Feb 7, 2017

Happy ending for doctor caught in Trump travel ban

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Last week, ProPublica's Charles Ornstein had the story of Dr. Suha Abushamma, a Sudanese first-year resident at Cleveland Clinic with an H1-B visa, who had been turned away upon landing at JFK and forced to fly to Saudi Arabia when President Trump's executive order on immigration took effect.

According to STAT, Abushamma returned to the United States yesterday thanks to the stay of the executive order issued by a federal judge in Seattle. The Cleveland Clinic had faced controversy for scheduling a fundraiser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago, but worked diligently behind the scenes to ensure Abushamma's return.

Her text to her lawyer upon arriving in the U.S.: "Hi David. I'm out. I'm in front of the Dunkin Donuts Express. Where are you?"

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Experimental coronavirus vaccine to be tested on humans

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The vaccine that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and drugmaker Moderna have been developing to combat the coronavirus is ready to be tested on humans, NIAID director Anthony Fauci told the Wall Street Journal.

The state of play: The rapidly developed vaccine will be tested on 20-25 healthy volunteers in April to determine whether two doses will be safe and generate an immune response to protect against infection. Results will be available in July or August, Fauci told WSJ.

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#MeToo gets Weinstein

A man carries out Weinstein's walker. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.

Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.