"Tedros is an excellent choice to lead WHO," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, an ex-director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "He succeeded in Ethiopia, making remarkable health progress by rapidly reforming a sclerotic bureaucracy and implementing effective community-based services."
On Oct. 5, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, said: "The bottom line here is we know how to stop it. It's not going to spread widely in the U.S. for two basic reasons. We can do infection control in hospitals, and we can do public health interventions that can stop it in its tracks."