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Beinecke Library's interior atmosphere is translucent. Its exterior appears opaque. The building is sited among secret society "tombs." This is what I mean by an ironical design.

"Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa with Doctors Without Borders and was diagnosed in New York Thursday, received the transfusion at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital Friday, the hospital said in a statement. The Christian organization that Writebol worked with, SIM, confirmed the donation Saturday."
New York Ebola Patient Craig Spencer Receives Blood From Writebol 25 Oct
"Samaritan’s Purse and SIM USA were instrumental in the evacuation of two U.S. missionaries from West Africa. These religious relief groups maintain a low profile in the U.S. but are often on the front line of public health crises."
Ebola crisis provides glimpse into Samaritan’s Purse, SIM 20 Aug

Little known fact: I am not maintaining a spreadsheet of reported antibody treatments since 1976. I've encountered enough documentation however to apprehend that Dr. Ribner's statement was false.

:: Pigged

Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks, says WHO | BBC
"The most accurate thing to say is, we don’t have a clue..."
Ebola doctor reveals how infected Americans were cured  28 Aug 2014

People receive treatment during those trials.

mmmm, that would depend on the study design. wouldn't it?

The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Through clinical research, clinician-investigators translate laboratory discoveries into better treatments, therapies, and interventions to improve the nation's health.

About the Clinical Center

Clinical studies are research studies in which real people participate as volunteers. Clinical research studies (sometimes called trials or protocols) are a means of developing new treatments and medications for diseases and conditions. There are strict rules for clinical trials, which are monitored by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some of the research studies at the Clinical Center involve promising new treatments that may directly benefit patients.

FAQs About Clinical Studies

iirc, NIH comprises eleven "institutes," each managing a budget and specialized research subjects. Occasionally I see transit advertising soliciting study participants. I couldn't comment about the frequency or content of other media placements. I couldn't comment on the frequency or content of NIH, CDC, Walter Reed, or, for example, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) marketing for physicians' patient referrals. I haven't met anyone employed for that particular function.

It was not my intention to suggest that the CDC and NIH grant-making activities do not support research in their own facilities; but to emphasize that the normal operations of these institutions does not include comprehensive medical or emergency medical services ("FEMA") for the general public.

:: Cohort studies, case control studies and randomized controlled trials Pigged
"Which empirical exercise would you like the US federal government to engage in to "contain" the *Ebola "threat" ACROSS THE GLOBE? "

Beinecke Library is a beautiful building (an ironical "tomb" design) in the center of campus, more or less, opposed to gothic Sterling and underground CCL. Anyhoo, releasing it's contents to the flow of information is what is a most meaningful and useful demonstration of lux et veritas and all that.
Voynich Manuscript

So was Fidel.

After an unsuccesful trip to Africa, Che told Fidel

From where does this claim come, CFR or Brookings?

Cuban doctors and nurses are usually the first to arrive at a disaster scene.

What information led you to that conclusion?

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"China and France will also cooperate with a third country in the disease-affected areas to help improve the local public health system."
China, France join hands to combat Ebola
China publishes book on Ebola prevention 

The drug, which AMMS has been studying and developing already for five years, is similar to Japanese flu drug favipiravir, developed by Fujifilm Holdings Corp, which has been used effectively to treat patients with Ebola.
Chinese military doctor Wang Hongquan, credited with inventing the drug, said on the investors call that JK-05 would first be used to treat Chinese nationals working in Africa with the disease, but treating non-Chinese would require further international approvals.

China military-linked firm eyes quick approval of drug to cure Ebola  14 Oct
(hier, NIGER, CAR, MALI; maitnant, "the forests of Guinea, in the heart of the outbreak") 21 Sep
Chinese Ebola doctors arrive in Africa
In fact, as various Washington sources state openly, AFRICOM was created to counter the growing presence of China
June 19, 1976, 1824Z, the "Angola Crisis" featuring MOBUTU and RUMSFELD

The CDC is the new FEMA ...

