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Gov. Leavitt provided a guest commentary regarding the impact of Ebola on hospitals in Modern Healthcare. In the piece, Gov. Leavitt uses the recent experience of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas as a case study for what hospitals can do to “inoculate themselves from a similar misfortune” and urges them to contemplate four critical categories of risk: reputational, staffing, clinical volume, and financial.
Gov. Leavitt spoke about the Ebola outbreak and mandatory quarantines on CNBC’s The Closing Bell. During the interview, Gov. Leavitt told CNBC that authorities should have every right to constrain anyone who violates quarantine, if it puts the public at risk.
Gov. Leavitt says the likelihood of Ebola returning to the U.S. “is high” and the government needs to keep its focus on Africa. Leavitt does say it’s “good news” that who were in contact with Thomas Duncan have not been infected but says that rapid response teams and emergency preparedness at a local level is vital.
Gov. Leavitt talked with Richard Lui about the problems he sees using a travel ban to contain Ebola. Leavitt was in charge of preparing for the bird flu pandemic under the Bush Administration.
Gov. Leavitt discussed the possibility of a travel ban to prevent the influx of Ebola into the United States.
Gov. Leavitt joined Craig Melvin to discuss the Ebola response in Texas and elsewhere, as well as the possibility of a travel ban to prevent the influx of Ebola into the United States.
This morning, Governor Leavitt appeared on Morning Joe to discuss the Ebola crisis. Gov. Leavitt commented on the proposed travel ban, vaccine development, and overall strategy for dealing with the crisis.
Gov. Leavitt, who served as Health and Human Services secretary during the George W. Bush administration, talked about the Obama administration’s response to Ebola in the United States, and detailed how federal agencies work with state and local counterparts.
Gov. Leavitt suggested that there is not a need for an Ebola czar if the current management structure is working in two recent articles: “As calls for Ebola “czar” grow, where’s the surgeon general?” (CBS News) and Does America Need an Ebola Czar?” (Bloomberg Politics).
Gov. Leavitt participated in an interview with Midpoint host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV on Tuesday, noting that pandemics such as the Ebola crisis “are a function of history,” but “happen infrequently enough that one generation tends to forget about it and inadequately prepares.”