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America’s “Eggs-perts” Get Fried by Real Science

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:01pm 2/14/2015 at 2:01pm
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A big problem with bureaucrats and politicians is that so many possess degrees in law and social science; therefore, whenever the results of a “scientific study” sound like a platform to generate to rules, they go all in without properly analyzing the data.

Our current news cycle is filled with the unintended...

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The Economics of Measles

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:35am 2/13/2015 at 11:35am
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Add Wisconsin to the ever expanding list of states impacted by the measles outbreak. The state’s public health officials indicate that two patients are now isolated and being tested for the disease.

Last week, there were 14 states with 102 infected citizens and public health officials were warning that the outbreak of...

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Ithaca: 10 Square Miles of Liberal Anti-Vaxxers, Surrounded by Reality

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 10:00am 2/9/2015 at 10:00am
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Due to the alarming outbreak of measles across the country, so-called “anti-vaxxers” are coming under extreme criticism. As well they should be.

I won’t delve into the particulars of the measles outbreak–Legal Insurrection’s Leslie Eastman offers more analysis and some solutions. I’m more interested in the narrative surrounding “VaccineGate.”

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Don’t blame Tea Partiers for liberal #Antivaxxers

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:30am 2/6/2015 at 11:30am
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In my last post on the continuing measles outbreak, I encouraged Americans to consider vaccinations.

Imagine my surprise upon discovering that, as the co-founder of a San Diego Tea Party group, I am also labeled one of the dreaded #antivaxxers!

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Is #VaccineGate a Distraction from the Root Cause of America’s Measles Outbreak?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:00am 2/3/2015 at 10:00am
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Back in 2000, the Americas were cited as an example of how to effectively eradicate measles infections by prestigious medical journals; who would have thought that 15 years later, the vaccination for this disease is poised to become a topic in our upcoming presidential race?

A rare moment of clarification occurred Monday...

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Measles and the anti-vaccination movement

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:55pm 1/27/2015 at 6:55pm
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It is ironic that the success of modern vaccination programs against ancient scourges such as measles has been part of the reason parents today are so ignorant about what these diseases can do. A recent outbreak in California has demonstrated the effects of this lack of knowledge:

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Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes may be Released in Florida

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00am 1/27/2015 at 10:00am
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I recently reported on the chikungunya virus that is raging in South America. There are concerns that

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WARNING: Don’t Go to Disneyland Unvaccinated

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00pm 1/24/2015 at 12:00pm
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Since I last reported on the Disneyland Measles Outbreak, the number of infected people in California has expanded to 68 and has prompted a warning from a state official.

It’s really difficult to tell now when the last day of exposure might be,” said Dr. Gil Chavez, deputy director of the state’s...

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Good news, America! Our kids have a new Food Czar!

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10:00am 1/14/2015 at 10:00am
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When the spread of Ebola in this country was of paramount concern, President Obama hired an “Ebola Czar.”

Now, as more and more school districts are giving Michelle Obama’s signature school lunch program a double F minus, she has tapped a new “Food Czar”.

First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday announced the new...

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Single Payer Activists Disrupt Vermont Gov’s Inauguration

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 10:46am 1/11/2015 at 10:46am
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Single payer activists disrupted the inauguration of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin this weekend. Somewhere between November and now, we forgot to tell them that even though a Democrat won the election, they lost.

Mike Donoghue of the Burlington Free Press:

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CA small businesses greet New Year with health insurance hangovers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:00am 12/29/2014 at 10:00am
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I thought it would be an excellent time as I recover from my bout with the flu to check in on the state of my state…and it looks like the diagnosis is poor—especially if you own a small business in California, as a leading health insurance provider is hiking rates:

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How correct were September’s Ebola infection projections?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 25, 2014 at 10:00am 12/25/2014 at 10:00am
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Some good news in time for Christmas, as it relates to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

It looks like those September projections of 1.5 million new cases are going to be off…by a fairly wide margin.

As of Monday,...

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California Battles Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic in 70 years

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:15am 12/22/2014 at 10:15am
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Although the media has recently been less focused on Ebola, the disease is still impacting Africa and the death count now tops 7000.

Meanwhile, a new epidemic of a disease that was once thought well-contained by vaccinations may be occurring in my home state of California.

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The future of single-payer health insurance

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:20pm 12/21/2014 at 1:20pm
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Vermont appears to have given up on single-payer health insurance, having run out of other people’s money before the program even began.

If leftist Vermont can’t make it work, does that mean the drive for single-payer has been abandoned? One might think so, but not so fast. Perhaps the time just...

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Vermont: Where Single Payer Went to Die

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The ultra-liberal state of Vermont never liked Obamacare but not for the reasons most Americans object to the law. Vermont felt it didn’t go far enough and was determined to establish its own single payer system. As of this week, that plan is dead.

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The NHL mumps outbreak and what it means for the US

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:00am 12/16/2014 at 7:00am
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It looks like a mumps outbreak has body-checked the National Hockey League!

This is the most baffling sports medicine story of the year: Thirteen NHL players and two referees have been diagnosed with mumps—a potentially severe and exceedingly viral infection that classically causes fever, body aches, malaise, and in about half of...

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Obamacare: cost-savings, safety, and Gruber

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:00am 12/10/2014 at 7:00am
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The administration is still trying to convince us that Obamacare is a good thing:

On Dec. 3, federal actuaries released data showing that health spending inched up only 3.6 percent in 2013.

Marilyn Tavenner, the head of Medicare and Medicaid, boasted that it’s “evidence that our efforts to reform the health-care-delivery system are...

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