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Staff writer with The Hill. I also do some TV. Interests include religion, mental health and bad language. Re-tweets are not endorsements.

Second Dallas nurse cleared of Ebola

thehill.com — The second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola appears to have beaten the virus while receiving care at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The nurse, Amber Vinson, is "regaining strength" and health officials are "no longer able to detect virus in her body," her mother said in a statement.

NIH launches human trial of second Ebola vaccine

thehill.com — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is starting to test a second Ebola vaccine on humans in partnership with the Pentagon, the agency announced Wednesday. "The need for a vaccine to protect against Ebola infection is urgent," said National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci in a statement.

NIH says nurse with Ebola is improving

thehill.com — Doctors treating the first Dallas nurse infected with Ebola upgraded her condition from "fair" to "good" on Tuesday. Officials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a brief statement saying the nurse, Nina Pham, appreciates the public's "concerns and well wishes" during her time in medical isolation.

US to reroute passengers from Ebola areas

thehill.com — All travelers from countries affected by the Ebola epidemic will now travel through one of five major U.S. airports, officials announced Tuesday. Under pressure from lawmakers, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is redirecting flights nationwide in an attempt to prevent more people from bringing Ebola across the border.

ObamaCare ‘death panel’ faces growing opposition from Democrats

thehill.com — ObamaCare's cost-cutting board - memorably called a "death panel" by Sarah Palin - is facing growing opposition from Democrats who say it will harm people on Medicare. Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean drew attention to the board designed to limit Medicare cost growth when he called for its repeal in an op-ed late last month.

NIH: Ebola unit 'not a torture chamber'

thehill.com — The nurse receiving care for Ebola at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is in good spirits and resting comfortably, doctors said at a press conference Friday. "She has her iPad," said NIH official Anthony Fauci, who is one of the doctors caring for 26-year-old Nina Pham. "This isn't a torture chamber."

Dem operative to be Ebola czar

thehill.com — President Obama is set to appoint top Democratic operative Ron Klain to oversee the government's Ebola response, according to CNN. Klain served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden and currently works in the private sector as president of Case Holdings and general counsel to Revolution LLC, an investment firm.

Clash over Ebola travel ban

thehill.com — Debate over banning travel from West Africa dominated a House hearing on Ebola Thursday as Republicans clashed with federal health officials on the need to suspend flights. "Administration officials still refuse to consider any travel restrictions for the more than 1,000 travelers a week entering the U.S. from Ebola hot zones," said Rep.

Lawmakers hammer Ebola response

thehill.com — Lawmakers in both parties are hammering the Obama administration's response to Ebola, calling for significant improvements to stop the virus's spread in Dallas and elsewhere. "By underestimating both the severity of the danger and overstating the ability of our healthcare system to handle Ebola cases, mistakes have been made," said Rep.

Boehner: White House should consider Ebola travel ban

thehill.com — Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said President Obama should "absolutely consider" banning travel from countries most affected by Ebola despite the White House's insistence that the option is off the table. In his first public response to Ebola this month, Boehner said the administration "must be able to assure Americans" that the outbreak in Dallas is under control.
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Oct 22, 2014

RT @ddiamond: • Five Americans: Recovered. • Nina Pham: "In good condition." • Amber Vinson: Tests negative for virus. Ebola: We can beat this thing.

Oct 22, 2014

Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse diagnosed with Ebola, has beat the virus ... thehill.com/policy/healthc…

Oct 22, 2014

NIH launches human trial of second potential Ebola vaccine ... thehill.com/policy/healthc…

Oct 22, 2014

Wow, people really care about that dog Bentley.

Oct 22, 2014

There's a place in DC that will charge you $5 for toast with edible flower petals on it: washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/youngand…

Oct 22, 2014

---> RT @sarahkliff A little different from my typical stories, but here’s some rage I have put onto the interwebs. vox.com/2014/10/22/703…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @OperArtz: @SFOpera @SFSymphony @SFCityHall VanNess&Grove corner ablazed in #OctoberTogether tonight. Congrats #OctoberTogether" href="http://twitter.com/SFGiants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@SFGiants Game1! http://t…

Oct 17, 2014

Nina Pham has her iPad in isolation. Wonder how much of the coverage she's reading thehill.com/policy/healthc…

Oct 16, 2014

RT @brianbeutler: .@smbeutler brings 30 years of infection control experience to this piece RE Ebola newrepublic.com/article/119874… (DISCLOSURE: he also made me, so…)

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