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  • DHS: Visitors from three Ebola-stricken West African countries can stay in US for 18 months

    11/21/2014 4:36:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2014
    The Obama administration says people in the United States whose home countries are ravaged by Ebola can stay in America. The decision by the Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary status to about 8,000 people currently living in the U.S. The move, first reported by Reuters, was designed to protect people from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone from being deported back to areas experiencing disaster conditions. The temporary stay currently has an 18-month ceiling on it. However, after that time, DHS will assess whether the protection should be extended. In order to receive protected status, residents from the three...
  • Erdogan to Visit Equatorial Guinea out of 'Solidarity' over Ebola

    11/20/2014 7:43:21 AM PST · by piasa · 4 replies
    Hürriyet Daily News ^ | 19 November 2014 | Sevil Erkus
    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected advice to cancel the second Turkey-Africa Partnership Summit in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus. Erdoğan has insisted on going ahead with the scheduled summit in order to display solidarity with the host country, Foreign Ministry officials told the Hürriyet Daily News. The Turkish president will attend the summit in Malabo on Nov. 20-21. Following the launch of Turkey’s “opening up to Africa" strategy, the country has transited to the phase of “partnership with Africa” since 2013, according to officials. Around 200 business leaders and...
  • Ebola Cure: Drinking One Gallon Of Water A Day Can Increase Survival Rate Of Ebola

    11/19/2014 3:28:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Your Health ^ | November 19, 2014
    The Ebola outbreak has taken more than 5,000 lives in West Africa and infected more than 14,000 individuals in just eight months. During the outbreak crisis, many organizations are clamoring to produce the first cure for the disease. However, an expert from the World Health Organization says that the key to surviving the fatal disease is as simple as drinking water. Dr. Simon Mardel, a veteran relief physician who is consulting on the crisis in West Africa says hydration is most effective way to fight the deadly disease until more extensive and potent treatment options like medicines and vaccines are...
  • Surgeon with Ebola died, Nebraska hospital says

    11/17/2014 5:51:59 AM PST · by george76 · 85 replies
    ap ^ | Nov 17, 2014
    Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release Monday that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. Salia contracted Ebola while working as a surgeon in Sierra Leone. He arrived Saturday to be treated at the Omaha hospital
  • Chinese team arrives in Liberia to staff Ebola clinic

    11/15/2014 5:15:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ca.reuters.com ^ | Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:12pm EST
    About 160 Chinese health workers arrived on Saturday in Liberia, where they are due to staff a new $41 million Ebola clinic that, unlike most other foreign interventions, is being built and fully run by Chinese personnel. China, Africa's biggest trade partner, had come under fire for the level of its response to the Ebola crisis. But it said this week it would send 1,000 personnel to help fight an outbreak that has killed over 5,000 people in West Africa. "Up to now in Liberia, China is the only country which provides not only the construction of an ETU (Ebola...
  • Jeanne Shaheen's Dishonest Claim That Obamacare Doesn't Cut Medicare

    11/13/2014 6:07:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/22/2014 | Avik Roy
    Healthcare, Fiscal, and Tax 10/22/2014 Jeanne Shaheen's Dishonest Claim That Obamacare Doesn't Cut Medicare Avik Roy In last night’s U.S. Senate debate in New Hampshire between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen (D.) and challenger Scott Brown (R.), Shaheen uttered a flat-out, bald-faced lie: that Obamacare doesn’t cut Medicare spending to pay for its expansion of coverage to the uninsured. It’s a talking point that a number of Democratic Senate candidates—and their enablers in the lefty blogosphere—have been clinging to. And it’s embarrassingly dishonest. “I want to go back to Scott Brown’s suggestion that we’ve taken three-quarters of a trillion dollars out of...
  • House to hold two more Ebola hearings

