FROM Betsy McKay
Doctor Treated for Ebola Dies in Omaha The tenth Ebola patient to be treated here in the US has died at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Martin Salia was flown there after a medical evacuation from Freetown Sierra Leone. Dr. Dan Johnson of the Nebraska Medical Center says that Salia was critically ill when he arrived, suffering from respiratory and kidney failure. Betsy McKay is Atlanta Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal . She covers public health and global health issues.
World Health Organization Declares Swine Flu Pandemic Over More than a year ago, the World Health Organization sparked a flurry of vaccine production, travel restrictions and public health advisories when it declared that H1N1 flu was a worldwide pandemic . But only 19,000 have died, compared to the 500,000 killed during a typical flu season, and today H1N1 was downgraded . Was it a false alarm? Will that produce complacency in the future? Betsy McKay is Atlanta Bureau Chief covering public health for the Wall Street Journal
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Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?