Family of Dallas Ebola nurse hires high-powered trial lawyer

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ATLANTA, Georgia – Money, in one way or another, is starting to show up in the US Ebola story.

The family of Texas Health Presbyterian nurse Amber Vinson has hired one of the top trial lawyers in the country.

He’s Billy Martin, who counts Michael Vick as one of his clients.

Vinson is one of the two nurses who got Ebola treating Thomas Eric Duncan.

Vinson’s family says someone at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cleared her to fly round-trip between Cleveland and Dallas.

The CDC says that isn't so.

Meantime, Vinson is recovering in Emory University hospital.

In Sierra Leone, Ebola has killed a third United Nations employee, and the spouse of the aid worker also has the virus.

When troops of the 101st Airborne Division get to West Africa, they won’t have nifty hazmat suits to protect them from the Ebola virus.

The Pentagon says the troops will not have direct contact with Ebola victims, and that’s why they’ll only need masks and gloves.

If you think about it, that’s more than the troops had during the first atomic bomb tests in New Mexico. Maybe the Pentagon is just saving money.

And speaking of money, it’s time to think about how much money you’re going to spend on the ultimate holiday gift this year.

The folks at Giantmicrobes have an idea. They can’t keep their new Ebola plush toy on the shelves, if they had shelves.

That’s right. For ten bucks you can provide hours of fun and joy for that lucky girl or boy.

While you’re at it, don’t forget the penicillin. Not that it would work against Ebola, but, it’s the thought that counts.