FROM Ford Vox
Ebola’s Breakdown Today, health officials in Texas identified the 10 people most at risk of contracting Ebola from an infected African man in a Dallas hospital. The man, Thomas Duncan, wasn’t diagnosed until several days after he started showing symptoms -- even though he’d visited an emergency room and told a nurse there he’d been in West Africa. We look at the communication breakdown at the Texas hospital.
CDC Missteps The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has activated its highest alert level in response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa and is sending more staff and disease specialists to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Guinea. Here in the U.S., some people are criticizing the CDC for helping bring two American Ebola patients back stateside. The danger posed by the two patients may be overblown, but Dr. Ford Vox argues the CDC could have handled the situation better.
Amazon Drugs Antibiotics, muscle relaxers and steroids usually require a doctor’s prescription. But now it looks like you can get them with an Amazon Prime account. Our guest recently discovered a trove of prescription drugs on Amazon -- all available without a prescription.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.