Madam Secretary Season 5 Episode 17: "The Common Defense" Quotes
People want to see the face of disease as a desperate refugee rather than a privileged Australian tourist.Blake
That is the thing about democracy. People are free to consume as much misinformation as they want.Dalton
Politics is the art of the possible. We're moving into much deeper waters here.Russell
I want to help you. I also want to stay in office.Australian Prime Minister
Matt: Hard to know what's worse: the measles or the xenophobia.
Doctor: Mom is all clear, but Joanna tested positive for the measles virus.
Daisy: No, that's impossible. She had the vaccine.
Doctor: The vaccine protects 93% of people. That's why we give the booster at age 4. Because she is contagious, we're going to move both of you to a quarantined location.
Daisy: But she's going to be okay, isn't she?
Doctor: We'll do everything we can to get her through it, but she's going to be very sick within the next few days.
Dalton: Measles was eradicated in the US. How did we get back here?
Woman: Because measles is awesome...at being a virus. It is not as sexy as Ebola but the virus can stay in the air for 12 to 18 hours after the infected person has left the room. That's why vaccine resistance is so serious.
This is a humanitarian crisis because the world is changing and we need to figure out how to change with it.Jay
Jay: The United States is willing to take its share of climate migrants.
Diplomat: We're all eager to hear your version of taking your share.
Elizabeth: Okay. Disengaging in 3...2...1.
Henry: Whoa. The countdown. I haven't heard that since Jason went to summer camp.
I work for the Secretary of State and I understand CDC protocols, but I'd really like to get to work.Daisy