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MSNBC Examines U.S. Ebola Coordinator Ron Klain’s Role

MSNBC: Here’s what Ebola czar Ron Klain has been up to “President Obama used his bully pulpit [last] week to hail the efforts of American health care workers fighting Ebola in West Africa. After the president left the podium Wednesday, the nitty-gritty policy discussions began in the White House, and…

WHO Updates Guidelines For Ebola Protective Equipment For Health Care Workers

Media sources report on the WHO’s announcement that it is updating its guidelines for Ebola protective equipment worn by health care workers. The Hill: WHO toughens standards for Ebola protective gear “Global health officials are raising their standards for protective gear worn by health care workers who treat Ebola amid…

Canada Suspends Visas For Residents, Nationals Of Ebola-Stricken West African Nations

News outlets report Canada is restricting visas for people from West African nations hit worst by the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Canada halts visas for residents of Ebola-hit nations “Canada on Friday announced it was suspending visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations in a bid to prevent the deadly…

Increasing Number of U.S. Republicans Favor Budget Flexibility For Ebola Emergency Funds

Reuters: Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans “Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans’ support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military. An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out in favor of Ebola ’emergency’ funds, which would be passed…

Singapore To Require Visas For Travelers From 3 West African Nations Worst Affected By Ebola

Agence France-Presse: Singapore requires visa for Ebola-hit African states “Citizens of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will need a visa to enter Singapore as part of measures against the spread of Ebola, the city-state’s health ministry said Monday. … Singapore’s health ministry said the visa requirement for citizens of the…

Ebola’s Spread Speeds Up In Sierra Leone, Report Says

News outlets report on the situation in Sierra Leone, where Ebola continues to spread. Agence France-Presse: Ebola rapidly advancing in rural Sierra Leone “Ebola is spreading up to nine times faster in parts of Sierra Leone than two months ago, a report by the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) said on…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

Huffington Post: It’s Young Girls and Women on the Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis Chernor Bah, global youth advocate Livemint: India’s vulnerability against Ebola Shyamal Banerjee, columnist New York Times: CDC Ebola Guidelines Aren’t Good Enough for Some States Philip Boffey, New York Times editorial writer The Hill: Is…

U.N.’s Ban Warns Against Quarantines For Ebola HCWs, While 75% Of Americans Support Such Policies

Reuters reports on several aspects of quarantine policies for Ebola workers, from comments by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to American opinion on the practice. Reuters: U.N.’s Ban warns against quarantining Ebola health workers “U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday against ‘unnecessarily’ strict restrictions on the movement of health workers…

World Bank Head Urges Asia To Send More HCWs To Africa

News outlets report on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim’s call for Asia to send more trained health workers to Ebola-affected West Africa. Agence France-Presse: World Bank chief urges Asian health help in Africa “World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Tuesday urged Asia to send trained health workers to Ebola-stricken…

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