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11.06.14 Amy K. Nelson

Proving just how stupid and ignorant they are, residents of New Jersey support Governor Chris Christie’s extreme quarantine of Kaci Hickox, a new poll says. Hickox, a volunteer nurse with Doctors Without Borders who returned from Sierra Leone in October, was put in a tent — akin to prison — without her consent upon arrival […]

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11.05.14 Jeff Ihaza

Killa Cam, the Harlem Diplomat who spits general absurdities like “I get computers puting,” has had one of the more visible rises to meme stardom as any early 2000’s figure. Wisely, he just keeps running with it.   Always a fashion trendsetter, Cam’Ron debuted a signature line of capes at Fashion Week and recently took […]

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10.29.14 Rhett Jones

Nurses and other medical professionals at Bellevue hospital are reporting many instances of the public mistreating or discriminating against them out of fear of being contaminated by the Ebola virus. After Dr. Craig Spencer was taken to Bellevue and confirmed to be first NYC case of Ebola, many people have had irrational fears of infection […]

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10.28.14 Amy K. Nelson

A Nigerian-based artist and illustrator created an eight-page “info comic” on Ebola that is next level. Collyde Prime posted the series on his Facebook page for Awon Da comics on September 12, and also on the portfolio-sharing website Behanced.net. On his instagram account, Prime said that he created the dark humor and caricature-based comic because […]

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10.27.14 Rhett Jones

After an NYC resident, Dr. Craig Spencer, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus last Thursday, state and city leaders have stepped up their insistence on mandatory quarantines to the chagrin of federal authorities. Governor Cuomo of New York and Governor Christie of New Jersey have both instituted a mandatory 21-day quarantine for health care workers […]

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10.24.14 Rhett Jones

After a man was diagnosed with Ebola yesterday, everyone wants to know where Dr. Craig Spencer has been and what he’s been doing. Did he sneeze on the subway? Cough on his Uber driver? Spit on the High Line? A number of news sites have made maps for readers to track where Spencer went. For those […]

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Prachi Gupta

Jon Schultz, the eccentric businessman who has literally profited off of disease-related hysteria, has sold Ebola.com for a whopping $200,000. And, as Time reports the story, the buyer is every bit as bizarre as the seller. According to DomainInvesting.com, Russian company the Weed Growth Fund purchased the domain name from Schutlz’s Blue String Ventures for […]

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10.23.14 Amy K. Nelson

A 33-year-old doctor who worked for Doctors With Borders and recently returned from Guinea has been rushed to Bellevue Hospital with a suspected case of Ebola. It’s also been reported that the man, Dr. Craig Spencer, took Uber car service to a bowling alley in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There are two bowling alleys in Williamsburg, Brooklyn […]

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10.22.14 Rhett Jones

Comedian/street artist Hanksy pasted up this “Eazy-E Bola” on the corner of Division and Canal Streets in Chinatown and posted it on his Instagram with the caption “Straight Outta Congo.” The piece mashes up the Ebola epidemic that has been spreading through West Africa with Eazy-E, the rapper who died from that other Africa-originating plague, AIDS. Forgetting for […]

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10.21.14 Bucky Turco

Twenty two million. That’s the approximate population of Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, three Ebola-stricken countries that New York politicians from both sides of the aisle are looking to implement a travel ban on. Andrew Cuomo, New York’s frightfully cautious governor, said that the federal government should “seriously consider” restricting flights from the West African […]

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