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Trials Of Ebola Vaccine Being Accelerated

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The World Health Organization has announced that testing is set to begin soon on what could end up being a vaccine against the Ebola virus: Health authorities and pharmaceutical companies are planning to test several new vaccines to prevent Ebola infection over the next few months, including one that is taken as a tablet, making […]

NBC Cameraman To Be Released After Being Cured Of Ebola

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The NBC freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola while on assignment in Liberia has been released from a hospital in Nebraska: Ashoka Mukpo, the cameraman diagnosed with Ebola while working in Liberia as a freelancer for NBC News, has been declared free of the virus and will be allowed to leave a biocontainment unit at the […]

U.S. To Route All Travelers From Ebola Stricken Nations To Specific Airports

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A new regulation will require all persons arriving in the U.S. from the nations western Africa dealing with the Ebola crisis, either directly or indirectly, to come through one of five airports: WASHINGTON — Anyone flying to the United States from Ebola-affected countries in West Africa must enter the country through one of five airports […]

Fear And Loathing In The Age Of Ebola

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As usual, politicians and pundits are helping to create a climate of fear and concern about Ebola that is not justified by the facts.

Gun Rights, Mental Health, And A Denial Of Due Process

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New York State’s gun law takes rights away from nearly 35,000 people without any due process whatsoever.

More Good Ebola News

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Via the BBC we find that : 1)  Nigeria has been declared Ebola free Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz, speaking in the capital Abuja, said it was a "spectacular success story". Nigeria won praise […]

Good News On The Ebola Front In The U.S., But The Real Battle Is In Africa

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America’s “Patient Zero” doesn’t appear to have spread Ebola very far, but continued vigilance is called for. And, we need to focus on the part of the world where there really is an Ebola Crisis.

Obama and Ebola: Perception and Reality

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The president is frustrated.

The Level of Dumb is Astounding (Huckabee on Borders and Ebola Edition)

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Illogic and fear from Mr. Huckabee.

Senegal Declared Free Of Ebola

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Following in the footsteps of Nigeria, Senegal is the latest nation in Africa to beat back the spread of Ebola from the “hot zone” countries in the western part of the continent: GENEVA — The World Health Organization declared the West African nation of Senegal to be free of Ebola on Friday, a rare success […]

Political Pressure Grows For An Ebola Travel Ban, But The Argument For One Remains Weak

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A travel ban sounds like a simple solution to a complex problem. Like most simple solutions, though, it becomes far less appealing when you think about the details.

Obama Names ‘Ebola Czar,’ Doesn’t Explain Why We Need One

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President Obama has appointed an “Ebola Czar,” but it’s unclear why we need one when there are already people who are supposed to be in charge of the Ebola response.

Second Ebola Nurse May Have Shown Early Symptoms Longer Than First Reported

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More Ebola news that could have a negative impact on public opinion.

Problems With The Response To Ebola, And A Little Perspective

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We’ve become aware of failures in how we’ve handled the Ebola situation. The response is to figure out what went wrong and do our best to fix it, not to panic.

Second Dallas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

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Another health care worker in Dallas is being treated for exposure to the Ebola Virus.

Forecast For Ebola In West Africa Worsens

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Sobering news from the World Health Organization.

Extreme Fitness Obsession

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Heather Havrilesky asks, “Why Are Americans So Fascinated With Extreme Fitness?

Americans Still Not Very Worried About Ebola

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It’s been a busy week on the Ebola front with the death of Thomas Eric Duncan and the news that a nurse who was treating him was diagnosed with the disease shortly after his death, not to mention several false alarms of people who were taken to hospitals for “Ebola-like” systems. Nonetheless, as yet Gallup […]

Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola, But That’s No Reason To Panic

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A second case, and the first person to apparently contract Ebola on U.S. soil. But, that’s no reason to panic.

Sierra Leone Admits ‘Defeat’ In Ebola Fight, Allows Home Care Of The Infected

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Public health officials in Sierra Leone are admitting that the Ebola epidemic in that country is spreading faster than they are able to respond to it: FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Acknowledging a major “defeat” in the fight against Ebola, international health officials battling the epidemic in Sierra Leone approved plans on Friday to help families […]

Liberia Suspends Elections In Wake Of Ebola Epidemic

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With various reports describing the nation in near collapse, Liberia is canceling its national elections as Ebola continues to ravage the nation: Monrovia (AFP) – Ebola-hit Liberia has suspended nationwide elections in the latest measure to combat an epidemic which has shut down society in three west African nations, restricting travel and forcing the cancellation […]

Today in Crazy Talk

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Aaron David Ward writing at LewRockwell.com:  The Ebola Effect: Blood From Stone The U.S. Government wants Ebola in America.   Why?  It’s good for business, specifically the business of the global elites.  It’s no secret the one-percent who rule the world want the global population reduced. It’s also no secret big pharma makes big money off […]

Today in Unnecessary Fearmongering

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Via the Weekly Standard:  General: If Ebola Reaches Central America, ‘There Will Be Mass Migration into the U.S.’ The piece is a series of excerpts from a panel at the National Defense University which included Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, the commander of the U.S. Southern Command (all excerpts are from Kelly). Now, without a doubt, […]

A 29 Year Old Woman Is Choosing To Die Rather Than Suffer Through Terminal Cancer

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A 29 year old woman will end her life in less than a month. That should be her choice.

