is critical. We need to train people how to use PPE safely and effectively."
"The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could become an inflection point for fundamental reform of the WHO and usher in an era of direct United Nations engagement in health threats that could potentially destabilize nations and regions."
"The key piece here is early recognition of an infection. Will people make the connection between travel to West Africa and the possibility the illness the patient is being seen for is due to the Ebola virus?"
"The only guaranteed solution to ending this Ebola crisis is to develop, manufacture, and deliver an effective Ebola vaccine, potentially to most of the people in West Africa . . . and it is still a long way off."
"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."