Is it really? My understanding, up to the date that DoD announced the formation of a "Rapid Response Team," was that CDC and NIH are basic and applied research grant-making institutions. Perhaps you would provide to me the a description of the actual "role" of these corporations (which are not people) in the US "medical system?"

"Ethics experts say they are also fielding more calls from doctors asking what their professional obligations are legal liabilities to patients if healthcare workers could be at risk."
Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients  22 Oct

Acute renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy can occur in critically ill patients infected with Ebola virus. The recommendations and information below are specific for hemodialysis and should be implemented with the precautions described in the document entitled, “Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals”.

Recommendations for Safely Performing Acute Hemodialysis in Patients with Ebola Virus Disease in U.S. Hospitals | CDC 23 Oct

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"In the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called the use of dialysis on an Ebola patient in Dallas a highly risky treatment. Ruf disagrees, acknowledging that there are risks but that they 'can be controlled if you adhere to strict routines.' "
Ebola cases in Germany test plans made long ago for other diseases
The Race to Contain, Rather Than Cure, Ebola 10 Oct
"WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib told The Associated Press that the only confirmed cases were in West Africa and the United States, with no known transmission outside West Africa."  6 Oct

Following the creation of UNMEER, a comprehensive 90-day plan to control and reverse the epidemic of EVD in West Africa has been put into action. To rapidly reverse the current crisis, capacity will be put in place to isolate at least 70% of EVD cases and safely bury at least 70% of patients who die from EVD by 1 December 2014 (the 60-day target). The ultimate goal is to have capacity in place for the isolation of 100% of EVD cases and the safe burial of 100% of patients who die from EVD by 1 January 2015 (the 90-day target), which is projected to result in a declining rate of transmission. In accordance with the WHO Ebola Response Roadmap, the 90-day Ebola Response plan requires that at least 50% of major inputs in five crucial domains be put in place by 1 November, with 100% of inputs in place by 1 December. Progress towards putting these inputs in place and the attainment of each target will be assessed through a comprehensive response-monitoring system, and will be reported in due course. The latest key developments in each domain are detailed below.
Case confirmation
Based on the most recent operational planning projections, an estimated 28 laboratories are required across the three intense-transmission countries. At present, 12 laboratories are operational (three in Guinea, five in Liberia, and four in Sierra Leone; figure 5). In Sierra Leone, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory that was previously located in Kenema has now relocated to the district of Bo.
[...Table 4: Ebola virus disease cases and deaths in Spain and the United States of America *No available data. Data are based on official information reported by Ministries of Health. These numbers are subject to change due to ongoing reclassification, retrospective investigation and availability of laboratory results....]
Fifteen countries that neighbour countries with widespread and intense transmission, or that otherwise have strong trade and travel ties with countries with widespread and intense transmission, will be prioritized for technical assistance on preparedness from specialist WHO teams.


primary caregiver to other adults


Why is that so weird, Mary?

I didn't say it was weird. To the contrary: I am correcting UID No. 756.

How many other patients in the US have reportedly received Doctor Bendo his blood donation and what is their current "health status"? (rhetorical question)
How many patients outside the US have reportedly received blood donated by *Ebola survivors and what is their current "health status?"
How many patients in "West Africa" have reportedly received blood donated by *Ebola survivors and what is their current "health status?"

I still don't get that story on the blood transfusion thing

How far behind are you??

What kind of parent calls his or her child "mini-me?"
What kind of adult calls his or her spouse "senior partner?"

What kind of parent calls himself a "primary care provider?"

financial literature criticism

In related news, my associate has just now informed me about an application for "people who are so lazy".

With its augmented reality interface, PhotoMath users have to centre [INCONTINENCE ALERT] the desired equation to solve on their device's camera, and PhotoMath recognising the mathematical expressions works out the answer, providing a detailed listed of steps taken to solve.
The app, soon after its launch, gained popularity and is reportedly the top free iOS app in a few countries currently. "It's really stunning: the PhotoMath video on Vimeo has very quickly reached 2 million views. Our web page has over 9000 page views each minute, and the iOS app alone was downloaded more than 1.6M times in less than three days, becoming the top free app in most countries around the world," stated the MicroBlink blog post on Thursday.

