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Medicine / Ebola Virus / Pham, Vinson #1079934

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 17, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) President Obama’s appointment of Ron Klain†† as Ebola Czar reported.

(Dallas: Kate Snow) The Ebola crisis updated; details given about the agreement that health care workers who treated Thomas Duncan are being asked to sign and efforts to identify people who flew with nurse Amber Vinson; video of nurse Nina Pham shown; scenes shown of a show of support for Vinson & Pham. [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST – comments on the Klain appointment.] [Texas Governor Rick PERRY – calls for restrictions on air travel.] [Texas Health Resources Dr. Daniel VARGA††- comments on mistakes made by the Dallas hospital.] [National Institutes for Health Dr. Anthony FAUCI†- comments on Pham.]

(Studio: Brian Williams; Washington: Chuck Todd) The views of Republicans and Democrats on Klain’s appointment discussed.

(Dulles International Airport: Tom Costello) The spreading panic over Ebola featured; 911 call from a Fort Worth man played; scenes shown of a bus in Washington, DC that was quarantined; examples of Ebola concerns cited. [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. William SCHAFFNER†- says he would be comfortable if he sat next to Vinson.] [Several OFFICIALS – say “abundance of caution.”] [Infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh ADALJA†- says the general public need not panic.]

Williams, Brian;
Snow, Kate;
Todd, Chuck;
Costello, Tom

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