News Outlets Report On Obama Administration’s Management Of Ebola Response Ahead Of Midterm Elections
News outlets report on the Obama administration’s efforts to manage the response to Ebola in the U.S. and West Africa ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Foreign Policy: Obama Tries Tamping Ebola Unrest Week Ahead of Election Day
“With the U.S. response to Ebola at home and abroad under attack on the campaign trail, President Barack Obama took his case that his administration is acting decisively and responsibly in addressing the epidemic to the public on Tuesday…” (Francis, 10/28).
The Hill: White House on back foot on Ebola
“The Obama administration is struggling to explain why it has different policies for troops and civilian health care workers responding to Ebola in West Africa. Troops returning from Ebola response efforts in West Africa are now subject to a mandatory 21-day quarantine-like policy. Civilian medical workers are not. … Republicans have seized on the differences as another illustration of policy mismanagement ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections…” (Wong, 10/29).
Wall Street Journal: Obama Urges U.S. Leadership to Stem Ebola Outbreak
“The White House has ramped up its Ebola response in recent days, rolling out new federal guidelines for monitoring at-risk travelers, naming a czar to coordinate efforts and reassuring a nervous public. Despite these steps on Ebola policy, the Obama administration is still struggling to control the nation’s response to the deadly virus less than a week before Tuesday’s midterm elections…” (Nelson, 10/29).