    11/11/2014 5:49:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 10, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    House Republicans have scheduled two more hearings on the U.S. response to Ebola, focusing on the health system's readiness for more cases and the development of cures and treatments. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Health and Oversight and Investigations will host the events on Tuesday and Wednesday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden will appear at one to discuss training for U.S. health workers and other preventative measures against the virus's spread. "The threat of the Ebola outbreak is real and extends beyond its source in West Africa," said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred...
  • Megachurch Followers believe a C-130 flying at low Altitude dropped Explosives on Church

    11/10/2014 9:23:44 AM PST · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    theafricom.com ^ | 6 Nov 2014
    Full Title: "Nigeria: Megachurch Pastor “TB Joshua” Followers believe a C-130 Hercules Military plane flying at low Altitude may have dropped Explosives on the Church Building" Followers of Megachurch owner and Pastor “TB Joshua” believe it is possible that a C-130 Hercules military cargo plane flying at low altitude dropped explosives on a guesthouse at Nigerian pastor TB Joshua’s Megachurch, killing 116 people inside? That depends on who you ask. Joshua, a self-proclaimed prophet, failed to show up Wednesday at a coroner’s inquest into the causes of the September 12 collapse at the building in the grounds of his Lagos...
  • Iraq: Exclusive Photos Show Al-Hanooti's Political Clout

    03/28/2008 10:26:14 AM PDT · by llevrok · 13 replies · 619+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 3/27/08 | Steven Emerson
    Before he was alleged to have become a spy for Saddam Hussein's regime, Muthanna Al-Hanooti's charity work and political activism provided him with access to the highest echelons of government. Newsletters collected by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, some published now for the first time, show Al-Hanooti photographed with dignitaries ranging from First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 and Vice President Al Gore along with significant members of Congress. That may explain why Iraqi intelligence agents had confidence that Al-Hanooti would be able to persuade Congress to lift economic sanctions against Iraq. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses him of...
  • ‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine

    11/07/2014 9:16:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 157 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/6/14 | Steve Weatherbe
    Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government. According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine. “We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame...
  • [ Spoof/ Gag ] Ebola-R-Us – Deadly Disease With

    11/07/2014 7:52:10 PM PST · by Randall_S · 18 replies
    Magnified View Blog ^ | Posted on 30-10-2014 | Posted by Yoda and Dauntless Don
    EBOLA-R-US – DEADLY DISEASE WITHOUT BORDERS “The definitive explanation of Ebola to date”, said a senior CDC insider after reading a draft copy of this article. All you needEbola Sign Ebola R Us Deadly Disease Without Borders to know and how to best protect yourself and your family. Here are the deadly, unspun, unvarnished Ebola and infectious disease crisis conditions we are currently confronted with: BREAKING! The Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted a page in their website stating that the Ebola virus was transmissible in air in a still room (airborne!) within 10 feet of a cough...
  • Here’s How Waka Flocka Is Joining The Fight Against Ebola (Finally!)

    11/07/2014 1:54:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    MTV News ^ | November 7, 2014 | Nadeska Alexis
    Health care workers are facing more than a few hurdles in their battle to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak that’s sweeping across Africa, and countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone have been hit particularly hard. A lack of electricity in the West African nations has made battling the disease even more dangerous, and now Waka Flocka Flame is teaming up with WakaWaka, to help deliver portable solar-powered lights to these countries. Camille van Gestel, the CEO of WakaWaka, started a kickstarter campaign to raise enough money to send lights and medical packets to health care workers on the front lines....
  • Polygamy freedom in our life time

    11/07/2014 12:07:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News24 for South Africa ^ | November 4, 2014 | Justice Ngoma
    1994 ought to have brought freedom entirely, but that never happened. We never got Polygamy freedom. President Zuma has indeed proven that Polygamy can be practised in South Africa. President Zuma has been married at least five times. We now have to ask why South Africans opted to have selective freedom? Marriage can be by capture, by purchase or by choice. Obviously the majority would agree with me that marriage by choice is the favorable, however some broke men would definitely opt for Marriage by capture. Why would the majority opt for Marriage by choice, obviously they can easily hide...
  • Hemorrhagic fever cases reported in Sudan’s Kordofan

