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Trump Administration’s Decision To Reverse Rescission Of Emergency Ebola Funding Shows ‘Compromise’

The Hill: By reversing course on Ebola funding, Trump brings compromise
K. Riva Levinson, president and CEO of KRL International LLC

“…[T]his Ebola sequel, fortunately, does not have the predictable no-Washington-political-compromise ending. … [O]n June 5th, the White House reversed course, and restored the $252 million leftover [emergency Ebola] funding [that President Trump had requested be rescinded]. … There were many lessons learned from the initial mishandling of the deadly 2014 Ebola outbreak, among them, that the best offense in protecting U.S. and global health security is the rapid mobilization of resources to ground-zero. This requires early warning systems, standby assets and personnel, on-going technical assistance to source countries, and close international coordination. And there are some important take-aways four years later in the recovery of the 2018 Ebola contingency fund, including that institutions can self-correct, even if our politicians cannot” (6/11).

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