Obama Chooses Ebola Czar

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President Obama has appointed Ron Klain, an American lawyer, as the new Ebola Czar, on Friday, October 17, to coordinate all efforts in the U.S. to fight the spread of the disease, according to cnn.com

A czar, or tsar, is a person appointed by government to advise on and coordinate policy in a particular area. This means that Obama has officially chosen Ron Klain to be the coordinator of all things having to do with Ebola in the United States.

“It may make sense for us to have one person … so that after this initial surge of activity, we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we’re crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s going forward,” Obama said, reported cnn.com.

In the few days Ron Klain has been the Ebola czar, he has received lots of criticism. This is because he does not  have a background in healthcare, but he does have a background in domestic and foreign policy assignments, reported cnn.com and cbsnews.com.

“You don’t need to be a health care person, you need to be somebody who’s a good organizer. And his experience is extraordinary,” Fauci said on “Face the Nation,” reported cbsnews.com

There were many different opinions about Obama’s choice for having Ron  Klain as the ebola czar. “We don’t need another so-called ‘czar’; we need presidential leadership. This is a public health crisis, and the answer isn’t another White House political operative,” Sen. Ted Cruz said in a statement.