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home for our nbc family. overnight in liberia ground zero for the ebola epidemic. we learned that freelance nbc cameraman ashoka mukpo contracted ebola while working with nbc's dr. snan nancy sneid. we heard from his father, a doctor in rhode island on the "today" show. >> she's been scared and worried. he's been filming what has been happening in liberia for two weeks. it's hit home for him. he knows he's going to come home. >> the full nbc news crew will also be flown back to the u.s. with dr. nancy said they'll voluntarily quarantine themselves for 21 days out of the an abundance of caution. >> we shared a work space, we shared vehicles, we shared equipment. everyone here is hyper alert.
we have not been in close promise s proximity. no one shakes hands. there's no hugging. i believe our team while we've been hyper vigilant we're at low risk. >> the patient thomas duncan remains in isolation in serious conditions while his family members are kept in mandatory quarantine. we caught a glimpse of the ch d child. food bank left the boxes outside the door. this morning we're hearing knew details about why the texas hospital initially sent the patient back into the public. let's start in dallas. we are outside the texas health presbyterian hospital. good morning, charles. >> good morning, jose. it was a week ago today that patient eric duncan showed up here with a headache and with abdominal pains. he talked to a nurse here. he told the nurse that he had
been to africa and that he had not been around people who had been ill. we learned since then he had, in fact, been ebola patients in his home country of liberia. but nevertheless, that information was not passed on to the attending physicians. that's because the hospital has learn there had are two different systems that don't communicate all the information that the nurse took down. for instance, the doctor did not see the information that this patient had been to africa. he had abdominal pain, a fever of 100.1 but no other symptoms of ebola. the doctor concluded he had some other illness and prescribed antibiotics. the red flag had the doctor had known the patient would have been in west africa. perhaps he would have been admitted right away to diagnose ebola two days ahead of what he actually returned to the hospital and was admitted with
the disease. >> it's almost surprising that the patient himself didn't say something. if you're in liberia and you see people dying of ebola and then you get sick, maybe, you know, it would be common thought that you would say to the doctor, i just came from a place where i saw friend and family dying. >> it could be. we don't know. it could have been a communication problem, but his illness on friday did not have all the symptoms. he did not have diarrhea, he did not -- he was not vomiting. he did not have nausea. he didn't have all the symptoms. but he could have communicated, hey, i've been around people with ebola. he may have said that. we don't know. there may have been a communication barrier between the patient and the doctor. nevertheless, he's in isolation now. he's being treated for the disease. he remains in serious condition here in dallas. >> charles hadlock, thank you for your time. a fund has been set up by eric
duncan's family to help him with the medical bills. we go to new orleans and bring in ceo of community health and assistant professor at lsu health sciences center in tulain university. what is your reaction? >> i've said this for awhile now. the whole concept of the ebola outbreak is square on the shoulders of the first responders in america and the er staff and the primary care physicians and nurses. because you cannot treat something that you do not know. and that is the reality. this happens all the time in hospitals because it's information. when information that is not being disseminated appropriately. this is a systems issue. this is not an ebola issue. because, you know, these things happen every day. >> and, i mean, does this kind of thing happen where, you know, we heard from charles and, you know, the nurses knew one thing
and didn't communicate to the doctors? is that something that, you know, could happen in places all around the country? >> yes, and basically it's just human nature. when we're in medical school we're taught that common things are uncommon and uncommon things are uncommon. we aren't used to asking these types of questions after you graduated from medical school 20 years ago. you don't think about asking those types of questions. and what happens is now we have to know that the uncommon things are now common and we have to ask those questions. and if we don't then that's going to be the problem with the ebola crisis in the united states. because we have the infrastructure to handle hundreds of cases of ebola. that's not the issue. it's just that we have to be able to diagnose that. now we have to be careful here. because this is a slippery slope. the man didn't say he was around patients with ebola. but maybe you have to think about why would he? because he might have thought he might have been taken back to monrovia. he didn't know just like
apparently wrote on his documentation that he wasn't around people that had been exposed to ebola. so, you know, there's a lot of reasons why he may have wanted to get out of the country. and there are a lot of things that people are saying that may or may not be true about the travel situation and his exposure. >> now while he remains in isolation, cdc disease detectives in dallas are trying to keep the disease from spreading. how are they doing? >> they're doing really well. dallas' public health system is great and cdc is there. we can isolate this thing. as soon as you find someone he's been exposed to you isolate them for 21 days. it's not a respiratory situation. it's passed by direct contact. as long as we know the index case and know where he went, and who he was exposed to, we can contain this. that's why i'm not so concerned about the death rate from ebola in the united states. if you notice, everybody that
