A few myths, true and false:
"TRUE: Old-fashioned home cleaning products are a great weapon against infection, even with a disease like Ebola."
"FALSE: The disease has mutated and become airborne, and that’s why it’s killing doctors."
"FALSE: A global pandemic is inevitable."
"TRUE: The consequences of the epidemic go way beyond just the deaths from Ebola alone."
"TRUE: We’re still really bad at predicting epidemics like this."
"TRUE: The international response has been tragically inadequate."
Article on http://ow.ly/BxiWo:
Amazing Reddit AMA Busts Worst Ebola Outbreak Myths
TIL Ebola experts hang out on Reddit, answering questions from strangers
"The findings, published in Science, suggest the virus is mutating quickly and in ways that could affect current diagnostics and future vaccines and treatments, such as GlaxoSmithKline's Ebola vaccine, which was just fast-tracked to begin clinical trials, or the antibody drug ZMapp, being developed by California biotech Mapp Biopharmaceutical."
Article on http://ow.ly/B8wHH:
CHICAGO, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Genetic studies of some of the
earliest Ebola cases in Sierra Leone reveal more than 300
genetic changes in the virus as it leapt from person to person,
changes that could blunt
"Internet Slowdown Day will be headlined by several major companies when Web users and so-called Net activists come together on Sept. 10 to demonstrate what the Internet might look like if so-called fast lanes are allowed as part of the new Net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering.
"Participating sites will display an "infinitely-loading site loading icon" to illustrate to visitors what the Web could be like if broadband providers are allowed to offer priority service as part of the upcoming Net neutrality rules.
"Net neutrality has long been a subject of debate on the Internet. The principle is simple: Internet service providers — such as AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon — and governments around the world should treat all Internet traffic the same. This means ISPs shouldn't block or slow down traffic on their local broadband networks based on individual users. And they shouldn't modify their services based on the type of traffic those users are accessing or by the type of service that's sending the content."
Article on http://ow.ly/BaPHd :
Top websites join Internet Slowdown Day in symbolic protest of ‘fast lanes’ – CNET
Reddit and Vimeo are among the sites participating in the Sept. 10 event in support of a free and open Internet.