The CDC has published new guidelines on healthcare workers who have returned from caring for Ebola patients in Africa following days of disagreements between the federal government and state governors.
The guidelines recommend that people at high risk of developing Ebola voluntarily isolate themselves from others for 21 days.
Several states, including New York and New Jersey, still require mandatory quarantines on such people, which has triggered the tensions with the White House.
The physician - who lives in Upper Manhattan - had returned to NYC ten days ago after treating Ebola patients in West Africa. Late in the trading session today, stocks gave back some of their big gains on a report he had been hospitalized with Ebola-type symptoms.
City officials are at work tracing the doctor's contacts to determine who else may be at risk, and his girlfriend is being tested for the disease.
In a purely political move, President Obama appoints former VP Joe Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain to the post of Ebola "czar." No one knows for sure what the lawyer will do in the post since he knows next to nothing about Ebola, the scientific basis for the spread of highly contagious diseases and infection control protocols and procedures. He probably looks good on television, though.
Nano cap (NYSEMKT:IBIO) is up 52% premaket on robust volume in apparent response to its press release about the applicability of its iBioLaunch technology to the development of antibodies that target Ebola. Over zealous traders appear to be ignoring the long-term nature of the applicability.
As previously reported,the company licensed iBioLaunch to would-be ZMapp manufacturer Caliber Biotherapeutics.
Danny Furman+ FollowFollowing- Unfollow|Send Message21 Sep 2009
Versar (VSR) finally back to where I bought shares. Look for more upside with FY09 earnings being reported tomorrow.
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