Ebola  (Page 2)

Ebola news: the death of Dr. Martin Salia, and a request from Kaci Hickox

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:36pm 11/17/2014 at 6:36pm

When I heard that Dr. Martin Salia, a Sierra Leone native who is married to a US citizen and who contacted ebola while treating patients in his native country, had been flown here for treatment and was in “very critical” condition, I thought “if we can cure him, then American medicine...

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Parody Video: “Eve of Destruction: Ron Klain, Ebola Czar”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 7:30am 11/16/2014 at 7:30am

From the “totally unofficial” Harvard Parody website, “Eve of Destruction: Ron Klain, Ebola Czar”:

Adding to Harvard Law School’s already considerable reputation for producing “elite” lawyers who fill high-level government positions for which they are totally incompetent (in terms of the real-world practical skills and ethical character needed for the job), on...

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Ebola Update: 13 in Iowa Monitored for Symptoms

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 7, 2014 at 6:03pm 11/7/2014 at 6:03pm

Concern about the administration’s handing of the global Ebola crisis was a contributing factor in the Republican success across the country in Tuesday’s election; polls indicated Americans were more worried about the lack of a comprehensive response than they were about immigration and same-sex marriage.

It is likely this concern will...

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Any lessons from Ebola in the US?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 3, 2014 at 1:30pm 11/3/2014 at 1:30pm

Fortunately, we haven’t had very many Ebola patients in the US so far. But there have been quite a few interesting things to note about the group of patients we have had.

The first is that all of them except Thomas Eric Duncan seem to have contracted Ebola while caring for other...

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Kaci Hickox Wins in District Court

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00pm 10/31/2014 at 7:00pm

A District Court judge in Maine has overturned a lower court ruling that restricted Kaci Hickox’s movements, which means that the formerly-quarantined nurse is now free to go about her business. The reason? The science on ebola transmission is apparently settled:

Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled Hickox must continue daily...

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Nurse released from NJ to Maine rejects home quarantine

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:00am 10/29/2014 at 8:00am

Kaci Hickox is back home in Maine. But she’s as defiant as ever:

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, won’t follow the quarantine imposed by Maine officials, her attorney said tonight.

“Going forward she does...

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“Health and Safety Moms” Could Swing 2014 Elections

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11:30am 10/28/2014 at 11:30am

I am going to go out on a limb and project that there are going to be historic election results on November 4th that would have been unimaginable until this August, when reports on Ebola coming to this country began filling the news.

This has transformed the women that Democrats have historically...

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Can the Government Quarantine Me?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 27, 2014 at 2:00pm 10/27/2014 at 2:00pm

The late September arrival of Ebola-postive Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has caused many Americans to worry about their personal health in the event of an Ebola outbreak. Right on the heels of that worry, however, is a worry of another kind.

What about your personal rights? In particular, what about...

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Texas nurse Ebola free, receives hug from President Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:18pm 10/24/2014 at 4:18pm

Ebola infected nurse Nina Pham was released from the National Institute of Health hospital today after being cured of Ebola. Great news not only for Pham, but for those of you with Ebolanoia as well.

Pham contracted the virus while tak...

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CONFIRMED: NYC Patient Tests Positive for Ebola

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:16pm 10/23/2014 at 9:16pm

The New York Times and CBS have both confirmed that Dr. Craig Spencer has tested positive for Ebola:

“Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transferred to Bellevue Hospital a patient who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” New York City officials said in a statement. “The patient is a health care worker who...

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Ebola Watch: New York City Edition (UPDATE: Diagnosis Confirmed)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:17pm 10/23/2014 at 8:17pm

(UPDATE: Officials have confirmed a diagnosis of Ebola. See our updated post here.

A physician who recently returned from a Doctors Without Borders mission to West Africa is in isolation at New York’s Bellevue Hospital after presenting with a 103 degree fever.

Here we go again. NBC News reports:

“While at this stage...

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Ebola Victim Clear of Virus as 3 Potential New Cases Land

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 4:00pm 10/23/2014 at 4:00pm

Some good news related to Ebola: The nurse who flew to Ohio while ill with an Ebola infection has been declared free of the virus.

Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the Ebola virus and will be transferred from isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, her family said Wednesday.

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Travel Restrictions from Ebola Countries Imposed

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 8:43pm 10/21/2014 at 8:43pm

Today DHS imposed a set of travel restrictions that will funnel all travelers coming from countries suffering from Ebola outbreaks through 5 major airports in the U.S.

Although these restrictions will not close off ports of entry...

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Did Holiday Inn predict Ebola ineptitude… in 2001?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 20, 2014 at 1:38pm 10/20/2014 at 1:38pm

God bless the internet and all its wonderful treasures. This 2001 commercial from Holiday Inn Express was frighteningly prophetic. Hilarious, but prophetic. The ad shows a completely inept science team dealing with an Ebola sample, but you can feel safe because they stayed at Holiday Inn Express and are therefore, smart.

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Obamamedia found someone other than Bush to blame for Ebola

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 8:00am 10/19/2014 at 8:00am

Remember all the times Obama golfed, traveled to Hawaii, vacationed in Martha’s Vineyard and the liberal media insisted that it was no big deal because an executive can do their job from anywhere?

Apparently, that rule doesn’t extend to Republican governors and while most Americans might think the government’s poor handling of...

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“So we have a virus on the loose that turns your organs into liquid … “

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 5:45pm 10/18/2014 at 5:45pm

Yesterday’s announcement that the Obama administration was appointing partisan bureaucrat Ron Klain as Ebola Czar was met with partisan reactions. Liberals think it’s a great idea while conservatives are skeptical.

Perhaps no one put the situation in perspective better than Charles Krauthammer who, by being a psychiatrist is also a medical doctor...

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Ebola-infected nurse in “fair condition,” speaks from hospital room

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 4:30pm 10/18/2014 at 4:30pm

Nina Pham tested positive for Ebola. The 26 year old nurse from Dallas, Texas was among the health care crew taking care of Eric Duncan. Ebola took Duncan’s life, October 8.

Prior to being transported to Bethesda, Maryland to receive more intensive treatment, Pham seemed to be in good spirits. She teared...

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