CNN 10 October 18, 2018

CNN 10 October 18, 2018


Hi I`m Carl Azuz delivering Thursday`s edition
of CNN 10 to viewers worldwide. Where ever
you`re watching welcome to the
show. The Democratic Republic of Congo, a
nation in Central Africa, isn`t just dealing
with conflict between government troops and
armed rebel
groups. It`s dealing with a deadly outbreak
of the Ebola virus. And those two factors
are making it increasingly difficult for international
aid
workers to stop the virus from spreading.
More than half of the people who`ve caught
the virus have died from it. The World`s Health
Organization, a medical agency of the United
Nations, held a meeting yesterday to discuss
the crisis.
It says that the latest Ebola outbreak in
Congo is a regional concern but at this point
it does not fit the description of a public
health emergency
of international concern. Part of the reason
for that, officials have gotten better at
fighting Ebola, for one thing there is a vaccine
available. It`s still experimental. It hasn`t
been universally approved yet. But researchers
with the WHO expect that approval will be
given soon.
There are also several drugs available to
treat Ebola that haven`t all been available
in the 10 outbreaks that have happened since
1976. But some
health analysts say what`s occurring in Congo
is still a major outbreak and as the security
situation gets worse, so does the ability
of health
officials to get a handle on it.
In the Eastern Congo the deadly Ebola outbreak
in the middle of a conflict zone. The World`s
Health
Organization calls it a vicious cycle. The
health teams losing track of cases and contacts
because of mistrust and violence.
There are attacks and there – – there is violence
between government and – – and rebel groups
that is not directly targeted
to Ebola responders. But that force seems
to not be able to function fully.
The Center for Disease Control`s team has
now been pulled out of the worst impacted
areas because of safety concerns say U.S.
officials.
For days, specialist teams haven`t been able
to function. The outbreak began in early August.
It`s lasted longer and killed more than they
had
feared.
You recall that we started with the three
months time period. Now we will be looking
to at least maybe three or four months and
we really need to this outbreak.
So far there have been 211 cases of Ebola
with at least 135 deaths. And the WHO says
there is a high risk of regional spread. It`s
security, large populations of displaced people
and fluid borders are major factors that could
cause a broader epidemic. The greatest risk
still is in
North Kivu and the city of Bani. Some suspect
that Ebola patients are too afraid to go to
clinics believing it could be a death sentence.
In
reality, it`s the best chance they have.
Now we have people that have been really lost
to follow up. They`re not being found for
days on end. from one day and
they`re picked up the next day. The overwhelming
majority of those people are in Bani, more
than 90 percent.
This outbreak still nothing like the catastrophic
epidemic in West Africa in 2014. When more
than 11,000 died in six countries from the
highly infectious disease that leads to internal
hemorrhaging and frequently death. The WHO
was criticized for acting too slowly then
but
it`s different now. Their teams rushed in
with a new weapon. They`ve already reached
thousands in high risk areas with an experimental
vaccine.
Doctors now use a more effective clinical
regimen learned from the in 2014 and new treatments.
It`s helped cure this woman in
Bani. Doctors celebrating every victory because
their battle is far from over. David McKenzie
CNN Johannesburg.
10 Second Trivia. Which of these American
companies employs the most workers? Wal-Mart,
McDonalds, UPS or the Home Depot. With more
than 2 million employees around the world
and 1.5 million in the U.S. alone, Wal-Mart
is the largest private employer on earth.
Help wanted. As of this August, there are
more job openings in the U.S. than there`ve
been at any point since the year 2000, when
the Labor
Department launched it`s job openings and
labor turnover survey. How many jobs? Almost
7 million, 140 thousand and that`s with hiring
at record
levels as well with 5 million, 780 thousand
Americans getting jobs in August. In another
first for the survey, there are more job openings
in
America than there are unemployed people in
America. That`s according to the U.S. Labor
Department.
Contrast that to when the great recession
officially ended in June of 2009. At that
time there was six unemployed Americans for
every one job opening.
The new numbers are great news for the U.S.
economy and they are for workers who have
the skills for the jobs that are available.
And though
wage growth hasn`t kept pace with job growth
in recent years, it has been increasing in
recent months. And economists are saying that
with more
companies competing with each other to hire
a limited number of workers, wages are likely
to go up faster as well. Are there any downsides
here?
Well an economist interviewed by the Wall
Street Journal says that if job opening continue
to increase but the pool of workers does not,
it could
result in a labor shortage and that could
put the brakes on U.S. economic growth. For
now though, economists say those who are in
the market for a
new job and who are a good match for the jobs
that are available will probably have more
power to negotiate salaries and perks than
they have in
the past.
A new sort of report card is out for 25 of
America`s top hamburger chains and 22 of them
got an F. The report concerns the use of antibiotics
in
their food supplies. It was conducted by several
non-profit advocacy and research groups. The
25 fast food restaurants in the report were
ranked by
their total sales in the U.S. And they were
graded on three main areas. One, are these
companies promising to eliminate routine antibiotics
from
the animals in their food supply? Two, how
are they doing that? And three, what proof
is there that they`re making good on their
promises?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves
the use of antibiotics in the food supply
and those who support the practice say it
keeps food safer
by decreasing the amount of harmful bacteria
in it. But scientists are concerned that ramped
use of antibiotics in the animals used for
food could
have dangerous consequences down the road
for the people who eat it.
Six consumer interest groups are now sounding
the alarm about the use of antibiotics in
meat served at the 25 largest burger chains
in the United States. Shake Shack and Burgerfi
are the only two chains that only serve beef
raised without antibiotics and earned a grade
of A.
22 chains got an F on the Chain Reaction Four
report for their lack of antibiotic policies
and practices. So why should you care about
this?
Well as you know antibiotics should be used
to treat an animal or a human with a bacterial
infection. But in this case, antibiotics were
used to
prevent potential diseases that could spend
from poor diets and crowded dirty conditions.
But here`s the problem with that. Using antibiotics
when they`re not needed can make bacteria
resistant and a human can potentially eat
those
bacteria especially if the meat is not cooked
properly. The result, antibiotics may not
work then when we need them most. You should
know that
the beef industry also uses six hormones to
promote faster growth and weight gain. You
know, here`s a good rule of thumb. Read the
ingredients
and try to avoid foods that contain ingredients
you can`t pronounce. The old adage has always
and will forever continue to hold true. You
are what
you eat.
It`s one thing to pop a wheelie. It`s another
to do that and ride the bike across the country.
That`s what Kurt Osborne did back
in 1999 setting a Guinness World Record. Now
he`s back on two pedals but one wheel to try
to break his own record. The last time it
took him 74
days to travel more than 2,800 miles. This
time he`s hoping to finish the journey in
45 days. The 49 year old wheelie king is using
a plexiglass
trailer to help block the wind.
Because being busted by a gust of bluster
would be a “wheelie” big shame. Besides getting
“wheelie” tired at least one “tired”, one
“wheelie” good
reason not to “imbike” on such a journey.
Without balance, you might have to “recycle”.
I`m Carl Azuz pedaling news and puns for CNN
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  1. Hi I`m Carl Azuz delivering Thursday`s edition of CNN 10 to viewers worldwide. Where ever you`re watching welcome to the

