There are only four U.S. hospitals ready to treat Ebola patients in specially equipped biocontainment units. Can those hospitals handle dozens of patients at one time? Drew Griffin has the latest.
What needs to be done to keep hospital staffs safe while treating Ebola patients? Dr. Joseph McCormick helped investigate the first Ebola outbreak in Central Africa when he worked at the CDC. He told Anderson the hospital staff's contact with Thomas Duncan had lots of flaws. Dr. McCormick details what he feels went wrong in Texas and how more rudimentary hospitals he worked at in Africa managed to prevent the spread of similar diseases.
Workers in hazmat suits carried barrels of potentially contaminated items out of Nina Pham's apartment. Tonight we are learning that the incinerated ashes of items exposed to Thomas Duncan remain in limbo. Louisiana's Attorney Genera is refusing to allow a waste company to bring those ashes to a landfill in his state. Drew Griffin has the latest.
The VA has begun the process of dismissing four high level officials, including one at the center of the 2012 outbreak of legionnaire's disease. It sickened 21 veterans in Pittsburgh and five later died. Drew Griffin tells Anderson that at the VA, "you go on a 'sort of' wait list to be fired."
Thomas Duncan arrived at a Dallas hospital with fever and vomiting. He even told a nurse that he had recently traveled from Liberia. Despite all that, doctors sent him home. Drew Griffin has new details on what went wrong.
The state of California cracked down on the charity Help Hospitalized Veterans, after finding it spending hundreds of thousands of dollars that should have been going to vets, on big time salaries and golf club memberships. That got the charity banned from VA hospitals. However, Help Hospitalized Veterans is still in business, just under new management. The current CEO is a disgraced former VA administrator with ethics issues of her own. Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin is Keeping Them Honest and describes the situation by saying "this is where the poor management at the VA… and very bad veteran charities intersect."
The Canadian government believes 130 Canadians are fighting overseas for terror groups right now. Parents there are learning that their sons are gone and often dying for a cause they barely understand. A surprising number of them are not only from Calgary and many attended one Mosque. Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin traveled there to learn more.
A controversial new report on the VA facilities in Phoenix looked at more than 3,000 cases and found that dozens of veterans faced 'clinically significant' delays in care. The report also said investigators could not conclusively link their deaths to those delays.
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A scathing report has just been released on the VA facilities in Phoenix. The study looked at more than 3,000 cases and found that dozens of veterans had quote 'clinically significant' delays in care, and six of them died. The report says investigators could not conclusively link their deaths to those delays. Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin broke this story and has been Keeping Them Honest from the beginning. He has been going through the report and its disturbing findings.
There is a rare bipartisan agreement in Congress that comes after months of CNN's reporting on secret wait lists at VA hospitals and veterans dying while waiting for care. A $17 billion deal is aimed at fixing the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. Drew Griffin has been Keeping Them Honest on the problems at the VA, and he breaks down how lawmakers plan to use this money to fix the mess.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's handling of Hurricane Katrina landed him in the national spotlight. His greed is landing him in federal prison. During Nagin's two terms in City Hall, he was cashing-in on hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Today the former mayor was sentenced to ten years in federal prison. Drew Griffin looks at Nagin's troubles.
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