Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

June 15th, 2024 - 9:51 pm § in Health, Republicans

Dr. Fauci didn’t kill puppies

In 2021, a Republican advocacy group accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of funding “cruel” drug and vaccine testing on beagles. Rightwing media ran with the story, which became known as “Beaglegate,” and Don Trump Jr. even sold “Fauci kills puppies” t-shirts (photo below).[...]

June 1st, 2024 - 1:21 am § in Health

Is a herpes cure coming?

An experimental gene therapy developed at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center “eliminated 90% of facial infection and 97% of genital infection in lab mice who were infected with herpes simplex 1,” U.S. News reported on May 15, 2024 (read story here to find out how it works). Wa[...]

May 24th, 2024 - 1:43 am § in Environment, Health, Law and Courts, Politics

RFK Jr. is lying about the pandemic

In his early days Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (photo, left) struggled with drugs and initially failed the New York bar exam, but then bootstrapped himself to a highly successful environmental law career, much of it working for nonprofits and teaching law students (read his bio here). I’ve attended e[...]

May 20th, 2024 - 3:39 pm § in Health, Politics, Republicans

Ex-legislator has second thoughts about strict abortion ban

Former Idaho state senator Jim Woodward (photo, left) voted for all the legislative bills that made his state’s abortion ban among the strictest in the country, a Politico story begins (read it here). In 2020, he voted for a law that threatens doctors with “fines, lawsuits, jail time and rev[...]

May 18th, 2024 - 6:23 pm § in Health

A home remedy for Alzheimers?

Two Alzheimers patients who participated in a clinical study claim to have halted or reversed its progression, the Daily Mail reported on May 18, 2024 (read story here). That’s not a strong study, but it certainly piques interest. One of those patients reported a “remarkable turnaround&#[...]

May 5th, 2024 - 12:15 pm § in Health, Misc.

The worst places to be a nurse

This article will focus on pay; obviously other factors affect the nurses’ quality of worklife, such as being so overworked they make errors that can land them in prison. Nurse pay varies with location, and so do living costs, so you have to balance one against the other. When you do that, the[...]

May 16th, 2023 - 2:17 pm § in Business, Democrats, Economics, Health, Politics, Republicans

What’s wrong with work requirements?

As part of their debt ceiling demands, Republicans are demanding expanded work requirements for food stamps and Medicaid. On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, GOP House Speaker McCarthy seemed to enlarge that to all safety net programs (read story here). It looks reasonable on its face. But as with many things[...]

April 10th, 2023 - 11:24 pm § in Health

Tiffany Dover isn’t dead

Tiffany Dover, a Tennessee hospital nurse, fainted after receiving one of the first Covid-19 vaccine shots (first video clip below). She has a long history of fainting spells, and the vaccine shot had nothing to do with it. It’s a result of an underlying medical condition. But anti-vaccine con[...]

March 16th, 2023 - 6:28 pm § in Health

Covid-19: New evidence bolsters animal-origin theory

The Chinese government insists Covid-19 didn’t originate in China — even accused a U.S. Army lab in Maryland of leaking it — and previously unseen genetic data from the Wuhan market posted by Chinese scientists last week was quickly taken down. But it was up long enough for western[...]

March 13th, 2023 - 5:32 pm § in Health

Ivermectin advocate dies from pills

“A Rhode Island man who promoted ivermectin died from a common side effect,” Raw Story reported on Monday, March 13, 2023 (read story here). Daniel P. Lemoi, 51, of Foster, Rhode Island (photo, right; obituary here), took ivermectin daily since 2012 in doses meant for cows and horses. It[...]