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Medicine / Ebola Virus #1081223

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 27, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Studio: Kate Snow) The debate over Ebola quarantines reviewed; details given about the release of nurse Kaci Hickox† from mandatory quarantine after she returned from Sierra Leone and about the CDC’s new guidelines; map shown of states with quarantine provisions. [Voice of HICKOX – says this is unacceptable.] [New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE – defends the quarantine.] [National Institutes of Health Dr. Anthony FAUCI†- comments on the different risk categories.] [Vocal-NY Jennifer FLYNN†- notes fear of quarantine will make people less likely to report.] The negative test result for a 5-year-old boy noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Freetown, Sierra Leone: Chris Jansing) US Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power’s trip to the Ebola zone in Sierra Leone reviewed; scenes shown of Power in Freetown. [POWER – says the last thing we want is to stigmatize people who are doing God’s work here.] [US Freetown Embassy deputy chief of mission Kathleen FITZGIBBON†- says people who do want to go home will feel not welcome in their own country.]

Williams, Brian;
Snow, Kate;
Jansing, Chris

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