Brian Combs

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News of the Day: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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October 22nd, 2014 at 2:05 pm

The So Called Ebola Czar

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So, if you’re going to appoint an Ebola Czar, don’t you think just maybe he or she should have some experience either in Ebola in particular or infectious disease control in general?

Otherwise, if just looks like you want someone to handle the political and perception issues.…

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October 17th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

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News of the Day: Friday, October 17, 2014

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October 17th, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Even More on the Ebola Outbreak

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Imagine for a moment that you’re a screenwriter.

You’re working on a sequel to Outbreak, and a major plot point is that the nurse who has been exposed to the disease is told by the CDC that it’s ok to fly with a low grade fever.

Do you think there would be resistance to the realism of this point in a pitch meeting?

Reality is stranger than fiction, because this has now happened.

It’s not too often that I underestimate …

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October 17th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

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More Thoughts on the Ebola Outbreak

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I was on the road last week, so I’m just now getting around to posting my thoughts on developments of the last few days.

Thomas Eric Duncan, the patent diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas, passed away this week. Sad, but not surprising. There’s legitimate reasons that this disease is so scary.

The charges that he received inferior treatment because he was black are stupid, however.

The charges that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital erred by sending Duncan home the first time …

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October 11th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

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News of the Day: October 10, 2014

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Stories like this make me think we should bring tarring and feathering back.…

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October 10th, 2014 at 11:14 am

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So Many Jokes: October 5, 2014

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October 5th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Quote of the Day: October 5, 2014

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From yesterday during the Baylor-Texas post game, actually.

“I’ll have to be honest with you, my head is still spinning trying to think about it [the Texas defense]. They threw so many looks at us, coverage wise…I couldn’t tell you what they did on consecutive plays.”
— Bryce Petty

Great game by the Longhorn defense. Fix special teams and get even a mediocre game from the offense, and we’re in it to the end.…

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October 5th, 2014 at 3:56 pm

More Thoughts on the Ebola Patient

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As always happens with major news, further details have brought clarity and inflection to the situation.

First of all, the patient allegedly lied on his exit paperwork in Liberia, claiming that he had not knowingly been exposed to Ebola. He had, in facts been helping Ebola patients.

Apparently, Liberia plans to file charges against him.

This is unfortunate, but not unexpected. Someone who’s been exposed to Ebola, will likely face any consequence to come to the United States, where his …

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October 3rd, 2014 at 8:58 am

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Quote of the Day: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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We have some depth at the D-line but, in the secondary, I may have to put my uniform back on. But I can’t take a step without something about to break. That’s our concern right now. We don’t have the depth that we need. We’re trying to get some young guys to step up right now. I’m telling the guys ‘right now.’ I don’t need scout team defensive guys. I need guys that I can put out there and there

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October 1st, 2014 at 1:56 pm