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
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
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?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.