    show. The Democratic Republic of Congo, a nation in Central Africa, isn`t just dealing with conflict between government troops and armed rebel

    groups. It`s dealing with a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus. And those two factors are making it increasingly difficult for international aid

    workers to stop the virus from spreading. More than half of the people who`ve caught the virus have died from it. The World`s Health

    Organization, a medical agency of the United Nations, held a meeting yesterday to discuss the crisis.

    It says that the latest Ebola outbreak in Congo is a regional concern but at this point it does not fit the description of a public health emergency

    of international concern. Part of the reason for that, officials have gotten better at fighting Ebola, for one thing there is a vaccine

    available. It`s still experimental. It hasn`t been universally approved yet. But researchers with the WHO expect that approval will be given soon.

    There are also several drugs available to treat Ebola that haven`t all been available in the 10 outbreaks that have happened since 1976. But some

    health analysts say what`s occurring in Congo is still a major outbreak and as the security situation gets worse, so does the ability of health

    officials to get a handle on it.

    In the Eastern Congo the deadly Ebola outbreak in the middle of a conflict zone. The World`s Health

    Organization calls it a vicious cycle. The health teams losing track of cases and contacts because of mistrust and violence.

    There are attacks and there – – there is violence between government and – – and rebel groups that is not directly targeted

    to Ebola responders. But that force seems to not be able to function fully.

    The Center for Disease Control`s team has now been pulled out of the worst impacted areas because of safety concerns say U.S. officials.

    For days, specialist teams haven`t been able to function. The outbreak began in early August. It`s lasted longer and killed more than they had

    feared.

    You recall that we started with the three months time period. Now we will be looking to at least maybe three or four months and

    we really need to this outbreak.

    So far there have been 211 cases of Ebola with at least 135 deaths. And the WHO says there is a high risk of regional spread. It`s

    security, large populations of displaced people and fluid borders are major factors that could cause a broader epidemic. The greatest risk still is in

    North Kivu and the city of Bani. Some suspect that Ebola patients are too afraid to go to clinics believing it could be a death sentence. In

    reality, it`s the best chance they have.

