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  • Rubio to propose Ebola visa ban

    Rubio to propose Ebola visa ban
    Joining several other Florida lawmakers who earlier advocated some sort of travel ban, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio today announced he intends to introduce a bill to impose a temporary ban on new visas for nationals of the countries of Liberia, Guinea and...
  • Sirleaf pleads for Liberia, and for Africa

    Sirleaf pleads for Liberia, and for Africa
    As the Ebola nightmare continues in Liberia and as we battle to contain the epidemic, it is important to look beyond the immediate crisis. Many more lives will be lost before this dreadful outbreak is beaten, but to properly honor the memory of the...
  • Arresting Ebola Carriers Will Not Curb Virus

    Arresting Ebola Carriers Will Not Curb Virus
    In 1983, before the HIV virus was identified, a young woman in New Haven was diagnosed with an apparent case of AIDS. Carlotta Locklear was a commercial sex worker who was struggling with a heroin addiction and had an infant child. She was also the center...
  • The dangers of not vaccinating children

    The dangers of not vaccinating children
    I know that parents worry about whether vaccines are safe for their children. But they also should consider the dangers of not vaccinating, which is why I'm telling my family's story. In 1970, on a Fulbright cultural exchange, my husband and I moved...
  • Premature births a big factor in high U.S. infant mortality rate

    Premature births a big factor in high U.S. infant mortality rate
    Despite recent progress in preventing the deaths of its youngest citizens, the United States’ infant mortality rate is fourth highest among 29 of the world’s most developed nations, a new report says. With 6.1 infant deaths per every 1,000...
  • Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

    A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day. Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable...
  • U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response

    U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response
    U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost. Klain, a former...
  • To fight contagion, U.S. must reset security-liberty balance

    Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation. It will stop the epidemic "in its tracks." And yet nurses Nina Pham and...
  • America needs straight talk on Ebola to prevent panic

    Let's make a deal: We'll all promise not to panic about Ebola if the experts — especially those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — agree to get their stories straight. They should begin by giving a better explanation of...
  • As 'critical weekend' passes, Ebola anxiety grows

    As 'critical weekend' passes, Ebola anxiety grows
    With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States but dozens of people being monitored in case they contract the disease, President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to give in to "hysteria" about the spread of the virus. As though...
  • 'We can't give in to hysteria,' Obama says of Ebola fears

    Trying to calm an increasingly alarmed public, President Obama on Saturday urged Americans to keep the Texas Ebola cases “in perspective,” as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepared new guidelines for healthcare workers who...