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White House will name Ron Klain as ‘Ebola Czar’

The Obama administration will name Ron Klain as “Ebola Czar,” reports CNN. Klain, a former White House official and general counsel of Revolution, an investment group, will be responsible for coordinating the government’s response to Ebola within the US.

“It may be appropriate for me to appoint an additional person.”

Until now, CDC director Tom Frieden had largely been responsible for overseeing Ebola interventions in the US. But a series of blunders at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas — the hospital where Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US was being treated — prompted questions over Frieden’s abilities to direct Ebola interventions while keeping up with his other responsibilities.

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