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Obama Ebola Czar is Dem political operative Ron Klain

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 17, 2014 at 4:00pm 10/17/2014 at 4:00pm
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Hey, that’ll work:

President Obama has asked Ron Klain, who served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former vice president Al Gore, as his Ebola response coordinator, according to a White House official.

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Ebola Panic: Obama signs Executive Order authorizing Reserves call up

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 4:19pm 10/16/2014 at 4:19pm
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S–t just got real.

The call up will assist the military force fighting Ebola as part of Operation United Assistance.

The Executive Order appears to be part of sending the...

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Another Texas healthcare worker contracts Ebola (Update: Obama cancels political travel)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 9:18am 10/15/2014 at 9:18am
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A press release issued today by the Texas Department of State Health Services:

Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
News Release
Oct. 15, 2014

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has tested positive for the disease.

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Are we approaching the “Tipping Point” for Ebola?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:34pm 10/14/2014 at 6:34pm

I was talking with biologists yesterday, as part of a work project, and we all were becoming increasingly alarmed at the bureaucratic response to the reports that nurses in Dallas and Spain were stricken with Ebola.

I stated that the “tipping point” would be reached if one of the nurses spread the...

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The End: Progressive group runs ad blaming GOP for Ebola

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:00am 10/14/2014 at 7:00am

A progressive organization called the Agenda Project Action Fund has produced a new ad which attempts to politicize Ebola by blaming its spread on Republicans and budget cuts.

Sahil Kapur of TPM reports:

Brutal New Ad Blames GOP Spending Cuts For Ebola Deaths (VIDEO)

The one minute ad, called “Republican Cuts Kill,” splices grueling...

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Catching Ebola

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 13, 2014 at 10:00am 10/13/2014 at 10:00am

So far – and admittedly, it’s very early – the pattern of transmission of Ebola in the United States has roughly matched the pattern of transmission in Spain.

These are the only two Western countries where transmission has occurred, and both cases happened to staff in hospitals under conditions that...

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Enterovirus-D68 Claims Another Child’s Life

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:30am 10/13/2014 at 8:30am

As the news of the first Ebola case contracted within the country rivets the nation, Enterovirus-D68 continues infecting our children.

Now it has claimed the life of a Michigan toddler:

A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in...

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Is Ebola about to go wild?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 10:33am 10/12/2014 at 10:33am
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No, of course not, because we have it under control.

Oh, wait, ‘Heroic’ Health Worker Becomes Second U.S. Ebola Case:

A Texas health care worker who cared for Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for the disease, hospital officials said Sunday. The worker became infected despite...

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The criteria for diagnosing Ebola

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 1:02pm 10/8/2014 at 1:02pm

Spain’s Ebola patient zero is a nurse’s assistant.

No one can say she kept mum about the fact that she’d been near an Ebola patient recently. Authorities were well aware of her exposure, because she was on the team that cared for a Spanish missionary and a Spanish priest, both of whom...

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The Inevitable: Jesse Jackson Makes Ebola Scare About Jesse Jackson

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 5:20pm 10/7/2014 at 5:20pm

As if Dallas weren’t enough of a circus already, Reverend Jesse Jackson has announced that he will be working with community leaders in Dallas to make sure that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan receives “the best humanitarian relief” available.

(Because round the clock care and rare experimental drug therapy isn’t enough, I...

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Enterovirus D-68’s Rebranding: Now, it’s “Non-Polio Enterovirus”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00am 10/7/2014 at 7:00am

Earlier, I weighed in on how the media and administration are handling the Ebola epidemic, using language to minimize the fact that it is a hemorrhagic fever.

It the wake of reports that Colorado children who suffered from an infection of the very aggressive respiratory pathogen, Enterovirus D-68, have also experienced limb...

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Potential Ebola patient being monitored in Houston suburb

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8:34pm 10/6/2014 at 8:34pm

First Dallas, now Houston.

Thankfully, Governor Perry put together a Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. The task force, “will assess and enhance the state’s existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus.”

Perry also, “called on the federal government to immediately begin enhanced...

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Dems seek to weaponize Ebola politically

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7:35pm 10/5/2014 at 7:35pm

First it was Politico spreading the talking point that Republicans were exploiting Ebola by pointing out the failure and incompetence of the Obama administration.

Huffington Post joined that chorus of GOP Lawmakers Continue To Stoke Ebola Fears.

Now it’s Van Jones making the argument that Democrats need to weaponize Ebloa for the 2014...

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Claim: Republicans Spreading Fear of Ebola

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7:30am 10/5/2014 at 7:30am

Americans’ fears about the spread of Ebola are growing, and the constant debunking of the Obama Administrations’ claims regarding the severity of the situation haven’t done much to gain the confidence of the public.

Dan Nather of Politico doesn’t seem to have a firm grasp on the reality of the current situation:

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Ebola: A Hemorrhagic Fever by Any Other Name

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8:18pm 10/4/2014 at 8:18pm

One of the most troubling tendencies of the Obama Administration and their minions in the media is to relabel a problem, giving the appearance that solutions are on their way.

Exhibit 1: An act of terror becomes a “man-caused disaster”. Exhibit 2: The prohibition on the term “illegal alien”.

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CNN Panelist: We Can’t Cut Flights to Liberia Over Ebola Because of Slavery

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 12:00pm 10/4/2014 at 12:00pm

As Americans become increasingly concerned about the spread of Ebola in the United States, there is a growing call to cut off flights to and from Liberia.

Senator Ted Cruz has even contacted...

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How did the Dallas hospital misplace the Ebola patient’s travel history?

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

US Ebola patient zero, Thomas Eric Duncan, recent arrival from Liberia, had to go to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital twice to get admitted. On his first go-round, the hospital sent him home with antibiotics even though a nurse had obtained information that he’d been in Liberia, and despite the fact...

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