U.S. To Begin Ebola Screenings For Travelers From West Africa

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Starting as early as this weekend, the U.S. will be screening arriving passengers from West Africa for signs of the Ebola virus: ATLANTA — Federal officials said Wednesday that they would begin temperature screenings of passengers arriving from West Africa at five American airports, beginning with Kennedy International in New York as early as this […]

Dallas Ebola Patient Dies

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Via CNN: Texas Ebola patient dies

Americans Aren’t Panicking Over Ebola

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Notwithstanding the incessant news coverage, politicians being politicians, and Internet rumor mongering that I wrote about yesterday, it doesn’t appear that Americans are overly concerned about Ebola at the moment: A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that just 11 percent of Americans are “very worried” about the Ebola virus infecting them or […]

Ebola In The Age Of 24/7 News And A Broken Political Culture

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Combining politics, an incessantly sensationalist news cycle, and a virus that scares a lot of people can’t end well.

Banning Air Travel Is The Wrong Response To The Ebola Outbreak

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Closing down international air travel won’t stop Ebola from becoming a bigger public health threat.

Ebola Continuing To Ravage Nations In West Africa

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As the United States deals with its first case of Ebola, the disease continues to ravage western Africa: As the Ebola epidemic intensifies across parts of West Africa, nations and aid agencies are pledging to respond with increasing force. But the disease has already raced far ahead of the promises, sweeping into areas that had […]

CDC Confirms First Ebola Case In The United States

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For the first time, someone has been diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

Ebola Outbreak In Nigeria Looks Like It’s Over

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Some good news on the Ebola front: Since the first patient — a dying Liberian-American — flew into Lagos, Nigeria, on July 20, the disease spread to 20 other people in two cities, who had contact with nearly 900 others. But every known case has now died or recovered, and the cure rate was unusually […]

10 Drinks a Day is a Lot of Drinks!

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The Ezra Klein-less Wonkblog makes us feel good about our drinking habits.

CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million By January

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The Centers For Disease Control has a particularly grim forecast for Africa’s ongoing Ebola epidemic: Yet another set of ominous projections about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was released Tuesday, in a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gave worst- and best-case estimates for Liberia and Sierra Leone based on […]

Entire Nation Of Sierra Leone On Lockdown Due To Ebola Epidemic

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The entire nation of Sierra Leone is essentially on lockdown due to the ongoing Ebola epidemic: FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The most ambitious and aggressive government campaign against the Ebola epidemic gripping parts of West Africa began on Friday when Sierra Leone ordered everyone in the country to remain indoors for three days, suspending commerce, […]

Texas Rangers Call Up Minor League Coach with Parkinsons So He Can Have Health Insurance

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A heartwarming story. But why don’t minor league coaches have insurance?

Reading is Apparently Good For You

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Dedicated reading improves our brains and our health—unless it’s on a computer screen.

D.C. Circuit Grants En Banc Review In Obamacare Funding Case

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Back in July, a three judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the tax subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act could only be applied to policies purchased under exchanges established by an individual state, not to policies purchased via the exchange set up by the Federal Government for the 30-odd […]

Baby Boomers Shocked They’re Getting Old

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Michele Willens wonders, “When Did We Get So Old?”

Ebola Death Toll In West Africa Hits 1,200

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The Ebola epidemic in western Africa continues to spread: LONDON — As West African nations grapple with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the death toll had exceeded 1,200 and announced increased efforts to forestall hunger in areas isolated by quarantine measures. The figure offered a […]

Doctor’s Office Baby Pictures Barred By HIPAA

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A good law has one rather silly unintended consequence.

Africa’s Ebola Crisis Hits 1,300 Cases

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With one of the Americans infected with the Ebola virus headed for Emory University’s hospital as we speak, we have reached the first time that a disease that has ravaged Africa in the past is being knowingly brought to North America. By all accounts, the steps that medical professionals are taking to ensure that the […]

Scientists: AIDS Could Be Brought Under Control By 2030

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Health experts are saying we could basically eliminate AIDS, or at least bring it under control, in fifteen years if we do the right things.

Paying Attention To Politics? You’re Probably Really Stressed Out

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In a new survey, Americans cite politics and the news as the biggest sources of stress in their lives.

Fewer Americans Are Without Health Insurance

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The number of uninsured Americans has declined since the Obamacare mandate went into effect.

Misplaced Vials Of Smallpox Found Abandoned In Storage Room

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The Federal Government  recently found vials containing the smallpox virus abandoned in an unsecured closet: Six vials of potentially deadly smallpox virus have been discovered in a place they shouldn’t have been — an unused corner of a storage room at a Food and Drug Administration laboratory in Maryland, federal health officials said Tuesday. It’s the […]

Did Gingrich Correctly Predict Medicare’s Demise?

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In 1995, the Speaker predicted Medicare is “going to wither on the vine because we think people are voluntarily going to leave it.”

Mosquitoes Kill More People All Other Animals Combined

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Bill Gates is working to raise awareness of the world’s deadliest animal: the mosquito.

3D Printed Organs Coming Soon

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The burgeoning science of additive manufacturing is on the verge of being able to print functioning human organs.

New York’s Highest Court Kills Mike Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

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Mike Bloomberg’s absurd soda ban is, thankfully, dead.

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