comes here from west africa they come to the united states and they don't die. why? because we have the infrastructure and the clean gloves and the clean needles and the iv fluids to support the patient because there's is no cure and there is no vaccine. we support the patient there the virus and the patient generally will be okay. sure, there may be some fatality. wide spread fatality is not what i'm concerned about. i'm concerned about wide spread infection because a lack of communication in our hospital systems in the united states. >> and just thinking behalf is goi -- of what is going on with our crew. nbc camera man got ebola and nancy sneiderman is returning with him. how does it happen? >> it's the scary problem. we mo we know it's not respiratory but it only takes a second to be
exposed to somebody's see cession. there could have been any way it could have happened. it's so devastating to someone who is trying to get the information, like a cameraman and give the information to us that he has contracted this disease. i mean, we that work in this media situation every day you as as well as myself we have to be careful because we're exposed to at will ha a lot of things. i feel bad about this young man. he'll be okay. he's coming back and we'll take care of him. >> what a pleasure thank you so much. and now i'm joined by phone by congresswoman rosa deloro democrat from connecticut and the ranking member on health and human services committee. thank you for being with me. >> thank you sovp. i'm pleased to be with you. >> i want to ask you does the cdc and the nih have the money
they need to adequately investigate the ebola outbreak? >> in a word the answer is no. let me go back a second. we have two immediate public health crisis. ebola and -- it's both international and domestic. we need to address both of them now. what we have uncovered as we look at how to address these issues, the agencies you mentioned. those agencies that are responsible for handling the crisis the national institute of health, the center for disease control. this is our public health infrastructure and if you take a look at the numbers these agencies have been starved of resources in the past several years. what does the nih do, jose in it is research, it does discovery. the crisis that we have at the moment is contain this epidemic at its source. that means that you do need health care workers, you need
hospital beds, but you need vaccines to deal with this. you cannot discover cures and the vaccines that are necessary on a flat-funded budget. the nih budget has been cut 10% over the last four years. we have a serious emergency. we have stabilize the region, we have to -- it's a humanitarian issue, and we have, in the past, examples of how the congress has come together and it was president bush who talked about dealing with hiv and aids in africa. we put our mind to do that and we made a $32 billion commitment over about 12 or 13 years. i'm going take cdc for a second. very important. they protect the public health. that's their job. they control diseases. they have seen an 8 percent cut.
cdc public health preparedness response that is what happens with our local hospitals, that's what happens with people on the front lines. these are the people we're talking about now whenever they are. they're the professionals who work there. that budget has been cut 16% over the last four years. health and human services, hospital preparedness, what we do in our local hospitals here. 44% cut over the last four years. my own state of connecticut, i talk to the commissioner yesterday. we have seen a 37% cut to it. you need to connect the dots. i transmitted the local level to our health care professionals who do not have the resources they need to contain the crisis. that's happening with the effort
as well. it's a very serious, serious issue we're facing. it's a special time. it's an emergency. we have to treat it as such. we have to contain it as a source, and we have to provide the resources that we need to deal with it here. in is not like roads, bridges, or parks we deal with at the federal level. it's about saving people's lives. we have to stop nickel and diming the agencies that help to deal with the issues, but more importantly we have to have the solutions that deal with prevention and have an infrastructure in place. >> and, you know, when you say it's time to connect the dots, these dots aren't 2,000 or 7,000 mimes away. they're right here at home. we have to deal with something that is already in the united states. congresswoman rosa delauro, thank you. what a pleasure to have you on today. more on the ebola outbreak. new documents this morning here
and abroad. tom costello will join me on set to discuss the possible air travel. developing this morning the first friday in october means a jobs report. we'll have the numbers. wall street likes what they see. we go to hong kong. the pictures continue to captivate the world. the demands of the protesters haven't been met and new clashes have broken out. they don't involve police. yet. i know... this third shift is rough... it's just a few more weeks max! what are you doing up? it's late. i just wanted to have breakast wih you.
