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
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
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?
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.