Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster http://t.co/kunVRIrSFB— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer)...



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"The vaccine is made without growing the influenza virus in chicken eggs, which is the way that flu..."

“The vaccine is made without growing the influenza virus in chicken eggs, which is the way that flu shots were made for more than four decades. Instead, Flucelvax is grown in kidney cells from dogs. The technology means that the shot can be made in less time than a traditional flu shot—enough virus can be churned out in about 65 hours to 75 hours, compared to the six months or so it takes to grow in chicken eggs. It also means that people who are allergic to eggs now have another option for getting immunized against the flu.”

- This Flu Shot Is Not Like the Others

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Ebola screening signs. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC by...



Ebola screening signs. #Hipstamatic #Oggl #Loftus #DC by jschwimmer http://instagram.com/p/us7rUAvZFi/



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Flipboard launches a fresh new design and gives you 30,000 topics to follow http://t.co/430bWsy7rE—...



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WATCH: Drone racing feels like flying the forests of Endor http://t.co/EDem3Cesci— Joshua Schwimmer,...



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The Undocumented Immigrants Who Rebuilt New York After Sandy http://t.co/Ha0EBzdnjr— Joshua...



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Iridescent Cloud Edge Over Colorado via NASA...



Iridescent Cloud Edge Over Colorado via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141029.html



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Astronaut Chris Hadfield took 45,000 photos from space—here are some of the best...



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"The governors of a number of states, including New York and New Jersey, recently imposed 21-day..."

“The governors of a number of states, including New York and New Jersey, recently imposed 21-day quarantines on health care workers returning to the United States from regions of the world where they may have cared for patients with Ebola virus disease. We understand their motivation for this policy — to protect the citizens of their states from contracting this often-fatal illness. This approach, however, is not scientifically based, is unfair and unwise, and will impede essential efforts to stop these awful outbreaks of Ebola disease at their source, which is the only satisfactory goal. The governors’ action is like driving a carpet tack with a sledgehammer: it gets the job done but overall is more destructive than beneficial.”

- Ebola and Quarantine — NEJM

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Tim Cook comes out. http://t.co/KpuDfRU2MJ— Joshua Schwimmer, MD (@joshuaschwimmer) October 30,...



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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Street harassment video: A hidden camera records what women go through on New York streets....



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Bellevue Workers, Worn Out From Treating Ebola Patient, Face Stigma Outside Hospital...



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Retrograde Mars via NASA...



Retrograde Mars via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141028.html



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13,703 Ebola cases reported, likely over 5,000 deaths and 70% mortality rate in Guinea, Liberia,...



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

National Institutes of Health warns that quarantines of health workers could make the Ebola epidemic...



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Health care workers of Ebola patients will be confined in homes for 21 d; state will follow, provide...



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"Off British Summer Time and back on the old clock.  And by “old” I mean 1850 or thereabouts...."

“Off British Summer Time and back on the old clock.  And by “old” I mean 1850 or thereabouts.  Greenwich Mean Time, which is Zulu Time and generally Coordinated Universal Time, which means that the British invented time across the universe.  Don’t argue.  The British invented time and you have to just sit there and like it.  We also invented sleep.  Previous to our invention of time, sleep in Britain was generally sectional.  People would go to sleep after the sun set — “first sleep” — and then wake up in the middle of the night for an hour or two.  We’d potter around, visit the neighbours, read, shag.  And then return to bed for “second sleep,” which lasted until sunrise.  Sectional sleep was killed by industrialisation and the spread of streetlighting, which reached its critical mass around the point that GMT was established.  It’s odd to think of sleep as we know it as a modern invention.  We are a terrible destructive people and it’s no wonder nobody likes us.”

- Greenwich Mean Time

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"Here are photos and an interview with Dr. Craig Spencer before he became New York City’s first...



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Sunspots and Solar Eclipse via NASA...



Sunspots and Solar Eclipse via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141025.html



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Saturday, October 25, 2014

"Here are photos and an interview with Dr. Craig Spencer before he became New York City’s first...



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AR 2192: Giant on the Sun via NASA...



AR 2192: Giant on the Sun via NASA http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap141024.html



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doctor in New York City positive for Ebola virus in initial tests - @nytimes, @ABC, @NBCNews via...



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