Sorcha Faal (David Booth)
The Russia Chairperson of the Health Working Group is Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova, while her American counterpart was Admiral-Doctor Nicole Lurie of the United States Commissioned Corp of the US Public Health Service (USCCPHS), until her dismissal from this posting by Obama on 11 September when he announced new sanctions on Russia.
Important to note about Admiral-Doctor Nicole Lurie, this report states, is her position as leading the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) that was created by the 2006 US law called the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) [Public Law No. 109-417] which makes her the United States top official during times of disease outbreaks or other such emergencies.
Without “logical explanation”, however, this report notes, Obama not only “sidelined” Admiral-Doctor Nicole Lurie from performing her legal duties during this current ebola virus outbreak, along with the nearly 7,000 other Commissioned Officers under her command, including 840 of them at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but appointed Ronald A. “Ron” Klain to replace her.