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Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

Oct 11, 2014

Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Officials acknowledge they need to do more. Reuters checks with health departments in six states and cities that have large West African communities, Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Minnesota, New Jersey, Maryland and Rhode Island, show that they are scrambling to adapt those generic plans to Ebola #facebook #United States #India #Pakistan #Latin America #Emergency #Mexico #Dallas #opinion
UN committee approves $49.9 mn funding for Ebola response

Oct 08, 2014

UN committee approves $49.9 mn funding for Ebola response

A UN committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues has approved a $49.9 million funding for the world body's large-scale response to tackle the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. #World #United Nations #Ban Ki-moon #Healthcare #Ebola #UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response
Ebola vaccine could be ready by the end of this year UN

Sep 20, 2014

Ebola vaccine could be ready by the end of this year UN

Liberia along with Guinea and Sierra Leone are the countries that have been hardest hit by the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Health #Liberia #Congo #Sierra Leone #Ebola #Disease #Ebola outbreak #UNDAC team #UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response
Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines, moves toward China

Sep 15, 2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi blows out of Philippines, moves toward China

A fast-moving typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend. #China #Asia #Weather #Philippines #Typhoon #red alert #emergency alert #Typhoon Kalmaegi
China issues emergency alert for typhoon

Sep 15, 2014

China issues emergency alert for typhoon

China Monday issued an emergency alert for typhoon Kalmaegi. The alert was orange colour coded which stands for the second most severe according to China's weather warning system, Xinhua reported. #China #Asia #Weather #Typhoon #red alert #emergency alert

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QE can't be stopped even if it makes no sense to continue it

Nov 27, 2013

QE can't be stopped even if it makes no sense to continue it

Tapering would lead to a large influx of dollars into the US from the emerging markets, leading to price inflation. #Economy #Dollar #Emerging markets #US Federal Reserve #LetterstoFP #Quantitative easing
Now is the best time to be a young Indian cricketer

Sep 04, 2013

Now is the best time to be a young Indian cricketer

It certainly does appear that the National selection committee has a wide range to choose from, if need be, given the Indian Boards recent focus on A tours. #Cricket #InMyOpinion #New Zealand #India 'A' #Unmukt Chand #Vijay Zol #India U-23 #ACC Emerging Teams Cup