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.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."