Obama Reviews Domestic, International Ebola Efforts In Discussions With Administration Officials, World Leaders
News outlets report on a meeting among U.S. President Barack Obama and high-ranking administration officials and his discussions with world leaders regarding the Ebola epidemic in the U.S. and abroad.
Associated Press: Obama reviews foreign, domestic response to Ebola
“President Barack Obama urged his top national security and public health officials on Monday to incorporate lessons from the most recent Texas Ebola infection into the U.S.’s response plans to the deadly virus. He also called on the international community to deliver assistance more quickly to the countries of West Africa that are struggling against the disease…” (Kuhnhenn, 10/13).
The Hill: Obama meets officials on Ebola response
“…The attendees at the meeting included Sylvia Burwell, the secretary of the Health and Human Services Department; Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, and Lisa Monaco, the assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), participated via telephone…” (Sink, 10/13).
Reuters: Obama urges more action to fight Ebola crisis
“President Barack Obama spoke to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday and agreed the international community had to step up its effort to ‘decisively address the Ebola crisis,’ the White House said. Obama also spoke to French President Francois Hollande and agreed more had to be done to establish treatment facilities in the African nations affected by the outbreak…” (Mason/Holland, 10/13).