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Obama Praises NY Ebola Response

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President Barack Obama

  President Barack Obama is praising New York's quick reaction to its first Ebola case. 

Obama says he's promised local officials any federal help they need. Meanwhile, Dr. Craig Spencer, being treated for Ebola in New York City remains in the hospital where he's been since Thursday. He came back from Guinea on October 17th after treating Ebola victims with the group Doctors Without Borders.

 
New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived Saturday at NewarkAirport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.
 
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science, not fear, as it responds to Ebola. He says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office after she was cured of Ebola.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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