With no new Ebola cases in five days, authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system. The fiancee of a Liberian man who died of Ebola earlier this month in Dallas, Texas was among nearly 50 people who emerged from three weeks of quarantine without any signs of illness from exposure to the virus that has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the beginning of this year. About 100 more people, most of them health care workers, are being tracked in Texas after coming in contact with the first patient diagnosed in the United States in late September.
Why didn't the government reveal their existence? Perhaps because in some cases the U.S. played a role in designing or creating the weapons in the first place.
In little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the floodgates have opened for Gulf offshore hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").
A young Republican explains why a growing number of conservatives are rejecting the typical social conservative agenda: It's not about politics; it's all about liberty.
National Public Radio is reporting the great success of Firestone Tire Company in stopping the spread of the Ebola virus among its 80,000 workers on its gigantic rubber plantation in Liberia. How? By rigorously implementing basic public health measures: (1) isolating infected patients, (2) quarantining the people with whom infected patients have had contact; and (3) protecting health care workers from infection.