CNN, the New York Times, and others are reporting the imminent announcement of a White House “Ebola Czar”. The man-of-the-hour is Ron Klain. The former chief-of-staff to Vice President Biden (and Vice President Gore) has been in the private sector since January 2011.
The appointment responds to a burgeoning cry of “who’s in charge?” from the news media and others.
It’s a very primitive question, not well-suited to an infectious disease emerging into a highly-networked global system. Mr. Klain will, I perceive, actually be part of a troika involving Lisa Monaco and Susan Rice. He is very experienced riding the back of both the “interagency” and the media. Despite rough rides in the past, the tigers have not yet eaten him up.
Hold on and best wishes.