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The War Against Zika Escalates

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 5:30pm 8/6/2016 at 5:30pm
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Some intriguing news has been reported that gives me hope that our bureaucrats are taking the public health threat related to the Zika virus seriously.

As you may recall, the last time I reported on the Zika epidemic, 4 Floridians had developed locally-acquired infections (probably from mosquito bites). Now, there are 16...

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Four Floridians Infected with Locally-contracted Zika

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/30/2016 at 4:30pm
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I predicted earlier this year that our country would start seeing cases of “home-grown” Zika sometime this summer.

Sure enough, Florida is reporting four cases of locally-contracted Zika.

Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday.

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400 pregnant women infected with Zika in the U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 7:30am 7/24/2016 at 7:30am
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As expected, the number of Zika cases in steadily rising in the United States, and now it appears that hundreds of pregnant women in this country have been infected with the virus that has been traced to severe birth defects.

More than 400 pregnant women now have Zika in the US –...

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Unexpectedly! Obama Now Pushing Public Option in Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 11:00am 7/17/2016 at 11:00am

Now that Obamacare co-ops are collapsing and Bernie Sanders has spent months revving up Democratic Primary voters on the idea of “free” healthcare, Obama is suddenly open to the idea of a public option in Obamacare.

Some might think this was the goal all along.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

President Obama Pushes for...

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Indian and Israeli Startups Come Together to Develop Medical Solutions

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 12:30pm 7/14/2016 at 12:30pm

An upcoming startup event promises to bring hundreds of Israeli and Indian entrepreneurs to collaborate in creating healthcare solutions for India. India’s largest startup incubator T-Hub has tied up with Pears Foundation to organise the first ‘India-Israel Med4Dev Hackathon’ from July 22nd to 24th, 2016. The organisers expect more than 150...

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Rio Olympics Disaster Looms: Missing Gitmo Prisoner, Superbug, No Police

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 12:00pm 7/6/2016 at 12:00pm

The 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio next month and everything that can go wrong has gone wrong. The police have told tourists they cannot protect them, scientists found a superbug in the water, and no one can find a missing Gitmo prisoner in Brazil.

The police put out a “Welcome to...

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Golfer Rory McIlroy Latest Athlete to Pull Out of Rio Olympics

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 5:00pm 6/22/2016 at 5:00pm

World #4 golfer Rory McIlroy has announced he will not play at the Rio Olympics due to the Zika outbreak.

He released this statement:

“After much thought and deliberation, I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

“After speaking with those closest to me,...

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First “Right to Die” Clinic Opens in California

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/12/2016 at 1:00pm

California is now beginning to implement its new right-to-die law, so terminally ill patients with six months or less to live can ask their doctor for life-ending medication.

The law requires terminally ill patients to submit three requests to their doctor for life-ending drugs. Two of them are verbal requests and must...

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U.S. Athlete Will Skip Rio Olympics Over Zika

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/5/2016 at 7:00pm

U.S. cyclist Tejay van Garderen has decided not to attend the 2016 Rio Olympics this summer due to the Zika virus.

Van Garderen has concerns he could contract the disease and give it to his pregnant wife and unborn daughter:

“If Jessica were not pregnant right now, assuming I was selected, I would...

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Expert Warns of Rio Olympics Zika Health Disaster

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 10:30am 5/15/2016 at 10:30am

An expert’s report in the Harvard Public Health Review asserts that the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro could cause a “full-blown public health disaster” because of the Zika virus unless the event is postponed, relocated or canceled.

The author of this analysis is Amir Attaran, Associate Professor of Law and...

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CDC official’s immigration warning: “Plan on many of the kids having T.B.”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8:30am 4/26/2016 at 8:30am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have done neither, lacking the power to stem the flow of essentially unimpeded immigration into the U.S. by unaccompanied minors.

Judicial Watch recently reviewed the records generated by that agency during the past few years, and the findings were truly sickening.

A government official warned...

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Advances in hand washing aren’t as sanitary as we thought

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 18, 2016 at 10:30am 4/18/2016 at 10:30am

You know those hot air hand dryers found in almost all public restrooms? Time-consuming, don’t really dry your hands thoroughly — and now we discover that they throw a bunch of viruses into the air, particularly the newer design called the Dyson:

Researchers have long known that warm hand dryers can launch...

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CDC Confirms Zika Virus Causes Birth Defects

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10:00am 4/15/2016 at 10:00am

A new a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that the Zika virus can cause a rare birth defect called microcephaly, as well as o...

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The Zika Virus Invasion and how to fight it

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:30am 4/10/2016 at 7:30am

I attended two fascinating lectures at a local biosafety conference this week.

The first talk addressed “The Zika Virus Invasion” and the second revealed a potential new weapon to control the spread of the pathogen that has been linked to birth defects and neurological disorders.

The Scripps Research Institute’s Biosafety Officer, Dr....

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Bloodstream Bacterial Infection Kills 18 in Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 2:30pm 3/30/2016 at 2:30pm

As the primary battle in Wisconsin heats up with the endorsement of Senator Ted Cruz by Governor Scott Walker, an different kind of fight is occurring among the state’s citizens.

As of this report, nearly 60 Wisconsin residents...

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CDC updates Zika virus guidelines for couples

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There are now more than 500 cases of Zika virus infection within the United states and its territories, including 54 in pregnant women.

Because of its impact that maternal Zika infection can have on the developing fetuses, and the confirmation that sexual transmission of the virus is possible, the Centers for Disease...

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On the cover of the The NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00pm 3/23/2016 at 7:00pm

It doesn’t sound quite as good as “on the cover of The Rolling Stone.”

A reader emailed me a photo of a NY Times front page story today in which I am quoted.

Thing is, the Times article suggests I opposed the proposal:

Ever since Mr. Myrick, 29, unveiled a plan last month for...

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