Second Texas case: Something went wrong. Health officials are trying to figure out what. A nurse, who treated a dying Ebola patient in Texas, wore a mask, gown, shield and gloves, but she still got the virus. The woman, identified by CNN affiliate WFAA as Nina Pham, is the first person to have contracted the deadly virus in the United States. Yesterday, Pham got a blood transfusion from American Ebola survivor Kent Brantly. It’s believed his antibodies will help her. The CDC said it’s still unknown how the infection occurred, only that a “breach in protocol” for treating a patient happened. Other caregivers are being monitored for signs of infection.
2. VATICAN GAYS
A shift in position: In a move that’s been described as “revolutionary,” a new Vatican report says the church should welcome and appreciate gays. The report firmly re-states the Catholic Church’s position that marriage is between a man and a woman. However it notes that, there are examples of good gay relationships. While Pope Francis has stayed true to Catholic teaching, he has signaled a gentler tone, famously saying in 2013 “Who am I to judge?” gays and lesbians.
Keeping the pressure on: Dozens of arrests marked “Moral Monday” as demonstrators across the St. Louis area protested the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African-American who was fatally shot by a police officer in August. The acts of civil disobedience marked the end of a “Weekend of Resistance,” designed prompt further action in the case. Authorities say Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, shot Brown after he attacked him and tried to take his gun. But witnesses said the unarmed teen had his hands in the air when he was shot.
Demonstrators are demanding that Wilson be charged with a crime.
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