AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge likened Texas’ strict voter ID requirement to a poll tax deliberately meant to suppress minority voter turnout and struck it down less than a month before Election Day — and mere hours after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked a similar measure in Wisconsin. Continue reading
A spokesperson for the Dallas hospital where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated has confirmed Wednesday that he has died. Continue reading
Why was Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan initially turned away from the hospital even though he had symptoms of the disease? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Stephan Morris of the Center for Strategic and International Studies about lessons from the handling of the first case of the disease in the U.S. Continue reading
Hospitals compete for patients, and Emergency Departments play a big role in business. So what happens to business when a hospital takes on a patient with Ebola?
On Thursday afternoon, there was no wait time at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital’s emergency room in Dallas. Continue reading
An American freelance cameraman working in Liberia for NBC News has contracted the Ebola virus and is being flown to the U.S. for treatment, the news network announced Thursday night. Continue reading
While the patient with Ebola remains in critical condition in Dallas, Texas, medical staff are tracing everyone who may have possibly been exposed to the infectious disease. There are around 100 people currently being monitored for symptoms and more may be added to that list as new details emerge, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. They will be monitored for 21 days, the amount of time it can take between exposure and Ebola symptoms to begin. Continue reading
The first ever case of Ebola in the U.S. has been diagnosed in Dallas.
Dallas artist Gabriel Dawe makes physically imposing and yet nebulous sculpture of thread stretched between points on the ceiling and points on the floor. He creates a multifaceted geometric shape, the color changing like a rainbow as the viewer’s eye shifts around the form. Continue reading
A three-judge panel heard arguments this morning for more than 90 minutes, first from the Texas solicitor general and then from a lawyer with the Center for Reproductive Rights, representing many of the Texas clinics. The questions from the judges centered mainly on what constitutes an “undue burden” when a woman is trying to get an abortion, and what fraction of Texas women would be affected. Continue reading