New for August 16th I will try to keep new information and updates in the same post for a while until I have a chance to do a comprehensive re-overview of everything. The 16 August update from WHO indicates a large uptick in the daily number of cases. Over the two days of the most recent reporting period an average of 76 cases per day have been identified as confirmed, probable, or suspect, with a total of 76 deaths over that period of time. Good news is that the situation in Nigeria doesn't seem to be developing. There were no new cases over the this reporting period, and one death. The last new cases in Nigeria were reported on August 6th for the period between August 2 and august 4. So over ten days without a new case in Nigeria probably means that the "outbreak" is burned out. Meanwhile, there is another suspected/possible case in another country. This has happened a number of times, where a suspected Ebola case is identified. Hong Kong, the Philippines, the US, etc. have … [Read more...] about #Ebola UPDATE-Rate Of New Cases Rises, Note to Laurie Garrett, is there a case in South Africa?
Updated 10:20 am PDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 This combination photo shows John Lithgow at the world premiere of "The Accountant" in Los Angeles on Oct. 10, 2016, left, and Laurie Metcalf at the Tony Awards in New York on June 10, 2018. Metcalf and Lithgow are poised to star as Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton in a new Broadway play. “Hillary and Clinton,” by Lucas Hnath, the author of “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” is slated to open on Broadway in April 2019. less This combination photo shows John Lithgow at the world premiere of "The Accountant" in Los Angeles on Oct. 10, 2016, left, and Laurie Metcalf at the Tony Awards in New York on June 10, 2018. Metcalf and Lithgow ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 This combination photo shows … [Read more...] about Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow to play Bill, Hillary Clinton
The now-defunct "Roseanne" reboot has received one 2018 Emmy nomination, for one actress: No, not that one. Laurie Metcalf. The 63-year-old actress, who reprised her role as Roseanne Connor's sister Jackie, was nominated Thursday for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on the recent first, and last, season of the rebooted series. Metcalf's nomination comes just a month and a half after ABC canceled plans to produce a second season and cut off ties with main star Roseanne Barr after she posted an offensive tweet deemed to be racist. This marks the 11th Emmy nomination for Metcalf, who previously won three for her role on the original "Roseanne" sitcom in the '90s. This year she is competing against actresses Megan Mullaly ("Will & Grace"), Zazie Beetz ("Atlanta"), Alex Borstein ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"), Betty Gilpin ("GLOW"), and "Saturday Night Live" stars Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Top Celeb Photos: ‘The Rock’ … [Read more...] about Laurie Metcalf Is the Only ‘Roseanne’ Cast Member to Earn a 2018 Emmy Nod
Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez has had quite a year. During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, she medaled twice, winning gold in the team event and silver on the balance beam. She went on to publish a book about her life called "I Got This: To Gold and Beyond," which became a New York Times best-seller. And as if that weren't enough, Hernandez competed in – and won – season 23 of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and just this month guest-starred in Disney Channel's "Stuck in the Middle." But tragedy struck in November 2016 when her grandmother, Brunilda Hernandez, lost a battle to both cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Now, Hernandez is partnering with the Alzheimer's Association for Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month to share her story and help bring attention to the memory-robbing disease that affects an estimated 5.5 million Americans. CBS News spoke to Hernandez to talk about her relationship with her grandmother, the impact of Alzheimer's on her … [Read more...] about Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez on her grandmother’s battle with Alzheimer’s
http://www.humanosphere.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Laurie-Garrett_mixdown2.mp3 The 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva just elected a new director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday. But underfunded and over strapped, what does the road ahead look like for the WHO? Laurie Garrett To answer that question for us in today’s Humanosphere podcast, we caught up with Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. Garrett is also an award-winning journalist – Pulitzer, Peabody and Polk! – and the author of two best-selling books, The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. Garrett is currently in Geneva where she just witnessed an election that she described as “unprecedented in every single way.” But first we start with the basics: What is the WHO? Why do we need it? And what does … [Read more...] about A conversation with Laurie Garrett about the road ahead for the WHO