U.S. Military Brings Unique Capabilities To Ebola Response, Expert Says
CBC News: Ebola outbreak: Why the U.S. is taking the lead
“…While the U.S. government will now take the lead in the Ebola battle, Obama asked the military to coordinate that effort. ‘The U.S. military is really the only organization, perhaps in the entire world, that could provide the support and the resources at the pace necessary to fully respond to the growing outbreak of Ebola,’ [Josh Michaud, associate director for global health policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation,] says. … He says, ‘This is a moment when the tables could be turned on Ebola.’ And not solely because of the U.S. effort. In the past week, Canada, China, Cuba, France, and the U.K. were among the countries announcing additional commitments to West Africa, as did foundations and charitable organizations, including $50 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, its largest donation to a single outbreak…” (Schwartz, 9/17).