September 11, 2019

Commentary: Ebola is raging again — and the U.S. is not ready

Panel Co-Chairs, Joe Lieberman and Tom Ridge in Chicago Tribune Op-Ed: “Five years ago, the Ebola virus broke through inadequate public health systems in West Africa and spread throughout the world. America was lucky. Only a few cases traveled here, but the U.S. government also did not respond as we had reason to expect. Despite assurances that our country would be able to handle such a serious disease, our public health agencies and health care institutions made some serious mistakes…that will have real human consequences the next time Ebola or another highly infectious disease — including a new highly pathogenic strain of influenza — reaches America.”