A news release sent out by the court Wednesday stated that a temporary injunction has been placed on a trial regarding the handling of contaminated drugs. The release went on to state that this injunction was put into place because the “defendant failed to show that they were safer than they previously thought.” The original lawsuit was filed against the defendant by the State of Florida, seeking compensation for the health care costs of the approximately 11,500 patients that were treated at the Orlando Health Care Center during the period of August 2021 through January 2021. The State was seeking compensation from the defendants under the claim that they were negligent in their duties as medical professionals.
This case is one of many being handled in Florida as a result of an outbreak of pharmaceutical-related cases brought forth by the news media and other whistle blowers. News reports indicate that the epidemic may have been brought about by the use of un-sterilized needles in providing prescription medications to those who did not need them. Another indication that the News may have played a role in this story was that they only covered the events in relation to needles and did not publish any stories or reports on the effects of virus-like pathogens that enter into the body via wounds or the ingestion of harmful bacteria. As noted in another article, there are more serious threats to the general public that are often not covered by the press, such as swine flu and AIDS.
Other news agencies have attempted to justify their reporting in terms of public safety by stating that the public should be informed of all types of events that could affect their general welfare. However, in this case, the Florida Department of Law believes that the defendants’ intent was not to alert the general public to the risk of contracting H. pylori, which is a bacterium that causes stomach ulcer. This bacterium is found in the stomachs of half of the people in Florida and can cause serious stomach conditions if it is ingested. It is not known how or why this bacterium made it into the news, but it has definitely been controversial from the very beginning.
Agence France-presse (France 24) is an international news agency. This international news agency was one of the first to publish news from China with photos, without having to confirm the information through a translation service, as they did in the United States. The company now covers China, Japan, South Korea, and India. Agence France-presse states that their reporters “speak fluent Mandarin, and they are able to use the Mandarin language to write articles and make translations.” At the time of this writing, France 24’s website offers subscriptions for only one dollar per month, which seems minimal compared to the hundreds of dollars news agencies throughout the world spend on translation services. However, this news agency emphasizes that this fee is only meant as a starting point, and that they expect their clients to contribute funds based on how successful they are in translating their material.
The news agencies that specialize in English as a Second Language (ESL) and News Distribution are far less reliant on outside sources for news materials. Instead, news agencies like Agence France-presse have their own news teams that are based in key cities around the globe. The team assembled by this news agency has reporters in Canada, Japan, South Africa, India, and more. In South Africa, the news agency staff doubles up as reporters for the M&C department of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and then they send their reports back to the news agencies across the globe. The M&C department sends translated copies to foreign offices in other languages in order to ensure accurate translation of newsworthy material.
In newsrooms all over the United States and throughout the world, the tradition continues to live on, wherein news stories are created and sent out to reporters who then translate the material and send them to news executives who review the story idea. This news story idea is then used as the basis for development and reporting by a different news agency. In turn, the original newsroom continues to handle the translation of that story so that it can be distributed to other media outlets. When it comes to breaking news, a news story idea from reporters in the field is usually just too valuable to pass up, especially when it involves international coverage.