Photo Math

Not bad ... for a fin lit crit piker.

It's the gearing.
No, no, no.
It's the leverage and the gearing...
that produce "inequality profit."
< wipes tears >

PSA. Cases of "secondary infection " have another name, "Imported cases." Please make a note of it before updating input sources for a worldwide *Ebola CFR model.

Conditional release means that people are monitored by a public health authority for 21 days after the last known potential Ebola virus exposure to ensure that immediate actions are taken if they develop symptoms consistent with EVD during this period. People conditionally released should self-monitor for fever twice daily and notify the public health authority if they develop fever or other symptoms.

Interim Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Ebola Virus Disease Exposure 22 Oct

:: Pigged
Nurse Under Ebola Quarantine Criticizes Her Treatment
"He died alone. His only medication was a saline drip."
Exclusive: Ebola didn’t have to kill Thomas Eric Duncan, nephew says


How many comments "are you behind on" in this thread alone?

The American manual contains three reference libraries, republic, racism, and rents, for constructing interfaces, calling functions, and defining constants.

There are currently 23 guests and 159 members online. All callers to this ITC exchange are required to log in to ignore comments. Because kcoop and technology executive Bill McBride architected a secret forum object class of caller in case the number of members does not match the number of guests.

re: valid metric

"I'm a former fundamentalist which means I want chapter and verse on everything."
5. The New Testament as History

So yeah. US Census Bureau: What useful metrics of race and ethnicity does this corporation (which is not people) employ to dole out rents and enfranchisement in republic to the people?

re: schumpeter syndrome

Q: Do you ever regret trying to be a pioneer in healthcare, which is about as establishment as you can imagine? Did you ever anticipate it would be this much of a challenge?

A: The only thing I regret is I’d like to have more time with my children. For me, it would either doing 23andMe or doing nothing. I’m driving for change. On a weekly basis, people come up to me and talk about how I’ve saved their life. So I can’t get a better job.'

Disrupting Healthcare

The authors chose to enclose the word, paranoia, in scare quotes. Comparing the two articles on fear, what possible reasons might inform that editorial decision?

The two prompts to which I attached prior, topical related HCN comments, including your two, are
The Chapman University Survey on American Fears and A Short History of “Black Paranoia”.

Have you read either of these articles in their entirety?

I suppose that Mary will tell me if I'm wrong.

That expectation is unreasonable. My understanding is, I never express a personal opinion.
< wipes tears >

What are the two prompts to which your two interests are attached?


7.2B (according to US Census Bureau)

Cases of secondary infections ["epidemiological week" BWAHAHAHA! "secondary" BWAHAHAHAHA] of medical workers in the United States and Spain have occurred,[13][14].
As of 22 October 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a total of 9,964 suspected cases and 4,881 deaths (5,488 cases and 2,945 deaths having been laboratory confirmed),[2]

There have been 9936 EVD cases, and 4877 deaths, up to the end of 19 October. [...] A total of 9911 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of EVD and 4868 deaths have been reported up to the end of 19 October 2014 by the Ministries of Health of Guinea, and Sierra Leone, and 18 October for Liberia (table 1).

Ebola Crisis in West Africa - Wikipedia, the free
Summary: There is one Ebola. The BLACK DEATH is the TRUE MESSIAH. So. ± 4476 confirmed live or dead cases and 4 deaths ACROSS THE GLOBE represents CFR 70%. m'k. Let's go with the upper-bound X 2.5, because ONE BILLION AFRICAN RESIDENTS, INDETERMINATE POPULATION of "secondary infection" MEDEVAC PASSENGERS, and "Martin I. Meltzer, PhD, CDC", or 24,910 "suspected, probable, and confirmed" case of *Ebola and 12,202.5 deaths to date.
even odds of death, IF you can get it
RATE OF INFECTION: 3.45972e-4 %

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"Ebola has killed two people = Panic"

o, Rickkk, I think the word which UID No. 756 gropes by assigning me an honorific, because I quote documents he is unable or unwilling to read, is pretentious.

re: unofficial problem bank

For young women to whom the above characteristics don't apply -- women who are at their peak fertility, yet certain they do not want babies of their own -- finding a doctor to perform sterilization can be challenging, even impossible, as J. Bryan Lowder explored in a 2012 piece for Slate.

