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.
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
States allowed to strip federal funds from abortion clinics President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.