Scott Garrett has a midevil mindset about disease

I was just reading Scott Garrett's email to scottg on the hechtmail email service. His attempts to shut down flights to and from West Africa reminded me of this Poe story, "The Masque of the Red Death".

For those that haven't read the SHORT story, it is an attempt to keep all the sick out. It didn't work. Neither will trying to quarantine half a continent.