    11/05/2014 8:59:29 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    Radio Tamazuj ^ | November 5, 2014 | Kadugli
    Hemorrhagic fever cases reported in Sudan’s Kordofan About five cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in Kadulgli town in Sudan’s South Kordofan, according to medical sources. A source told Radio Tamazuj that about five children were taken to Kadugli Hospital, amid a media blackout due to a visit by the First Vice President Bakri Hassan Selah to the town today. The visiting vice-president was expected to inaugurate health facilities in the area. Meanwhile, security agents allegedly refused a transfer of one of the suffering children to El Obeid Hospital for treatment. This comes after similar reports in October of...
  • As Ebola Declines In Liberia, Health Officials Reassess Response Plans

    11/04/2014 5:52:58 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-4-2014 | Lenny Bernstein
    Lenny Bernstein November 3, 2014 MONROVIA, Liberia — The rate of new Ebola infections here has declined so sharply in recent weeks that even some of the busiest treatment facilities are now only half-full and officials are reassessing the scale of the response needed to quell the epidemic. The turnaround has occurred without the provision of a single treatment bed by the U.S. military, which has promised to build 17 Ebola facilities containing 100 beds each across Liberia. Those treatment units will be constructed, said Bill Berger, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Disaster Assistance Response Team here....
  • Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload rises

    11/04/2014 4:34:44 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    PennLive ^ | 11/03/2014 @ 3:22PM | David Wenner
    Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload risesPennsylvania health officials as of Monday afternoon were monitoring 135 people for possible Ebola symptoms, an increase of 30 from last week. All have recently arrived in Pennsylvania after visiting one of the areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak. However, none are known to have had direct exposure to Ebola, or have shown symptoms. Pennsylvania receives between one and roughly 25 people daily who have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, where about 13,600 people have been stricken with Ebola, and nearly 5,000 have died as of the end of October.
  • [BBC Update Ebola: London woman tests negative] Ebola crisis: Woman admitted to London hospital with

    11/03/2014 12:38:53 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 28 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | November 3 | Nina Massey
    A woman admitted to a London hospital last night is being tested for the Ebola virus, it has been confirmed. The patient has a history of travel in west Africa and is described as suffering from a "haemorrhagic fever". It is thought she presented herself to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, with a high temperature.
  • Horror Stories from and Solutions for Schoolgirls Escaping Boko Haram

    11/02/2014 10:44:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2014 | Kimberly Smith
    Boko Haram is a radical Islamic wanna-be ruling force in Nigeria who kidnapped nearly 300 school girls in one fell swoop in April of this year. Michelle Obama was outraged. EightyU.S. military troops flew in, vowing to never leave until the girls are found. The Nigerian government agreed to a ceasefire against the captors, claiming the group is preparing to release the girls—who they openly call “sex slaves” and threaten to sell in the market. Yet, hundreds more girls and women have been kidnapped since April by the same wanna-bes, including 60 immediately after the ceasefire proclamation and 30 more...
  • Kaci Hickox Was A ‘Disease Detective’ For The CDC

    11/01/2014 3:04:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 1, 2014
    Kaci Hickox was a “disease detective” for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a widely overlooked part of her op-ed for the Dallas Morning News. While Hickox did not fail to disclose this information to readers — or rather, the Dallas Morning News didn’t — Conservative news sites have recently taken notice and commenced calling her out on the connection. Hickox has received much criticism from the Right and the Left for her defiance of a mandatory quarantine order. A Maine judge recently upheld that defiance, allowing her to come and go as she pleases for...
  • Congo Crowd Kills Man, Eats Him After Militant Massacres: Witnesses

