Ebola sparks political battle over research funding エボラ拡大で研究所予算めぐり政治論争
Ebola sparks political battle over research funding
The Ebola finger-pointing kicked into a higher gear Monday as politicians in Washington blamed each other for cutting research funding, even as the federal government’s top disease chief apologized for suggesting workers at a Dallas hospital failed to follow protocols, leading to this weekend’s first U.S.-contracted case of the deadly virus.
Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters that the diagnosis of the nurse – identified by local news reports as 26-year-old Nina Pham – shouldn’t be an occasion for placing blame. Instead, he said, it should force health officials to rethink and redouble their preventive efforts, because something went wrong.