U.S. Ramps Up Ebola Response
Former UN chief Kofi Annan is “bitterly disappointed” by the world’s response to Ebola, insisting that wealthy countries should have moved faster. The virus has claimed over 4,500 lives in West Africa and, this week, infected a second Texas health care worker. President Obama has appointed Ron Klain — former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Biden and Gore — as his “Ebola czar.” The president continues to resist Republican calls for a West African travel ban but says he has no “philosophical objection” to one.