    10/31/2014 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    Congo Crowd Kills Man, Eats Him After Militant Massacres: Witnesses A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The incident in the town of Beni followed a number of overnight raids in the area blamed on the Islamist group ADF-NAUL, who are thought to have massacred more than 100 people this month, using hatchets and machetes to kill their victims.
  • Cargo ship from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone bound for Port Canaveral (Self-monitoring)

    10/31/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    WOFL-TV ^ | October 31, 2014 | Derrol Nail, Reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The EOT Spar is a 300-foot-long cargo ship due in Port Canaveral just 17 days after leaving the port of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone in West Africa. The country has documented 5,235 Ebola cases so far, according to the World Health Organization. The U.S. Coast Guard says federal requirements already in place, as well as self-monitoring by the crew is enough to reduce risk to Central Floridians. The Coast Guard says it is in close communication with the EOT Spar, an American-flagged cargo ship out of Annapolis, Maryland. It's scheduled...
  • Canada bans travelers from Ebola hot spots

    10/31/2014 3:58:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | October 31, 2014 | Ralph Ellis, CNN
    Canada will stop processing visa applications from foreign nationals who have visited West African nations with large outbreaks of the Ebola virus, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Friday. Applications will be returned to people from Ebola hot spots who have already applied for visas, officials said in a press release. The changes do not affect Canadians currently in West Africa, the press release said. Health care workers in West Africa will be permitted to travel back to Canada. The action is similar to that taken by Australia several days ago. "Our number one priority is to protect Canadians,"...
  • Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses

    10/31/2014 3:34:23 PM PDT · by Trapper6012 · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:05pm GMT
    BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The incident in the town of Beni followed a number of overnight raids in the area blamed on the Islamist group ADF-NAUL, who are thought to have massacred more than 100 people this month, using hatchets and machetes to kill their victims. Witnesses said the man, who has not been identified, aroused suspicion on a bus when passengers discovered he could...
  • (Vanity) Scouter's New Ebola Projections - Version 2.4

    10/31/2014 3:20:01 PM PDT · by scouter · 18 replies
    Self | October 31, 2014 | Scouter
    I thought the end of October would be a good time to publish some new projections. Here's an overview of the method I used. To project the number of future cases I calculated the daily rate of increase over the last 21 days for each of the three major countries and used that rate to make individual projections into the future at various intervals. I then added them up. I chose to use the last 21 days because that is the incubation period of the disease, and to my way of thinking, represents how fast the epidemic is growing now....
  • Will Ebola kill you? It depends on your genes

    10/31/2014 7:52:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    The Dailly Mail ^ | 10-30-14 | Lizzie Parry
    Genetics will determine whether a person infected with Ebola dies, scientists claimed today. A new study has found DNA could be the key to tracking the deadly effects of the virus which has ravaged West Africa. The World Health Organisation revealed nearly 5,000 people have died from the disease, which has devastated Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. A team of scientists at Washington University believe their study has identified genetic factors behind the mild-to-deadly range of reactions to the virus.
  • Why Ebola Quarantines Will Grow Larger -- And More Troubling

    10/30/2014 3:56:30 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/30/14 | Scott Gottlieb
    The critical reckoning over forced quarantines is still to come. Consider this scenario. Sometime in January or February – as the Ebola epidemic explodes out of West Africa – we’ll start experiencing larger, more frequent outbreaks in American cities. With the flu as a background to confound suspected cases of Ebola, public health departments will be hard pressed to “track and trace” all of the potential “contacts” when perhaps dozens of Ebola cases pop up in their cities. Unable to pinpoint who might have come in close contact with Ebola, and be at risk of contracting the virus, they will...
  • Pinoys urged to leave Ebola-hit West Africa (Philippines)

    10/30/2014 1:10:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Philippines on Thursday urged hundreds of its citizens to leave Ebola-hit west African nations, as it announced anyone who returned would be placed under a 21-day quarantine. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said the government had made a "voluntary repatriation" call to about 900 workers in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. He told a local television network that President Benigno Aquino III had also ordered those who did return would have to be isolated in a government facility. "The president has asked us to come down with a ruling, anyone coming from those countries, they must undergo a...
  • U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