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to step down. susan lee is in hong kong are where the protests seemed to have calm down a bit. >> thank you, jose. as you see behind me the streets of hong kong become emptier on this friday than they have been for the past week. you can thank the olive branch extended by the hong kong government calling for are dialogue and negotiation now between the chief executive cabinets and protesters. i guess what is important going into the weekend is do these protests hold? what is important we have the main artery of road going into the central business district close to the main government buildings still being occupied by the protesters. so the barricades are still up, traffic can't get through, and people are still on the streets. we heard from the occupy central protest leader tonight calling for consolidation of these protest sights have been dotted across hong kong for most of them to come here into the central business district. we have seen some isolated
scuffles as well between pro beijingers and pro hong kongers. and it will be interesting to see if the traction continues from the protests as we head into a new week on monday. back to you, jose. >> thank you so much. joining me now is human rights china director sophie richardson. let's talk about what is happening the last couple of hours. there seems to be some mitigation of the, i don't know, heat? >> yeah. we've seen some of the hong kong authorities reach out to protest leaders and offer negotiations. it's not clear how real it is. but our biggest concern at the moment are these attacks on what is mostly entirely peaceful protesters and seen the government turn around and tell the protesters to go home without condemning the violence that has been visited upon them. >> on the other hand, they're pretty much doing beijing's business, right? >> well, it's a little bit hard to tell who is told the police or if anybody told the police not to protect the people.
the test of a professional political force is one that protects people equally regardless of their political affiliations. >> look at these images. it's clearly people against people, but authorities are right in the middle of this. the weekend now upon us. people are going to be coming out or maybeless? >> i think we're going to see a pretty big crowd stay out. the fact wednesday and thursday were hole dated created the opportunity for a lot more people. and i think a good number of people stayed out even though you had are prevented some people to get to work. i think these people rightly see an opportunity to press for the kind of change when they tried to work through all the other avenues available to them -- >> what have they done? >> people have written submissions to the government, they have commented on legislation. you know, people in hong kong have been making the case for years they are entitled to more democratic rights. and they've been systemically rejected in the efforts by
authorities in hong kong and by authorities in beijing. >> when you have a system in a regime like the one in china, that had the culture revolution, violence is not necessarily out of the cards there. how do you see this ending? >> well, i think it's very important that the protesters have been not just orderly and peaceful but unbelievably organized and respectful and restraint -- continuing that restraint on their part is important. much depends on how the security forces react. that's ultimately up to the authorities in hong kong to exercise that kind of discipline, you know, and protect the protesters as well as preventing any kind of problems for public order. >> do you think it's going away if things continue kind of a wait and see? >> well, i certainly think that beijing and the hong kong government want to wait protesters out and encouraging
local frustration with the protest, but, you know, i think enough people in hong kong, on the other side of the political equation see it's essential to trying to achieve the objectives they've been working toward for years. >> as you said, it's interesting you mentioned it's not like just saying i'm sick of this. nothing is happening. they've been petitioning. they've been going within the channels available to them to create change have been ignored. >> it's not just about the electorial arrangement. it's about growing frustrations in hong kong. whether hong kong authorities are responsive to people in hong kong or whether they're really taking their cues from beijing. frustrations about urban planning, income inequality as well as the concerns about, you know, who is able to run for a highest office in hong kong and who gets to decide control over the process. >> thank you so much. we appreciate your time. and i have some breaking news. the pentagon now preparing to
send up to 3600 u.s. military into west africa to aid in the fight against the ebola outbreak. 600 more than the original plan for 3,000. as of today, there's an advanced team of about 230 u.s. military on the ground in liberia laying the ground work. this is new information. by the way, intended to treat medical personnel who have gotten ebola is expected to be up and running by mid october. three medical labs will be constructed. this is breaking news. there are more help on the way to deal with this crisis. we're going to take a short break. an october surprise for the economy. we'll have the details on breaking news this morning. the unemployment rate hitting a six-year low. vice president joe biden just talked about it moments ago. >> this new jobs report has been good news.
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only? it's been revised to 180,000. july was revised up as well. we have a three month average of 224,000 versus the 12-month average of 220,000. i want to quickly break it down a little further for you to give you an idea. number one, it was broad based industry wage in terms of job creation. we saw unemployment rates decline for adult men, whites, hispanics. the rates for adult women, teens, and african-americans showed very little change over the month. and the jobless rate for asians was little change. it's interesting to see some of the break down. bottom line here the delivery for the fed, the federal reserve with a 5.9% that's the year end target. it means the labor market is getting tighter which could lead to high wages. when will zero interest rate be appropriate not at all. >> coming up a massive cyber attack and data breach for jpmorgan chase.
