Jewish Journal

Jews at the helm of U.S. Ebola response

By Tom Tugend

1 hour ago

From left: Thomas (Tom) R. Frieden and Ronald (Ron) A. Klain

The United States’ two main point men in dealing with the Ebola crisis, Ronald (Ron) A. Klain and Thomas (Tom) R. Frieden, have some things in common.

Both are 53, high achievers and... read full article

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    Any mother, Jewish or otherwise, would kvell over the accomplishments of her three sons, although at the moment she might wish that the youngest one weren’t constantly in the news.
    That would be Thomas (Tom) R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and...

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