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
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.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?