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was on. the man who tested positive for ebola in dallas. the airline is offering e bolt will screening for flight attendants. united said it doesn't believe any fellow passengers are at risk. it's taking the move out of an abundance of caution. tom costello is covering this angle. nice to see you. tell me about this. it seems as it's of concern. >> well, you know, i talked to united yesterday. they said they're doing it because they think it's the right thing to do. if you're on the plane that had the particular passenger on board you would want to know. they don't believe there's any greater risk than what the cdc has said. and they think risk is very low that anybody on the plane might have contracted ebola because mr. duncan was on the plane. but united is taking it out of abundance of caution. >> is there anything changing as far as procedures, for example, i don't know else what they could do. >> not really. in terms of the way they handle flights into and out of africa and via the third countries like
european countries. it's really incumbent upon the departing country's health authorities to screen passengers for any signs of illness. there is a law, which says that any -- first of all, that the u.s. carrier can deny access, can deny boarding to a passenger that the airline believes is showing signs of being seriously ill. right. keep in mind, the passenger left liberia on a brussels airline flight not united airlines. but in brusselsing had he shown any signs of illness that united airlines could have denied him boarding. the law also states that if in flight the airline becomes aware that a passenger is seriously ill, they must then report that to u.s. health authorities as en route before they land to be met at the plane by the cdc, customs and border patrol, and maybe local health authorities. >> is there any kind of difference between -- i'm just thinking if you're boarding for brusselss there's not an a big
outbreak. maybe they don't ask the questions of everyone. >> thing is where, i think, this is likely to go. i think you'll see european points of, you know, airports and points departure and arrival i think they'll do more screening. they have to. they're not worried if somebody gets on a plane bound for the u.s. they're worried about their own population and airport workers. i think you may see a european country starting to do more screening in the transit zones in their airports as well. you'll probably see pressure on the liberians and the syria leon government and the nigerian government the others to step up screening for airports. it's very difficult to screen passengers in the united states where there they're arriving because you've been to these customs and border patrol check points. there are thousands of people lined up to get through the check point. they can't take everybody's temperature. if somebody is showing obvious signs of illness then they si can say you're going over to the side. but, you know, if you have a
simple cold they can't pull you aside necessarily. >> it's really -- >> it's a tough dilemma. >> nice to see you. let me bring in infectious disease specialist at uh case medical center. thank you for being with me. >> no problem. >> the cdc said zero risk of transmission for the people on the flight or those flights of thomas duncan. what can airline passengers do to protect themselves? >> it's a great question. the truth is that in many, many decades of having airline travel there's actually been very few skbrout breaks associated with air travel. airpo airplanes are built such that the air circulates but the air is filtered and you really don't see dramatic outbreaks. even of airborne viruss associated with air travel. when it comes to ebola.
if a patient is not exhibiting symptoms they're not contagious. there's not much we can do. you don't know who you're sitting with. i would say as always wash your lands and get plenty of sleep and let your doctor know if you're feeling ill. >> it's so scary. because, you know, you know, you hear there is no cure. there is nothing you can take. and then, you know, like the doctor was saying earlier. if you touch someone that has those symptoms and touch your i eyes it's a way it could come in. it's important it state what it is and how you can't get it. >> it is. the fear is understandable and i understand where it's coming from, but the truth of the matter is without close contact with body fluids, this is a very infectious virus, meaning for you have that contact it's very easy to get it. but it's not a very contagious virus. it really does require contact
with body fluids which in normal every day situations you don't normally come in contact with people's body fluids. it appears this gentleman, mr. duncan, didn't have a lot of vomiting and diarrhea and things like that, which means there were not a lot of body fluids around even when he was sick. >> doctor amy edwards, thank you for being with us. >> any time. and this conversation about hygiene is so important. next hour on msnbc.com we'll have a live question and answer question. ebola fact versus fiction. a lot of people are going to be there and answers your questions. you can go and the hashtag ebolaanswers. we'll be answering the questions. so get on there 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. eastern time today. ebola fact versus fiction. now to some violent weather. dallas also dealing with the aftermath of a major storm this
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promise that he will take action on immigration by the end of the year after the elections. did that message make it to, for example, the protesters outside the event? and at least one inside. a woman was escorted after the speech after yelling we need relief and we need it now. joining me now is political strategies angela rye and former adviser for president bush. let's start with the president's message yesterday at the event. he said, listen, there is no one who wants immigration reform more than me. i'm going to do something about it. but it's really not his call. >> right. >> for immigration reform as a whole. >> i think that's absolutely right. but, jose, i think we would be remiss if we didn't first acknowledge your huge
