Headlines are screaming “Ebola is out of control!” The nightly news is filled with talking heads and sage advice. What is the real situation? How worried should the average person be?
Over this past weekend, Samaritan’s Purse announced that an American physician serving with that charity in Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola. Dr. Kent Brantly is the Medical Director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. He has been in the country since October and was doing post-doc work before the outbreak of illnesses began.
The search has been ongoing since the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 souls aboard. There has been little confirmed news but lots of anonymous sources have opinions, speculations and even a little news of value. The current belief is that the airliner turned and flew across the Indian Ocean towards the northwest.There is just one problem with the associated speculation that the plane flew to Central Asia. It had to fly through Indian airspace.
With the release of the Jan. 2014 employment situation report on Feb. 7, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) updated its estimates of a number of data items. This is a yearly occurrence, and can make a significant difference in the numbers. With those changes, the data that the BLS considers most accurate can be examined and analyzed.