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Australia To Raise $5 Billion By Privatizing Its Biggest Health Insurer – OpEd

Australia’s federal government is aiming to raise almost $5 billion by privatizing the country’s largest health insurer: Australia hopes to raise up to Aus$5.51 billion (US$4.82 billion) through the sale of the country’s largest health insurer in an initial public offering, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said Monday. Cormann said the sale would remove the current […]

Crowd in New York
Crowd in New York


Doctor In New York Tests Positive For Ebola – Preliminary Results

A healthcare worker who recently returned from Ebola-stricken Guinea where he treated patients has been rushed to a New York City hospital with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. Tests returned “preliminary positive results” for Ebola. Preliminary test results show that the patient is positive for the Ebola virus, the New York Times reports. The federal […]

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Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


The Criminal Side Of Ebola – OpEd

The Health Crisis is only one effect of the Ebola outbreak. Long term effects on the region’s ability to combat crime and provide safety and security for its citizens threaten to outlast the epidemic. International efforts to approach the outbreak should take an holistic approach at addressing the effect Ebola is having on organized crime […]

President Barack Obama convenes a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama convenes a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Getting A Grip On Ebola – OpEd

We have to get a grip. Ebola is not a crisis in the United States. One person has died and two people are infected with his body fluids. The real crisis is the hysteria over Ebola that’s being fed by media outlets seeking sensationalism and politicians posturing for the midterm elections. That hysteria is causing […]