    10/29/2014 11:46:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 30, 2014 | Nelson Acosta in Havana
    U.S. government officials joined health experts from throughout the Americas at an Ebola conference in Cuba on Wednesday, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease. The meeting organized by ALBA, a bloc of leftist-governed countries, aims to coordinate a regional strategy on the prevention and control of Ebola, which has killed about 5,000 people in West Africa but in the Americas has only reached the United States. U.S. military personnel and Cuban medical specialists are already posted in West Africa and prepared to work side by side if needed, officials have said, and Washington...
  • De Blasio rebukes report about Ebola patient

    10/29/2014 11:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Capital New York ^ | October 29, 2014 | Sally Goldenberg
    Mayor Bill de Blasio admonished a report in Wednesday's New York Post that accused Dr. Craig Spencer, the Harlem physician who tested positive for Ebola last week, of lying to authorities about his self-monitored quarantine. "I'm sick of these attempts to belittle a man who is a hero. It's got to end," de Blasio told reporters after a Hurricane Sandy-related press conference on Staten Island. "This is a guy who went into danger to protect all of us. We don't spend a lot of time when someone comes back wearing a military uniform questioning their desire to do good." The...
  • Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

    10/29/2014 2:23:33 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 29 Oct 14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared. Obama said doctors and nurses from the United States who have volunteered to fight Ebola in West Africa are American heroes who must be treated with dignity and respect. His remarks came amid debate between the federal government and several states over how returning health care workers should...
  • Africa: A Tragic Continent

    10/28/2014 7:25:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Walter Williams
    Though there's a strong case for us to help with the Ebola crisis, the worst thing Westerners could do to Africa would be to send more foreign aid. Foreign aid provides the financial resources that enable Africa's grossly corrupt and incompetent regimes to buy military equipment, pay off cronies and continue to oppress their people. It also provides resources for the leaders to live lavishly and set up "retirement" accounts in foreign banks.
  • Kaci Hickox Won't Follow Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule,

    10/28/2014 8:48:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Oct 28, 2014
    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 not intend to abide by the quarantine imposed by Maine officials because she is not a risk to others," her attorney Steven Hyman said. "She is asymptomatic and under all the protocols cannot be deemed a medical risk of being contagious to anyone." ... Maine requires that health care workers such as Hickox who return to the state from West Africa will...
  • WH: Army Ebola policy not needed for civilians

    10/28/2014 6:43:04 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 Oct 14 | Justin Sink
    The Army's decision to quarantine soldiers returning from West Africa is related to logistical concerns, meaning that the same protocols would not be appropriate for civilian doctors traveling back to the United States from the region, the White House said Tuesday. "The science would not back that up," press secretary Josh Earnest said. "In fact, implementing this military policy in a civilian context would only have the effect of hindering our Ebola response by dissuading civilian doctors and nurses from traveling to West Africa to stop the outbreak in its tracks." On Monday, the Army announced that soldiers returning from...
  • Fox: Memo Shows State Dept. Wants to Send African Ebola Patients Here

    10/28/2014 5:22:57 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    mediaite. ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Fox News obtained a State Department memo today that reportedly details a plan to bring Ebola patients from Africa into the United States for treatment. Last night Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte claimed there was “increasing evidence” that the White House has been making such plans, before anything was actually confirmed. According to Fox correspondent Mike Emanuel, this internal memo they obtained was marked sensitive but unclassified, and goes over a proposal to determine whether the U.S. should accept non-citizens for Ebola treatment. And what they recommend is that there should be medical evacuation for eligible non-citizens, and the State Department...
  • Joint Chiefs recommend quarantine for all US troops returning from West Africa

