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Ebola Ron Klain

Report: Appointed to clarify chain of command

17 Oct, 2014

CBS reports that Klain is appointed partly in response to confusion over who is in charge of the anti-Ebola effort. In a segment of a White House press question-and-answer a reporter asks Earnest:

[You are] reluctant to say who’s in charge of the federal response to Ebola

It interviews medical expert Dr. David Agus who says while states are in charge of their own medical response, the federal government needs to coordinate the approach:

We’re getting such mixed messages

President Obama appoints Ron Klain as Ebola "czar"