Louise Troh, the fiancée of the first American victim of Ebola, Thomas Duncan, will finally be released from quarantine at midnight, after three weeks. She learned of his death while in quarantine but wasn’t “able to grieve” due to her situation. Several days ago, she pleaded to be freed, saying, “I want to breath, I want privacy with my family.”
Unfortunately, Troh will emerge from quarantine with hardly any possessions. Hazmat teams destroyed almost everything she owns during a frantic operation attempting to seal off Duncan’s apartment. The only things to survive the operation where a few of her photos and a Bible.
The US stock market plunged in the afternoon, with the Dow Jones falling 173 points, its largest mid-day drop in three years. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ fell by 0.8% and 0.3%, respectively. All three rebounded slightly towards the end of the day, to decrease the overall drop slightly.
Ebola has been blamed as the primary cause of the drop. As the disease continues to spread in the US, with a second nurse being treated after helping to care for Ebola victim Thomas Duncan, panic is quickly spreading. The sales of protective suits have soared, despite health officials assuring the public there is no need.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has ended speculation over his possible disappearance by making his first public appearance in five weeks. He was reportedly giving “field guidance” at the newly built Wisong Scientists Residential District. He was walking with the aid of a walking stick, which only fueled speculation about his health.
The “Supreme Leader” was last seen at a concert on September 3rd and since then, had been missing from the public eye. All sorts of rumors began to swirl, as is common with the mysterious nation. Kim Jong-Un also reportedly visited the Natural Energy Institute of the State Academy of Sciences on his tour.