    10/28/2014 4:28:30 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 28, 2014 | John Harper and Chris Carroll
    The military’s top brass has recommended that all American troops returning from the mission to combat Ebola in West Africa be quarantined, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel “shares the concerns by the chiefs about the safety and well-being not only of our troops but also of their families,” but has not yet made a decision about whether to approve the recommendation from the Joint Chiefs. Hagel received the chiefs’ recommendation on Tuesday, shortly after Army leadership decided to isolate Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams and 10 other...
  • Lawmaker claims plans may be in pipeline to bring non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment

    10/28/2014 7:44:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-28-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that his office has received "information from within the administration" that these plans are being developed. So far, only American Ebola patients have been brought back to the U.S. for treatment from the disease epicenter in West Africa. Goodlatte warned that expanding that policy could put the country at more risk. "Members of the media, my office have received confidential communications saying that those plans are being developed," Goodlatte said Monday night. *************** The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch also reported, shortly before Goodlatte sent the letter,...
  • Minn. African restaurant owner forced to change sign over Ebola fears

    10/27/2014 10:20:26 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Oct 14 | Fox News Staff
    Concern over Ebola has forced a Minnesota restaurant owner who serves African food to cover up part of her sign and reconsider her Liberian-themed menu. Kellita Whisnant has owned Mama Ti's African Kitchen in Brooklyn Park, Minn. for three years. Now that confirmed cases of Ebola have reached U.S. soil, she says business is down by about 50 percent. “This African name that brought people in before, is now hurting me," Whisnant told Minneapolis-St.Paul's KMSP Fox9 . "We get the jokes, the ridicule." Amid declining sales—and a customer flat out asking her if the restaurant had Ebola—Whisnant covered up the...
  • Letter: Many Americans are extremely tired of the victim scenario

    10/27/2014 9:41:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 26, 2014 | Von W. Mueller
    With the death of Michael Brown, the racial divide in this country has gotten worse. That is because of two diametrically opposed perspectives that permeate race relations. The first perspective is well-known and is reinforced repeatedly by the press and television media. Many Americans are angry and frustrated because of the belief the playing field for African-Americans is not level. White privilege keeps blacks down through job discrimination; blacks are profiled by law enforcement, resulting in much higher percentages of incarceration; the schools blacks have to attend are substandard and testing is biased. The first Ebola patient in Dallas was...
  • High turnout in Tunisia vote defies forecasts

    10/26/2014 8:57:57 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 26, 2014 | Ahmed El Amraoui
    Millions take part in elections to new parliament even as cradle of Arab Spring remains divided over post-2011 path... Sunday’s general election is the first under the North African country's new constitution and the second since the 2011 uprising that overthrew the regime of Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. Turnout defied most opinion polls, which had projected a decline in popular participation in the election of a 217-member legislature with a five-year term... One of the places where turnout was perceptibly high in Oued Ellil, on the outskirts of the capital Tunis, where a siege and gun battle left five...
  • Book Review: 'A Troublesome Inheritance' by Nicholas Wade

    05/03/2014 1:51:51 PM PDT · by globelamp · 82 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 050214 | Charles Murray
    ".. The orthodoxy's equivalent of the Nicene Creed has two scientific tenets. The first, promulgated by geneticist Richard Lewontin in "The Apportionment of Human Diversity" (1972), is that the races are so close to genetically identical that "racial classification is now seen to be of virtually no genetic or taxonomic significance." The second, popularized by the late paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, is that human evolution in everything but cosmetic differences stopped before humans left Africa, meaning that "human equality is a contingent fact of history," as he put it in an essay of that title in 1984." "Since the sequencing...
  • There Are Now 10,000 People Who Have Been Sickened By Ebola (and it's getting worse)

