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Obama To Appoint Former VP Chief Of Staff Ron Klain As ‘Ebola Czar’

News outlets report on the announcement this morning from the White House that U.S. President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain as the new Ebola response coordinator. CNN: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar “President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his ‘Ebola czar,’ knowledgeable sources tell CNN.…

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Blog, Other Posts Address Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following posts address various aspects of the Ebola epidemic. American Civil Liberties Union’s “Free Future”: Treat Ebola as a Public Health Issue, Not a National Security Matter (Stanley, 10/15). Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal, Newborn and Child Mortality in Africa’s “Updates”: Peter Piot on Ebola and Maternal Mortality…

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Obama Approves National Guard Use For West African Ebola Efforts, Continues Talks With Leaders

News outlets report on U.S. President Barack Obama’s actions and comments on the Ebola epidemic over recent days. Obama on Thursday authorized the use of the National Guard to respond to Ebola in West Africa; said travel bans are not the best option for Ebola containment at this time; and…

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CDC Director Defends U.S. Response To Domestic Ebola Cases; Some Lawmakers Call For Travel Bans At House Hearing

News outlets report on a U.S. House hearing examining the federal response to Ebola cases in the U.S., including calls from some lawmakers to enact travel bans for people from West Africa. The Hill: CDC under fire for Ebola missteps “Lawmakers in both parties are questioning the competence of the…

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House Minority Leader Pelosi Calls For ‘Immediate’ Appropriations Hearing To Discuss Ebola Funding

The Hill: Pelosi demands hearing on Ebola funding “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling for appropriators to ‘return to Washington immediately’ to approve additional funding for the Ebola response. Pelosi said the House Appropriations Committee must quickly ‘convene hearings to discuss and debate the issue of funding levels’…

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Polls Examine Americans’ Views, Knowledge Of Ebola

News outlets report on findings from a new poll on Americans’ views on Ebola conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, as well as another poll conducted by Harvard University. The Hill: Poll: Most Americans confident in CDC to handle Ebola “The majority of Americans have confidence in the Centers for…

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CDC’s MMWR Examines Ebola ‘Incident Management System’ In Liberia

CDC’s MMWR: Developing an Incident Management System to Support Ebola Response — Liberia, July-August 2014 In its latest edition of the MMWR, the CDC examines the joint Ebola-related efforts of the CDC and the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) “in instituting incident management system (IMS) principles to…

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NPR Interviews USAID’s Shah On U.S. Ebola Efforts In West Africa

NPR: USAID Head Speaks Of Heroic Efforts — And Heroes — In West Africa “More than 300 beds in a matter of weeks. That’s the plan for construction of the ‘world’s largest Ebola treatment unit’ in Liberia, says Rajiv Shah, head of USAID, the U.S. Agency for International Development. It’s…

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News Outlets Report On U.S., Local Ebola Efforts In Liberia

News outlets report on Ebola efforts in Liberia, including the role of U.S. personnel in building and staffing health care facilities, as well as a local politician providing ambulances. The Hill: U.S. personnel will staff Liberian Ebola hospital “The commander in charge of the U.S. response to Ebola in Africa…

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E.U. Strengthens Measures To Prevent Ebola’s Spread In Europe; Germany Increases Funding For West Africa

News outlets report on actions taken by European entities to prevent the spread of Ebola within Europe, as well as address the epidemic in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: E.U. may boost exit screening in Ebola-hit states “European health ministers agreed Thursday to launch an immediate review of the screening of…

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