Ebola Watch: Kaci Hickox speaks her mind

Kaci Hickox has been through a lot since she refused the requested at-home quarantine for 21-days, even though she tested negative for Ebola, and later having a judge rule in her favor. But just because that allotted monitoring time for the virus ends today, it doesn’t mean she and her boyfriend aren’t still subjected to judgement […]

Kaci Hickox has been through a lot since she refused the requested at-home quarantine for 21-days, even though she tested negative for Ebola, and later having a judge rule in her favor. But just because that allotted monitoring time for the virus ends today, it doesn’t mean she and her boyfriend aren’t still subjected to judgement from the public.

Hickox and her partner Ted Wilbur have said they plan to travel to southern Maine now that the monitoring period is done. Chances are they will face challenges wherever they go, at least for now after all of the media coverage and hype.

Other news:

Google announces Ebola campaign – Now, along with Facebook’s efforts to help combat the virus, Google is launching a “giving” campaign today to help raise money for organizations fighting Ebola. For every dollar donated, Google will donate two.

Small Liberian town is new epicenter of the Ebola outbreak – The community of Jene-Wonde in Grand Cape Mount County near the border with Sierra Leone has become a new epicenter for the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

Why some people die and others don’t – Understanding why Ebola kills some and spares other is mysterious. But A study published last month in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases takes a look at what some of the determining factors might be.

The Spanish flu potentially killed 100 million – During all of the Ebola panic, some perspective emerges knowing the Spanish flu of 1918 came at the end of World War 1 and killed what would have been 5% of the world’s population.

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