    10/25/2014 10:08:21 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    BI ^ | 10-25-2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    Stephanie Nebehay October 25, 2014 The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The virus, which reached Mali through a two-year-old girl who died on Friday, now threatens Ivory Coast, having infected people virtually all along its borders with Guinea and Liberia. Ivory Coast is the world's biggest cocoa producer. The Ebola outbreak has hurt the economic growth that has been raising living standards in the region. The three worst-hit countries of West Africa -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra...
  • NJ official: Female health care worker who'd been in Africa isolated with fever

    10/24/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT · by boycott · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Shimon Prokupecz
    New York (CNN) -- One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital. The second health care worker, a woman who hasn't been identified by name, did not have any Ebola symptoms upon arrival Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey health department spokesman Donna Leusner said. Yet things changed in the hours that followed. According to Leusner, "This evening, the health care worker developed a fever and is...
  • Ebola vaccine trials could start in Africa in December: WHO

    10/24/2014 8:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Times of India ^ | 10/24/2014 | Kounteya Sinha,TNN
    LONDON: One million doses of an Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced. Vaccines, "several hundred thousand" of which will be produced in the first half of the year would be initially made available to front line health workers in West Africa as early as by December 2014. Dr Marie Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director-general, said: "While we hope that the massive response, which has been put in place will have an impact on the epidemic, it is still prudent to prepare to have as much vaccine available if they are...
  • Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

    10/24/2014 5:23:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Richard Weizel
    Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus. The family of six West Africans, who arrived Saturday and were planning to live in the United States, will be watched for 21 days, Connecticut state health authorities said Thursday. Officials have yet to say where the family came from. ... Ebola fears have also touched one of the world's most reclusive countries, North Korea, which will bar entry...
  • Family, friends of Thomas Duncan protest outside hospital

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Oct 23, 2014 9:46 PM CDT | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has admitted that mistakes were made in the treatment of the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Duncan, and his family members have been very critical of the hospital since his death. Some family members and friends went to Presbyterian to stage a silent protest Thursday night. The silent protest boiled over into strong emotions, with some speaking out about their feelings.
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 4,821 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.
  • Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Bumps Ebola Effort to $100 Million

    10/23/2014 3:28:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Maggie Fox, senior health writer
    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Thursday he would raise his Ebola-fighting investments to $100 million, with programs to train doctors in Massachusetts and to build special containment units to evacuate any who get infected. Allen, the shyer sidekick of billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, wants to use the cash both to strategically help the fight against Ebola and to attract even more money. “The Ebola virus is unlike any health crisis we have ever experienced and needs a response unlike anything we have ever seen,” Allen said in a statement. “To effectively contain this outbreak and prevent it from becoming a...
  • Kenya Catholic Bishops criticise Tetanus vaccinations (Tetanus Vaccine Sterilize Women)

    10/22/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies
    NEWS.VA ^ | 10.10.2014
    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Health Commission has criticised the Government’s planned nation-wide Tetanus vaccination campaign. The statement has expressed deep concern regarding the vaccinations. It says that the campaign leaves many questions unanswered hence the alarm. This is contained in a media statement released by the Catholic Health Commission of Kenya currently meeting at St Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Kabula in Bungoma. The statement is co-signed by Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru of Embu Diocese with his counterpart, Bishop Joseph Mbatia of Nyahururu on behalf of the Commisssion of the Bishops' Conference. The Commission includes 24 health facility managers drawn...
  • CDC Ebola Plane N163PA Scheduled To Go to Africa Tonight?(Atlanta-Bermuda-Dakar)(Vanity)

    10/22/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Flightaware ^ | 10-22-2014 | TCRLAF
    It appears that the one of the CDC's Ebola patient planes will soon be on the move again, heading to Africa. This is from the flight-following website FlightAware. 23-Oct-2014 GLF3 Bermuda Int'l (TXKF / BDA) Dakar (GOOY / DKR) 06:25AM ADT 03:33PM GMT Scheduled 23-Oct-2014 GLF3 Cartersville (KVPC) Bermuda Int'l (TXKF / BDA) 02:10AM EDT 05:27AM ADT Scheduled http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N163PA