Hazmat crews arrived to decontaminate Amber Vinson's apartment today. Gary Tuchman spoke to some of her neighbors. Some admitted they are a little anxious, another was more concerned about a panic than the disease itself.
Nina Pham is the first person to contract Ebola in the U.S. and that has many in the area fearing the same fate. Gary Tuchman is in Dallas where he saw how doctors are working to put nervous patients at ease.
Gary Tuchman spoke to the neighbors of Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who is now fighting Ebola. One neighbor describes her as someone who is friendly, positive and always has a smile. But others were quick to express their fears about the spread of the disease.
How concerned should the community really be? Anderson discussed this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Peter Shearer, Medical Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Seema Yasmin, who is a former CDC disease detective.
Towels and sheets used by Thomas Duncan before he was diagnosed with Ebola spent days sitting in the Dallas apartment where he stayed. His partner, Louise, along with some of her family had until recently been quarantined inside that apartment. Gary Tuchman was there today when cleaning crews went inside to spray and remove items. What he saw is raising questions about the safety of those living nearby.
Anderson spoke with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and asked whether enough was done to ensure neighbors were kept safe during the cleaning of that apartment.
Imagine receiving a phone call form your child's school saying three classmates have been taken out of class because of the Ebola scare. That's exactly what happened in one Dallas school. Gary Tuchman spoke to concerned parents.
Thomas Duncan's partner Louise is not alone in quarantine inside her Dallas apartment. Her son Timothy and two of her nephews are also there. Timothy is just 13 years old and for 21 days he cannot go to school, play with friends, go outside or even see his father. Gary Tuchman visited Timothy's father Peterson Wayne as he spoke to his son on the phone.
Gary Tuchman visited the Dallas home where Thomas Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed with Ebola. It was there that Duncan may have come into contact with five children who attend four different schools in the neighborhood. Gary also went to one of those schools and spoke with concerned parents.
On the heels of a bizarre incident involving a South Carolina trooper charged with shooting an unarmed motorist, on Thursday evening CNN's Gary Tuchman joined "Anderson Cooper 360" with further insight and analysis of the challenges facing law enforcement officers.
Teaming with the police department in Spokane, Washington, Tuchman stepped into virtual, adrenaline-fueled scenarios to experience how the mind and body react when forced to make life and death decisions.
Watch the above video for Tuchman's full story, including the portion where the reporter takes his turn within the exercise being conducted by Washington State University.
Adrian Peterson's mother describes him as a loving father and says he was only disciplining his son in the same way he was disciplined growing up. Speaking to The Houston Chronicle, she went on to say, "When you whip those you love, it's not abuse, but love. You want to make them understand what they did wrong." Peterson is charged with felony child abuse. The case set off a national debate over discipling children. Gary Tuchman had a frank discussion about spanking with three generations of a family in Georgia.
Anderson discussed the culture of child discipline with CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin, New York Times columnist Charles Blow and cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis.
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