Guests: Angela Couloubis, Scott Burris and Eileen Farnon
We begin today’s show with ANGELA COULOUMBIS from the Philadelphia Inquirer, who’ll tell us about the corruption charges brought against former traffic court judge Thomasine Tynes. Tynes is accused of having accepted a gift of a $2,000 Tiffany bracelet as part of a larger sting operation. Then, a reality check on Ebola. Will mandatory quarantines of returning health care workers from Ebola-stricken nations prevent the spread of the disease in the U.S? Or, are the policies put into place by the governors of New Jersey, New York and other states counterproductive? We’ll talk with SCOTT BURRIS, professor of law at Temple University and co-author of a recent article about Ebola in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and EILEEN FARNON, Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine specializing in infectious disease. She recently spent nearly three weeks in Liberia, in conjunction with the World Health Organization, conducting case management and infection prevention and control in the country’s Ebola Treatment Units.