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Rand Paul: Ebola is not like AIDS
00:28 - Source: CNN

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Rand Paul said in an interview with CNN that Ebola is "not like AIDS."

He criticized the Obama administration for "downplaying" the disease's significance.

Concord, New Hampshire CNN  — 

Sen. Rand Paul said Ebola is “not like AIDS,” offering what he says is a stark contrast from the White House’s message on the disease.

“[The Obama administration] has downplayed how transmissible it is,” Paul said in an interview with CNN on Thursday morning. “They say it’s the exchange of bodily of fluids. Which makes people think, ‘Oh, it’s like AIDS. It’s very difficult to catch.’”

“If someone has Ebola at a cocktail party they’re contagious and you can catch it from them,” Paul continued. “[The administration] should be honest about that.”

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