Meet The 20-Somethings Who Want To Be Sterilized
14. Paul as Missionary

:: political economy and sexual reproduction Pigged
They want a baby. The economy won’t play along. - The Washington Post
Susan Blaffer Hrdy, Mother Nature: A History of Mothers, Infants, and Natural Selection

"The Chapman University Survey on American Fears included 1,500 participants from across the nation and all walks of life."
The Chapman University Survey on American Fears
"We will now briefly outline why this 'paranoia' is amply justified and why Webb’s series very reasonably struck a chord in the black community."
A Short History of “Black Paranoia”:
:: mental disorder is a communicable disease Pigged
"Just because I wear Tinfoil Hat Hat , it doesn't mean that I'm sane. "
"With kids with social anxieties I have them do what they don't like, and after a while the adrenal response dies off, and they can relax."
Is the "Warrior" or "Risk-Taking" Gene, Really the Black Violence Gene?
"For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 94 percent of female victims (1,509 out of 1,601) were murdered by a male they knew."
Why Men Murder Women
"he took the rhetoric of racism and made it respectable."

Off to the 12th century.

You flatter yourself.

I cover domestic and world economics from a free-market perspective
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published estimates of childhood hunger for decades in its annual Household Food Security in the United States. The USDA does not estimate “hunger” directly. Instead, it measures the “food security” of households.
Coleman-Jensen et al., "Household Food Security in the United States in 2011, Statistical Supplement," USDA 2011
Table S-3.(000s) Number of children by food security status of households and selected household characteristics, 2011. (Totals exclude households for which food security status is unknown because they did not give a valid response to any of the questions in the food security scale. In 2011, these exclusions represented 327,000 children.)
74,508 Total children in households (HHs)
16,658 Individual children in food-insecure HHs
Share of total children (74.5M) by HH "food security status" (%)
22.4 All food-insecure children, 16.658M
1.1 very low food-insecure children, 0.845M
Table S-2.All individuals in food-insecure HHs (000s)
-- 24,124 White, non-Hispanic
-- 9,537 Black, non-Hispanic
-- 13,800 Hispanic
-- 2,660 Other

The USDA’s finding therefore is that around one percent of families with children have children who experienced hunger at least one day in the last twelve months. This is already a far cry from the “one in five” bandied about by the child-hunger lobby.

If we use the USDA’s technical study to convert their at least “once-in-the-last-twelve-months” results into a snapshot of one survey day, we find that one tenths of one percent of children (71,000 in total) were hungry on a given day. This adds up to two hungry children per zip code.

Nord and Bickel, "Measuring Children's Food Security in U.S. Households, 1995-99", USDA, 2002

If Feeding America used the USDA’s real childhood hunger statistics, even “useful fools” like Beyonce, Matt Damon, or Al Roker (Should we include economist Paul Krugman in that category?) would be hard pressed to bring in donations with the pitch that “one in a thousand children must struggle for food every day.”

Even Matt Damon and Beyonce Could Not Sell the True Child Hunger Statistic (One In A Thousand) | Forbes 2013)

:: miserable Pigged
"Why has no one reported the USDA figure of 71,000 yet? Not as scary as 15.8 million? "

Duly noted:"In addition to Hawaii, areas in California include workers and families from the Imperial Valley and other intensive agricultural areas where pesticide use is extensive. Using the Koberstein data, annual use of chlorpyrifos in California is approximately 1500 pounds/ acre."

Chlorpyrifos is one of a class of insecticides referred to as organophosphates. These chemicals act by interfering with the activities of cholinesterase, an enzyme that is essential for the proper working of the nervous systems of both humans and insects. Please refer to the Toxicology Information Brief on cholinesterase-inhibition for a more detailed description of this topic.

