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California officially declares “State of Emergency” over Hepatitis A outbreak

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:30pm 10/15/2017 at 1:30pm
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As the death toll in the Hepatitis A outbreak climbs to 18, California Governor Jerry Brown has officially declared a state of emergency.

The emergency proclamation, which was issued by Brown on Friday, allows...

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Knowingly exposing someone or blood supply to HIV no longer a felony in California

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 4:40pm 10/8/2017 at 4:40pm
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This is one of those stories that just has me shaking my head.

While it’s true that AIDS no longer is an automatic death sentence, it’s still deadly. In 2014, the last year for which I could find data, 6,721 died directly from AIDS, and there are tens of thousands of...

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California’s Hepatitis A outbreak could last for years

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1:00pm 10/7/2017 at 1:00pm
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The last time we checked on California’s outbreak of Hepatitis A, a liver-impacting disease transmitted through fecal matter, a 17th person in San Diego had succumbed to the disease.

Public health officials warn that the outbreak could last for months, and possibly years.

Dr. Monique Foster, a medical epidemiologist with the Division of...

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New Zika vaccine shows promise in human clinical trials

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:00am 10/6/2017 at 7:00am

Finally, some good news to report this week!

American researchers are reporting that a Zika vaccine is showing promising results in early stage human trial.

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Berniecare Would be Worse Than Obamacare

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:00am 9/26/2017 at 10:00am
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Bernie Sanders has been pushing his “Medicare for all” plan lately and lots of Democrats are jumping on board. Bernie and his allies even claim it will save money. If you don’t believe them, you’re not alone. In fact, the cost would be enormous.

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Even Dems who aren’t co-sponsoring Bernie’s Single-Payer plan want Single Payer

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:00am 9/13/2017 at 10:00am
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They can get you now, or get you later . . .

Fifteen senators, including 2020 hopefuls like Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, are co-sponsoring Bernie Sanders’ single-payer health care bill. But even some of those not signing on have plans to eventually convert the country to single payer.

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Democrats Coalescing Behind Single-payer

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 7:30am 9/10/2017 at 7:30am
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Democrats are still reeling from their historic electoral losses during the Obama era, particularly the loss of the White House in 2016.  They now appear to be increasingly coalescing behind single-payer as part of their “get back in power” strategy.

Socialist senator and failed Democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) peddled his ...

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FDA seizes smallpox vaccine used in risky stem cell cancer therapy in San Diego

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:30am 8/29/2017 at 8:30am

The feds have had a very busy few months. The Justice Department has been rounding up MS-13 gang members. The EPA has been cracking down on climate change insanity.

Now, the Food and Drug Administration has acted to seize smallpox vaccine given to cancer patients during an unapproved and potentially dangerous treatment...

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Does Trump Need to Declare an Emergency on Opioids?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:00am 8/1/2017 at 7:00am
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While the battle over Obamacare has raged, it has taken attention away from the ongoing opioid crisis. Now, Trump’s own commission on opioids has asked him to declare a national emergency.

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The Law and Charlie Gard

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/29/2017 at 5:30pm
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As expected, the news has come of the death of Charlie Gard.

This sad and troubling case has drawn worldwide discussion, and questions and concerns have been raised about what might happen in a similar case here.

Some analogies have been made to the well-known US case of Terry Schiavo, but there were...

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Elizabeth Warren Urges Democrats to Campaign On Single-payer

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/30/2017 at 4:30pm

Democrats have been struggling to find something positive to say, something to stand for and to campaign on.  Elizabeth Warren thinks that something should be single-payer health care.

The idea of single-payer is nothing new for Democrats.  Back in 2003, then-Illinois state senator Obama said:

I happen to be a proponent of a...

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Start of summer sparking new Zika concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/27/2017 at 4:00pm
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Last summer, American public health experts were deeply concerned about the rapid spread of the Zika virus, which has now been proven to cause birth defects and other health problems in infants. The United States reported over 5,000 cases of Zika and thousands more in American territories.

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Senate Delays GOP Health Care Vote Until After July 4th

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:46pm 6/27/2017 at 2:46pm

The Senate will delay a procedural vote to begin debate on the Republican Health Care bill until after the July Fourth recess, CNN reports.

Senate Majority Leader McConnel had hoped to open debate on...

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Pat Toomey: “The Senate bill will codify and make permanent the Medicaid expansion”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:00pm 6/25/2017 at 5:00pm
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Appearing this morning on Meet the Press, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) defended the Senate health care bill.

Pushing back against the premise that the Senate bill will destroy Medicaid and leave those who qualify for it under ObamaCare out in the cold, Toomey explained that the Senate bill “will codify and make...

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California Single Payer is dead….for the time being

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/24/2017 at 12:30pm
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I recently reported that California Senate Bill 562, which would establish a single payer healthcare system within the state, had recently cleared a major hurdle by passing through a state legislative committee.

However, the measure died upon entering the California Assembly.

A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered...

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How did can of whipped cream kill French model?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:30am 6/23/2017 at 11:30am
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Among the trending news items this week is the tale of a freak accident that took the life of a French model and aspiring social media star.

From the Daily Mail:

A French fitness blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser which hit her in the chest, giving her a...

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The Single-payer Party? Decimated Democratic Party Searches for a Winning Platform

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/4/2017 at 1:00pm
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Having sustained truly historic losses over the course of Obama’s presidency and into President Trump’s first term, the Democrats need a winning platform plank, and they think they’ve found it in single-payer health care.

With surprising Democrat base support for socialist Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) in the 2016 Democrat primaries and with...

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