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Ebola Vaccine Trial: 100% Effective

Via Science Magazine: A highly unusual clinical trial in Guinea has shown for the first time that an Ebola vaccine protects people from the deadly virus. The study, published online today by The Lancet, shows that the injection offered contacts of Ebola cases 100% protection starting 10 days after they received a single shot of the vaccine, which is produced …

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TIME’s Person Of The Year

Via TIME Magazine: Ebola is a war, and a warning. The global health system is nowhere close to strong enough to keep us safe from infectious disease, and “us” means everyone, not just those in faraway places where this is one threat among many that claim lives every day. The rest of the world can sleep at night because a …

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Band Aid 30 – Do They Know It’s Christmas

The third remake of the 1984 charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas debuted on British television last night. Via the Guardian: The more cynical might suggest that in the age of twitchforkings and twitterstorms, when it sometimes seems that no pop cultural event can pass without someone somewhere forensically examining it in the hope of find something they can …

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Media Coverage: AIDS Vs Ebola

New York Times writer David Dunlap compares the US media’s reaction to ebola to what followed after his own paper’s Lawrence Altman made the first notable mention of AIDS in 1983: I can easily imagine the metro desk of 2015 jumping in to follow up on Altman’s account: “Find out who’s died. Call Larry [Kramer]. Reach out to the families. …

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Obama Addresses Nation On Ebola

Via the Associated Press: President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science – not fear – as it responds to Ebola. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office after she was cured of Ebola. He says the other nurse who …

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NEW YORK CITY: Doctor Isolated With Possible Ebola After West Africa Trip
UPDATE: He Has Tested Positive

Via the New York Times: A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone …

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LIBERIA: Gays Attacked And Harassed After Christian Leaders Call Ebola God’s Punishment For Homosexuality

Via Reuters: Leroy Ponpon doesn’t know whether to lock himself in his flat in Monrovia because of the deadly Ebola virus, or because he is gay. Christian churches’ recent linking of the two have made life hell for him and hundreds of other gays. Ponpon, an LGBT campaigner in the Liberian capital, says gays have been harassed, physically attacked and …

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Pastor Ron Baity: God Will Destroy USA With Super-Ebola Over Gay Marriage

Jeremy Hooper writes at Good As You: Pastor Ron Baity, the winner of the Family Research Council’s 2012 “Watchmen Award” for pastors, is a longtime marriage activist in the state of North Carolina. He’s led many major rallies at which all of the activists and lawmakers who have tried to keep the Tar Heel state discriminatory have shown up to …

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Headline Of The Day

RedState founder and Fox News commentator Erick Erickson yesterday declared that since the NIH recently studied obesity in lesbians, that ate up all the money to find a cure for ebola. Seriously. The NIH has annual budget of over $30B. The lesbian study cost $1.5M, which is about 0.005% of the NIH’s annual budget. 

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