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Nations In Americas Agree To Coordinate Ebola Responses

Associated Press: Nations in Americas join in battle against Ebola “Representatives of countries from around the Americas, including the United States, have agreed to work together in their response to Ebola, adopting similar procedures in such things as the establishment of epidemiological monitoring centers and coordinating the transport of biological…

HHS, Homeland Security Heads To Testify On Ebola At Senate Appropriations Hearing

The Hill: HHS, DHS chiefs to testify on Ebola funding “Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson are among the witnesses expected to testify on the government’s response to Ebola at an upcoming Senate Appropriations Committee hearing…” (Shabad, 10/30).

Opinion Pieces Touch On Issues Related To Ebola Epidemic

The following opinion pieces discuss issues related to the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Washington Post: A global attention on disease gives Bill Gates his moment Michael Gerson, opinion writer “…In a tragic, unsought sense, this is [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill] Gates’s moment. The focus of his life –…

GHTC Explores How Upcoming Election Could Impact Global Health R&D

Global Health Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: How the upcoming election could impact global health R&D Jenny Howell, GHTC’s senior policy and advocacy associate, discusses “what the outcomes of next week’s election could mean for global health research and development (R&D)” (10/30).

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ebola Epidemic

The following editorials and opinion pieces discuss various aspects of the Ebola epidemic and responses to mitigate the virus’s spread. Nature: Call to action Editorial Board “Science has so far taken a back seat as the Ebola outbreak has continued to spread. Research has deferred to the need to gear…

Debate Continues Over Quarantining U.S. Ebola Workers When They Return Home

News outlets report on the ongoing debate over quarantining U.S. health workers, troops, and others who have worked in West African nations affected by Ebola when they return home. NBC News: Dozens Of Volunteers Have Come Back Safe From Ebola Hot Zone “Close to 50 volunteers have come back safe…

Ebola Could Overwhelm U.S. Health System, AP Review Says

Associated Press: AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters U.S., we are not ready “The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of…