Bio-Recovery, the firm New York City hired to clean up Ebola, has a “chief safety officer” who is a con artist and convicted felon. Now, BuzzFeed News has learned, there are questions about the CEO’s signature on a corporate document. And the con artist has changed his name.
Bio-Recovery Corp. claimed to be “EPA licensed” and won a contract to clean up the New York City apartment of an Ebola patient. But after BuzzFeed News investigated, some of those claims have disappeared from its website.
This week in news: A massive Blizzard in Buffalo, New York, continued unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, and a horrific attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem. Here are some of the most amazing images from this news week, captured by some of the world’s hardest-working photojournalists.
It is not known why the bandits stole the blood.
People from the three West African countries who are residing in the U.S. will be granted temporary protected status.
And people are angry with the newspaper that decided to air their views.
A grassroots association of local Ebola fighters also released a — very different — video.
An Indian man who was treated and cured of Ebola in Liberia showed traces of the virus in his semen. He has been quarantined at the Delhi airport.
The nurse who defied Maine’s quarantine laws criticizes “fear-mongering, lying” American politicians in an op-ed for The Guardian.
Dr. Martin Salia, who was being treated for Ebola after caring for patients in Sierra Leone, died Monday. He is the second person to die of Ebola in the U.S.
The classic charity song has new lyrics, and a new cast of performers. This is your guide to Band Aid 30.
The Congo outbreak was unrelated to the larger epidemic in West Africa. A total of 49 people have died from Ebola in the Congo since August.
The wild story of how a mortgage scammer persuaded a dead man’s sister to turn over his business, his truck, and his resume — and got a government contract to clean up Ebola. A BuzzFeed News investigation into a con artist’s second act.
“Well tonight we’re reaching out, and touching you.”
Qui a besoin de Bob Geldof quand on a Amadou et Mariam ?
Dr. Martin Salia contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone. He landed in Nebraska on Saturday afternoon, making him the 10th U.S. patient with Ebola.
There’s no control group, so every patient at a research site is eligible for experimental treatment.
Financial details of the contract remain confidential, but the family’s lawyer said that the hospital will “take care of all of the children and the parents.”
Mali has reported its second and third Ebola deaths as the death toll in West Africa crosses 5,000. Meanwhile, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff at south Sierra Leone’s only Ebola treatment center went on strike for two hours over hazard pay. MSF have told BuzzFeed News that the dispute has “been resolved.”
Dr. Craig Spencer was discharged from a New York City hospital today. Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend plan to travel to southern Maine, Boston, Baltimore, and New York.
Hospital officials say Dr. Spencer is Ebola-free and will be released from Bellevue Hospital on Tuesday morning.
Google’s aim is to raise $7.5 million to give nonprofits working in West Africa.
Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur plan to travel after her 21-day monitoring period ends Monday.
Republican candidate Joni Ernst winning the U.S. Senate race on Election Day stole a lot of this week’s headlines, but plenty happened in the news world this week. Many New Yorkers participated in the NYC Marathon, the Day of the Dead was celebrated in Mexico, and the unrest continues in Syria. Here are some of the best news images brought to us by hardworking photojournalists all over the globe.WARNING: Graphic images
Search data shows that U.S. interest is at its lowest level since late September.
The monitoring period for people who came in contact with the deadly virus ends today. The CDC ordered $2.7 million worth of personal protective equipment for U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients.
The fishing boat was carrying people from Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Israel will deny visas to citizens of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, and avoid issuing visas to people who recently visited the nations, Haaretz reported.
How much did Zuckerberg donate himself before seeking donations from Facebook users? $25 million.