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Opinion Pieces, Editorials Discuss More Robust U.S. Ebola Response, DoD Involvement

The following opinion pieces and editorials discuss President Obama’s announcement of a more robust U.S. response to Ebola in West Africa, including the use of Department of Defense resources. Wall Street Journal: Calling in the Military to Fight Ebola Drew Altman, president and chief executive officer of the Kaiser Family…

U.S. Military Brings Unique Capabilities To Ebola Response, Expert Says

CBC News: Ebola outbreak: Why the U.S. is taking the lead “…While the U.S. government will now take the lead in the Ebola battle, Obama asked the military to coordinate that effort. ‘The U.S. military is really the only organization, perhaps in the entire world, that could provide the support…

Kaiser Family Foundation Updates Policy Tracker On U.S. Ebola Response

Kaiser Family Foundation: U.S. response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa — UPDATED The Kaiser Family Foundation updated its Policy Tracker to include announcements, statements, and actions by the U.S. government to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The updated entry includes links to a White House fact sheet,…

Obama Announces Expanded U.S. Response To Ebola, Urges World Leaders To Act

News outlets report on President Barack Obama’s announcement of an increased U.S. response to Ebola, during which he stated the outbreak poses a global security threat and urged world leaders to respond more rapidly. BBC News: Obama says Ebola outbreak a ‘global security threat’ “President Barack Obama has called the…

U.S. Leaders Hear Testimony On Ebola At Senate Hearing, Call For Action

News outlets report on a U.S. Senate hearing on Ebola, as well as comments made by members of Congress at a press conference. ABC News: Ebola Experts Testify Before Senate Panel ABC News presents a video report on recent announcements on Ebola, including the Senate hearing (Franzen/Travers, 9/16). ABC News:…

U.N. Estimates $1B Needed To Fight Ebola

News outlets report on the U.N. announcement that an estimated $1 billion is needed to sufficiently address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: Billion dollar Ebola fight seen as U.S. pledges 3,000 troops “Nearly one billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in West Africa,…

U.N. Security Council Expected To Adopt Resolution To Strengthen Global Ebola Response

News outlets report on the U.N. Security Council’s expected adoption of a resolution that would urge countries to expand their responses to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: U.N. Security Council to take action on Ebola “Describing the Ebola outbreak as a threat to world peace, the U.N.…

World Bank, Australia, Others Commit Resources To Curb Ebola Outbreak

Media sources highlight steps different nations and organizations are taking to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Agence France-Presse: World Bank okays $105 mn for Ebola fight in Africa “The World Bank approved a $105 million grant Tuesday to bolster the fight to contain the deadly Ebola virus…

Ebola Outbreak Overwhelms Liberia’s Health Facilities, Workers

News outlets report on Liberia’s efforts to treat Ebola patients, as health facilities and workers are overwhelmed by the number of infected people. Deutsche Welle: Liberia’s forgotten diseases “…Liberians are not only afraid of contracting Ebola, they are also scared of being wrongly diagnosed when they may in fact be…

Human Rights ‘Crucial Element’ In Controlling Ebola, HRW Says

VOA News: HRW: Ebola Outbreak Tests Human Rights “West African governments are being urged to ensure human rights are respected as they battle the ongoing Ebola outbreak. Human Rights Watch says the response to the crisis has been slowed by ignorance, fear, denial, and mistrust. Human Rights Watch says protecting…