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Obama says he might consider appointing 'czar' to oversee Ebola fight
Obama says he might consider appointing 'czar' to oversee Ebola fight

President Obama said Thursday evening that he may consider imposing a ban on travel to Ebola outbreak areas and appointing an Ebola “czar,” but that for now he is focused on screening travelers for the disease. Obama said he is worried a travel ban may encourage sick people to hide their illness, resulting in “more cases rather than less.” Still, Obama said he might consider it "if experts recommend it.” And after the initial flurry of effort to contain Ebola has passed, Obama said, he also may think about naming one person to run the operation, rather than continuing to rely on the agency leaders and top advisors who are overseeing aspects of it. ...

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