In January 2016, Maclean’s magazine featured an article on the rolling back of the controversial Tory freeze on visa processing for residents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Dr. Annalee Yassi was interviewed and quoted in the article. She says ending the freeze is absolutely the right move. “There is no justification whatsoever to deny visas to people who are from those countries. It’s counter-productive and has no particular value to Canada,” she said. “Even if Canada wanted to be extremely cautious, officials could ask someone arriving from one of those countries to monitor their temperature for 21 days, but there’s no science-based reason for a full ban”.
Read the full article here: http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/opening-the-door-to-ebola-hit-countries/