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Rose Ready ‘for Ebola'

Rose Ready ‘for Ebola'

DENVER’S Rose Medical Center started implementing Ebola protocols before John Eric Duncan presented symptoms of the hemorrhagic disease last month in Dallas.

“But like many hospitals across the country, we went into high gear” after the chaos in Dallas, says infectious disease specialist Dr. John Hammer, chair of infection control at RMC.

Rose currently has one dedicated Ebola bed in the ICU and the capacity to care for two adult patients inflicted with the deadly virus.

Due to nurses’ concerns about inadequate protocol, personal protective equipment (PPE) and procedural missteps, RMC has instituted measures designed to protect both healthcare workers and patients.

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International

AP’s veteran Gaza reporter flees to Malaysia

AP’s veteran Gaza reporter flees to MalaysiaWASHINGTON — Ibrahim Barzak spent his childhood counting the days to weekends, when he would travel with his father to see friends in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Ashdod and Jerusalem. For Barzak’s young sons, by contrast, the names of those cities conjure malevolent exotica. Barzak, 38, has worked for the past 22 years as a journalist in his native Gaza City, most recently as the Gaza correspondent for the Associated Press. The ethos that has guided him throughout his reporting career: a commitment...
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National

El Al may be violating US law

NEW YORK — A New York rabbi-attorney claimed that some El Al Airlines’ policies may violate US law in the wake of delays on flights because haredi Orthodox men refused to sit next to women. Rabbi Iris Richman, posting Sept. 30 on the Facebook page of Jewish Voices Together, cited a federal law that states, “An air carrier or foreign air carrier may not subject a person in air transportation to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or ancestry.”...
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Local

Ebola in US no surprise to local expert

Ebola in US no surprise to local expertAMERICANS followed the Ebola epidemic in West Africa from a safe distance until Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan landed in the US on Sept. 20 and developed symptoms four days later. Suddenly, “over there” was here. Now in critical condition in a Dallas hospital, Duncan’s family is under quarantine. Fifty people who came into contact with him are monitored twice daily. The arrival of Ebola in the US is no surprise to Dr. Daniel Mogyoros, an infectious disease specialist at Kaiser Per...

Last Updated ( Sunday, 12 October 2014 14:13 )

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International

Pointing fingers at the United Nations

Pointing fingers at the United NationsNEW YORK — In the end, there was much to talk about at the UN General Assembly but few genuine surprises. With an eye on the jihadist group ISIS, President Obama focused on the need for the international community to counter the dangers of violent extremism. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened Hamas to ISIS and depicted Iran as the vanguard of Islamic militancy. As in past years, he invoked the Nazis, but this time as comparable to militant Islamists. Iranian President Hassan ...
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ADL: Killing of N.Y. police officers ‘heinous, senseless, shocking’

Marcy Oster The gunman, identified as Ismaaiyl Brinsley, threatened to shoot two “pigs” shortly before the killings. ... [Link]

Zelikows endow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management at HUC

Marcy Oster Marcie and Howard Zelikow provided a $5 million endowment along with a $1 million commitment for current operations to the Los Angeles school, a division of Hebrew Union College. ... [Link]

Harvard caterer: Politics affected decision to stop buying SodaStream

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Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick seeking higher spot on Likud slate

Marcy Oster Glick, who was seriously injured in an assassination attempt in October, is running for the 33rd place on the Likud candidate list, which is reserved for a resident of the West Bank. ... [Link]

Son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel robbed, assaulted

Marcy Oster Zach Emanuel, 17, son of Chicago’s first Jewish mayor, was put in a chokehold and robbed of his cell phone up the street from his home. ... [Link]

More anti-coexistence group activists arrested, questioned

Marcy Oster The controversial group Lehava opposes intermarriage and joint Jewish-Arab initiatives. ... [Link]

Czech Jewish community decries Putin invitation for Shoah commemorations

Marcy Oster The commemorations organized by the European Jewish Congress are scheduled for Jan. 26 and Jan. 27. ... [Link]

Gal Mekel released by New Orleans Pelicans

Marcy Oster Mekel, the second Israeli to play in the NBA after Omri Casspi, was waived earlier this season by the Dallas Mavericks ... [Link]

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