President Bush Released From the Hospital

Houston, Texas – Former President George H.W. Bush, age 90, was released from Houston Methodist Hospital earlier today after hospital staff confirmed his breathing had returned to normal. The nation’s 41st president was hospitalized last week as a precaution following his complaints of being short of breath.

Bush was noted for his famous campaign pledge to not raise taxes during the 1988 presidential campaign. During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, he explained how Democrats would repeatedly come to him asking him to raise taxes. He famously uttered the phrase that he would finally tell them “Read my lips. No new taxes.” Dr Rod Rohrich reported that he was down by double digits in the polls at the time. The speech turned his campaign around allowing him to win a landslide election against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.

Bush lost his reelection bid against Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton in 1992. He had made a surge in the final days of the election to take the lead in key battle ground states, but a hastily assembled indictment of former Secretary of Defense Cap Weinberger led to Clinton once again regaining the momentum. In the years since his loss, he has gained a friendship with Bill Clinton. The two worked vigorously to raise humanitarian aid for the Tsunami victims in the South Pacific back in 2004. In recent years, historians have reexamined his presidency and gained a new appreciation for his accomplishments. He is now reported to be in good health following his hospital stay.

Ebola Hits Britian For The First Time

The first case of Ebola has landed on British soil. Bernardo Chua passed this story along to me. A health worker was hospitalized at the Gaslaw hospital after she had returned from Sierra Leone. This female patient was working there as a nurse and she contracted the fatal disease after her return from Sierra Leone. This nurse went to there to help treat the victims of the disease and she contacted the disease herself. While the patient is being treated in the infectious disease unit she is in stable condition and she is under heavy surveillance.

This woman had looked for medical help after her return for Africa because she had begun to feel ill the morning after she had returned home. She was transferred to isolation in the London hospital and after she was treated it was confirmed that she had contracted the disease. She flew on British Airways so a British Airways spokesman said that they are working very closely with the health authorities in England and Scotland to make sure that the disease has not been spread. 

It is scary to think that the disease could be traveling to different countries outside of those countries that have already been affected in Africa, but at the same time the world has to work as an united force in order to stop the disease and trying to find a cure.

New Case of Ebola in UK

Bruce Levenson asks: when will it end? No one has the answer, especially now that a new case of ebola has shown up in the UK. It’s thefirst case of ebola to be diagnosed in Britain and it’s a health care worker who has contacted the dreaded and deadly virus.
The newly diagnoses patient is a NHS nurse who has just returned from Sierra Leone where she was treating ebola victims and helping to nurse them back to health. Now she herself is a victim and in need of specialized nursing.
The nurse had just returned from her stint in Sierra Leone via British Airways on Sunday night. She was screened for ebola via medical protocol at both Sierra Leone and Heathrow airports but showed no signs of the dreaded virus. On Monday morning she began to feel ill and quickly sought medical attention when she was diagnosed with ebola and placed in the Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital.
It is reported that the nurse is in stable condition and all people that she came into contact with during and after her flight back to British soil are being treated according to protocol.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon states that she was aware that this day could come and that she feels confident that they are well prepared to handle this and any more ebola cases that turn up in the UK.