During the controversial Gaza War, the Federal Aviation Agency ordered U.S. airlines to suspend flights to Ben Gurion Airport, the best-protected airport in the world, because of a rocket that exploded nearby. Hamas claimed the strategy of targeting Israeli civilian centers a psychological victory.
The FAA has not shut down flights to and from African countries in which Ebola has reached pandemic status. Does a deadly virus or a stray rocket pose a greater danger to the American public? No one quite knows how to deal with the deadly threat of the Ebola virus. Unlike many European countries, the United States still allows foreign nationals from countries with pandemics of Ebola to enter the country freely.