And, yes, the USDA continues to report since 2010 that it feeds 32M merican children no-low reduced fee public school lunches, ~11M children no-low reduced fee breakfasts.So. More must be hungry, or undeserving? You be the judge.

re: new home sales elsewhere

Table 1. New Houses Sold and For Sale, Aug(p) 2014 (000s)
31 Northeast
58 Midwest
262 South
153 West
Survey Month: September
October 17, 2014 New Residential Construction
October 24, 2014 New Residential Sales and Construction Price Indexes
Release Schedule: New Residential Construction, Sales, Price Indexes, and Revised Permits

One voter registration campaign led by the New Georgia Project, a "nonpartisan effort" according to its website, has targeted black, Latino and Asian-American residents.

The organization's parent group, Third Sector Development, is currently engaged in a legal battle with election officials over more than 40,000 voter registration applications that, the group says, are missing from Georgia's voter logs. This month, that organization, along with the NAACP and other civil rights groups, filed a lawsuit against five counties and Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who oversees elections in the state.
NPR contacted the four other counties named in the lawsuit. All asserted that they currently have no unprocessed applications. A hearing about the case is set to take place in Atlanta on Friday [24 OCT 2014].

Concern Over New-Voter Registration In [BFF] Georgia Ahead Of Election

Tenuous Propaganda Effort of the Week: 2017 Referendum

Meanwhile, 43 percent of the 100 respondents wanted Britain's relationship with the EU to remain unchanged or involve more integration, while one in three called for Britain to revert to purely economic relations with the other 27 countries in the bloc.
Cameron is expected to set out his proposal on reforming EU migration controls before Christmas, Westminster sources said. Labour, too, has vowed to re-examine the EU's rules on freedom of movement in a bid to assuage public fears about so-called 'welfare tourism', whereby migrants access the UK's social benefits system and free health service.

Poll shows UK support for EU at 20-year high
:: property ladder Pigged
"We bailed out our banks, why couldn’t they bail out theirs?”
UK favors Islamic index for London Stock Exchange
The Home Office also plans to require visitors from “high risk” countries to pay a £3,000 cash bond to enter Britain.
"UK is 'privatizing' fossil fuel and renewable energy production, 'recapitalized' banks, railroads, council housing, postal services, jobs centres' training, child protection services, and, gosh darn it, the National Health Service. "

Tenuous Propaganda Effort of the Week: New Home Sales

Outside traditional Latino strongholds in the West and Southwest, voters like Espinosa are poised to have an impact in close races. She lives in North Carolina, where Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and some 2 percent of registered voters.
In that heated Senate race, according to a new North Carolina study from the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and Latino Decisions, 40 percent of Latinos polled support incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, while 15 percent support Republican challenger Thom Tillis. That means 45 percent of Hispanic voters are undecided.

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race
"Homeownership rate (%) 52.5"
Pew Research Center tabulations of the 2012 American Community Survey (1% IPUMS sample)
"In North Carolina and Ohio, the justices allowed limits on same-day registration, early voting and provisional ballots to take or remain in effect. Ginsburg said the Texas case was different from the clashes in North Carolina and Ohio because a federal judge held a full trial on the Texas election procedures and developed 'an extensive record' finding the process discriminated against ballot access."
Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law
"It was recently leaked that the NAACP, along with other liberal activist groups, are planning massive voter fraud in the state by deliberately misleading voters to cause chaos and confusion on election day, which will all be blamed on the voter ID law."
BREAKING: Illegal Immigrant Voters Discovered in Key State… Could Swing Next Election

"The 83-year-old Tory grandee made the proposal in a letter to Matt Shardlow, chief executive of a charity called Buglife, which is concerned about the effect of declining ragwort on bees and rare insects."
‘Make young unemployed pull up ragwort for benefits,’ says Lord Tebbit
however, ragwort has fans, excluded from the horsey-set.
"Misinformation about ragwort is very persistent but there are a couple of websites where the creators have gone to a lot of trouble to look at evidence and debunk the lies and myths."