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USAMRIID Finally Involved For Ebola In U.S.

October 5:

October 15:

The American Constitution forbids our troops being active domestically. However, I would support USAMRIID getting involved to stop this. The CDC is not working properly.

October 19: Military preps quick-strike team for Ebola response in United States

Jacoby is already working with the military on the joint team, Kirby said, and once formed, it will head to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for up to seven days of training in infection control and personal protective equipment. The training, provided by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, will begin “within the next week or so,” Kirby said.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

If USAMRIID fails, we’re all in trouble.

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More About Ebola

October 5:

October 15:

So the second infected person not only traveled while having a fever, but the plane was sent to other destinations before being cleaned.

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Good Morning, Ebolageddon!

October 5:

October 15:

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Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Texas

Frieden expressed regret for not having responded to the threat of Ebola more aggressively sooner, saying that with the benefit of hindsight, CDC should have initially dispatched “a more robust hospital infection team” to Dallas.

The CDC has acted like the Keystone Kops of medicine.

If a third person is infected on American soil, Frieden must resign, period.

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Ebola Shit Hits The Fan, American-Style

Previously here:

Ebola: Makin’ Those Tracks
Ebola: The Ad-Targeting Facepalm
Ebola: The Facepalm
Trained Professionals Getting Ebola
Ebola Nightmares
CDC’s Frieden Makes Claim. This Is So No One Forgets.

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The Pending Disaster

Yesterday’s snow was as terrible as the amount was unexpected.

And there’s more coming.

What’s it’s done so far is bad enough:

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Superstorm Sandy Damage Persists Months Later

All photos taken today, Monday May 6, 2013. Photos resized and resampled to VGA; click any to enlarge.

It’s now been over six months since Superstorm Sandy hit New York City. The damage remains.

At the Whitehall Ferry Terminal:

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Superstorm Sandy Co-Op Lawsuit

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Staten Island Sandy victims sue co-op in St. George

Ten residents whose first-floor apartments were flooded and severely damaged in the massive October storm recently filed a $1.3 million lawsuit against the co-op, its managing agent and board of directors.

The above photo is a co-op unit photographed the day after Superstorm Sandy (note that it might not be owned by one of the plaintiffs).

To see more damage, click here and here or go to the complete index.

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Superstorm Sandy: Still Not Normal On Staten Island

I had to deliver a kitten to an adoptee yesterday and got a ride from someone.

We also drove through a few parts of Staten Island and I took pictures mostly while in the moving car. At first I didn’t think I had anything to publish, but I went through them again and put together this collection.

We didn’t go to Midland Beach, one of the hardest hit areas. As it was, I felt awkward taking what pictures I did. But people need to know that there are still sections of Staten Island without power and people are still cleaning up after Sandy so many days later.

All photos have been resized and resampled to VGA — except for the cropped-zooms, which can be enlarged to full size.

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Misery

Nor’easter bears down on New York City, complicating Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts

The lights blinked several times last night, as they did before we lost power during Superstorm Sandy.

This morning revealed why. All the trees that had been weakened by Sandy topped under the weight of the snow. There are four to six inches here, depending on the block. This is like a spiteful kick in the face after being dropped to the ground.

Monday is supposed to be 63F. Bring it.

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And Now It’s Snow

Really, the recovery from Superstorm Sandy is hardly underway for most people and now a Nor’easter is bringing us snow!

Snow on a plastic trash bin lid:

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