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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Officials defend canceling Harborview flights for shooting victims

They say time and the capabilities of the nearby Providence hospital factored into the decisions.

SEATTLE TIMES

Medical helicopters turned away from Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting

Air ambulances hovering over the school were turned away as students were taken by by ground to a hospital "less equipped to handle critical trauma cases, particularly involving juvenile or pediatric victims."

SEATTLE TIMES

"Could Seattle find an Ebola vaccine?"

Paul Allen, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and researchers at the University of Washington are just some of the players funding research on an Ebola vaccine.

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL (SEATTLE)

Seattle scientists believe an older HIV vaccine may show new promise

They plan to lead a new trial on it next year. 

KPLU-FM

How Ebola could become a permanent threat

Actually, the response has been so bad that it may be too late. 

WIRED

Assessing Obamacare

An extensive look at the successes and failures of the Affordable Care Act.

NEW YORK TIMES

Nurse slams Ebola quarantine, mistreatment at airport

She says she was held for 6 hours, during which she was repeatedly questioned, including by people who didn't indentify themselves and a man, an apparent U.S. immigration agent, who barked questions at her.

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Will NY, NJ quarantine orders discourage health care workers from volunteering?

The governors of the two states imposed mandatory quarantines on returning health care workers, far beyond anything CDC or Doctors Without Borders recommends.

NEW YORK TIMES

Dallas nurse free of Ebola

Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse from Dallas who contracted Ebola, has been declared Ebola-free and will be released from the hospital.

USA TODAY

New York doctor treated for Ebola

The doctor was running a temperature of 103 degrees when he was taken to a hospital. He had traveled by subway the day before coming down with the fever.

NEW YORK TIMES
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