CBS: 'White House Pushed Hard' To Stop Ebola Quarantines

October 27, 2014

State and federal officials continue to spar over how travelers coming from Ebola-stricken countries should be treated.

Both New York and New Jersey have implemented Ebola quarantine procedures in response to the epidemic, but the White House has shunned these efforts.

On CBS This Morning, host Norah O’Donnell spoke about a 5-year-old boy with a fever who was sent to New York’s Bellevue Hospital yesterday after returning from a trip to Guinea.

Despite such news, O’Donnell said White House officials are still "trying to roll back the new Ebola rules."

"Over the weekend, the White House pushed hard against New York and New Jersey and other states to drop the quarantine," CBS correspondent Bill Plante reported Monday.

White House officials are expected to release new Ebola guidelines later this week. Plante said they are maintaining that "the quarantine is not grounded in science."