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October 29th, 2014
05:54 PM ET

Obama hits governors for 'hiding under the covers' from Ebola

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama took more thinly-veiled shots at governors like New Jersey's Chris Christie on Wednesday, saying the mandatory quarantine policies some states have imposed amount to "hiding under the covers" from Ebola.

After visiting a group of health care workers who'd recently returned from the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa - some still within the virus's 21-day incubation period, but showing no symptoms - Obama said policies like states requiring three-week quarantines of doctors and nurses who treated Ebola patients could harm U.S. efforts to stop its spread.

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