accomplishment yesterday. the medallion of excellence at the dinner. >> thank you. >> not only did the president have a great speech you had a great moment. now to the speech. i think it's important to note that there was a comprehensive measure passed last year in the senate that the house refused to take up. as a result, the president has tried to exam what all he could do. was it horrible thing for him to say we have to wait until after the elections? i think perhaps for most of the dreamers in this country and everyone who wants some type of deportation relief, but it is a precarious position, particularly because the races that they're most concerned about particularly in the senate don't have huge latino populations except for save colorado. it's a tough calculation make but he made it. >> talk to me about your former boss, george w. bush tried to immigration reform done and unable to do it. it's the congress. >> right. >> it's the congress. and at the house the republicans are the ones that didn't do this. >> right. and when you look at it as well. you're looking at it from a
point that the congress in the house wanted to do piece by piece. >> they didn't do any piece. no piece. >> because the president also said he was not going to accept a piece by piece. >> wait a minute. -- >> by congress. >> that's what he said initially then later as things progressed he said if the speaker told me -- if the speaker bricks out piece by piece and at the final analysis it includes legalization -- >> if it does include legalization which continues to be, i would say, the big elephant in the room we need to resolve. and border security is incredibly important. republicans are lose their opportunity. they need to act on immigration reform. it's a right economic move for our economy. it's the right thing to do for the individuals out there pending to wait to see what happened. the president made a cold political calculation he decided to defer on executive action on immigration. when you look at the races, i think you'll see that the latino
voter are going to be less enthusiastic to vote in the midterm election. >> perhaps they may be. they will note under this president, under the administration there have been several prebss including daca. we need to be honest about the fact if we're talking about border security, the borders have been more secure. that's not true. >> that's factually accurate. it is fact yultly accurate. the other thing we have to recognize is whether it's bill by bill, piece by piece, they the house gop refused to act. because they refused to act there was not even a conference measure where all the bills could have been taken up. >> what is the next step. is there any possibility now that the election is coming up that republicans will come forward and say, you know, this is an issue that we have to tackle. i mean, speaker boehner said it last week. but words are cheap. >> republicans need to tackle the issue. it's going it drag ton to the
2016 presidential election. we need continue to address the issue. it is something that i think that when you look at the small faction the republican party that keeping immigration reform from happening, i think it's just negative for our country. and it doesn't help when we try reach out to the hispanic voter. >> there is, with angela, the feeling among many in the hispanic community that republicans and democrats just are playing politics with this. when you say i'm doing something and then after the elections. regardless of why, for many people it sounds like, boy, the republicans are playing with us and the democrats are playing with us. >> and, you know, jose, i don't know that it's playing with you. i would not say that it's not political. it's absolutely political. the reason why, even in the black community, there are not tons of folks supportive of the immigration reform because of the mits out there. it's come from the republican party. there was some horrible messaging. even during the 2012 elections. i remember a black family ad on
talking about folks taking their jobs. it's not true. part of what we have to do to be responsible with the platforms we is to tell the truth about immigration. the fact it helps the economy. >> it almost feels like the latinos are being left behind by both parties. i think there's a good opportunity for the republicans to come in. 26% of poverty rate. hispanic unemployment rate is higher than average. >> they have not been able to progress under the obama administration. and the hispanic -- the republicans have an opportunity to get in ground but they have to be right on immigration. >> the people have to have a platform. >> absolutely. >> and solutions. let's start with a platform. when your platform two years ago was that, you know, people should deport themselves. >> self-deportation. >> bad message. earlier this year even in january speaker bain her his own
set of border principle. if i read them -- >> speaker boehner has been -- >> this is the funny part. so in the border principles he sounds like president obama on this. now he sounds like a tea party member. >> i'm sounding like i would love to have both of you and i would love to have you more. >> we would love to have you here in d.c. as well. >> congratulations, again. thank you so much. >> we were overwhelmed by the response to our ongoing conversation on the broadcast about living in a bilingual world. that's my experience and the experience of many of our guests. i put some of these thoughts together in an essay. you can find on msnbc.com and across our social media. it's called "the right accent" #imbilingual. take a look. coming up on this friday we'll check with kristen welker at the white house. i can't wait to tell you about an art installation unveiled
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back to our top story. the first ebola diagnoses in the u.s. in dallas and the white house response. the president calling mayor of dallas to make sure he's getting the federal resources he needs. senator ted cruz demanding answers from the faa about how the ebola patient got here in the first place. kristen welker joins us from the white house. good morning. good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> the president has a speech this afternoon on indiana on the economy. what is the white house saying about ebola? >> well, as you can imagine, the push back to the comments we heard from senator ted cruz pretty strong. the obama administration saying that, look, now is not a time for fear hon goring. they are stressing the fact it's
difficult to get ebola. they point out that the measures has directed the faa and dhs to step up screenings at airports across the country particularly for people coming from liberia and other areas where we're seeing high infection rates. president obama will be speaking today about the economy in indiana. i wouldn't be surprised if he mentioned ebola. we heard him talk about it yesterday when he spoke about the economy. it's something that the administration is focussed on. >> nbc's kristen welker thank you. before i leave you friday afternoon take a look at the incredible image across town. it's the work of cuban american artist. it's called "out of one out of many." the english translation -- i cr screwed up -- it took 200,000
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