    Now we have people that have been really lost to follow up. They`re not being found for days on end. from one day and

    they`re picked up the next day. The overwhelming majority of those people are in Bani, more than 90 percent.

    This outbreak still nothing like the catastrophic epidemic in West Africa in 2014. When more than 11,000 died in six countries from the

    highly infectious disease that leads to internal hemorrhaging and frequently death. The WHO was criticized for acting too slowly then but

    it`s different now. Their teams rushed in with a new weapon. They`ve already reached thousands in high risk areas with an experimental vaccine.

    Doctors now use a more effective clinical regimen learned from the in 2014 and new treatments. It`s helped cure this woman in

    Bani. Doctors celebrating every victory because their battle is far from over. David McKenzie CNN Johannesburg.

    10 Second Trivia. Which of these American companies employs the most workers? Wal-Mart, McDonalds, UPS or the Home Depot. With more

    than 2 million employees around the world and 1.5 million in the U.S. alone, Wal-Mart is the largest private employer on earth.

    Help wanted. As of this August, there are more job openings in the U.S. than there`ve been at any point since the year 2000, when the Labor

    Department launched it`s job openings and labor turnover survey. How many jobs? Almost 7 million, 140 thousand and that`s with hiring at record

    levels as well with 5 million, 780 thousand Americans getting jobs in August. In another first for the survey, there are more job openings in

    America than there are unemployed people in America. That`s according to the U.S. Labor Department.

    Contrast that to when the great recession officially ended in June of 2009. At that time there was six unemployed Americans for every one job opening.

    The new numbers are great news for the U.S. economy and they are for workers who have the skills for the jobs that are available. And though

    wage growth hasn`t kept pace with job growth in recent years, it has been increasing in recent months. And economists are saying that with more

    companies competing with each other to hire a limited number of workers, wages are likely to go up faster as well. Are there any downsides here?

    Well an economist interviewed by the Wall Street Journal says that if job opening continue to increase but the pool of workers does not, it could

    result in a labor shortage and that could put the brakes on U.S. economic growth. For now though, economists say those who are in the market for a

    new job and who are a good match for the jobs that are available will probably have more power to negotiate salaries and perks than they have in

    the past.

    A new sort of report card is out for 25 of America`s top hamburger chains and 22 of them got an F. The report concerns the use of antibiotics in

    their food supplies. It was conducted by several non-profit advocacy and research groups. The 25 fast food restaurants in the report were ranked by

    their total sales in the U.S. And they were graded on three main areas. One, are these companies promising to eliminate routine antibiotics from

    the animals in their food supply? Two, how are they doing that? And three, what proof is there that they`re making good on their promises?

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves the use of antibiotics in the food supply and those who support the practice say it keeps food safer

    by decreasing the amount of harmful bacteria in it. But scientists are concerned that ramped use of antibiotics in the animals used for food could

    have dangerous consequences down the road for the people who eat it.

    Six consumer interest groups are now sounding the alarm about the use of antibiotics in meat served at the 25 largest burger chains

    in the United States. Shake Shack and Burgerfi are the only two chains that only serve beef raised without antibiotics and earned a grade of A.

    22 chains got an F on the Chain Reaction Four report for their lack of antibiotic policies and practices. So why should you care about this?

    Well as you know antibiotics should be used to treat an animal or a human with a bacterial infection. But in this case, antibiotics were used to

    prevent potential diseases that could spend from poor diets and crowded dirty conditions.

    But here`s the problem with that. Using antibiotics when they`re not needed can make bacteria resistant and a human can potentially eat those

    bacteria especially if the meat is not cooked properly. The result, antibiotics may not work then when we need them most. You should know that

    the beef industry also uses six hormones to promote faster growth and weight gain. You know, here`s a good rule of thumb. Read the ingredients

    and try to avoid foods that contain ingredients you can`t pronounce. The old adage has always and will forever continue to hold true. You are what

    you eat.

    It`s one thing to pop a wheelie. It`s another to do that and ride the bike across the country. That`s what Kurt Osborne did back

    in 1999 setting a Guinness World Record. Now he`s back on two pedals but one wheel to try to break his own record. The last time it took him 74

    days to travel more than 2,800 miles. This time he`s hoping to finish the journey in 45 days. The 49 year old wheelie king is using a plexiglass

    trailer to help block the wind.

    Because being busted by a gust of bluster would be a "wheelie" big shame. Besides getting "wheelie" tired at least one "tired", one "wheelie" good

    reason not to "imbike" on such a journey. Without balance, you might have to "recycle". I`m Carl Azuz pedaling news and puns for CNN 10.

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