The Manhattan clinic that treated comedian Joan Rivers before her death made a number of serious mistakes, including failing to identify deteriorating vital signs, and providing timely intervention, according to a report released Monday.
The report, issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency, did not mention Rivers by name, but referred an 81-year-old female, or Patient #1.
The description of that patient and the procedures she underwent match what's known about Rivers, including her age and the date of her appointment. CMS declined to say whether the patient referenced in the report is Rivers.
Arizona Senator John McCain says the gradual increase of U.S. involvement in the fight against ISIS reminds him of the Vietnam War, and he isn't optimistic about it.
"The president has said our goal is to degrade and defeat ISIS. I don't see right now a strategy that would achieve the goal that the president has set."
He believes we need to develop a better strategy and that that may mean additional American troops.
In the meantime, Senator McCain says, "ISIS is winning, at least in the eyes of young radicals all over the Middle East."