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USDA scientists weigh avian flu vaccine for cows; virus may be spreading from cattle back to poultry

Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy – In updates to its frequently-asked-question backgrounder on the H5N1 avian flu situation in dairy cows yesterday, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provided several updates on the investigation and response, including that its Agricultural Research Service has started to assess the potential to develop an H5N1 vaccine for cows. The agency added that it's difficult to say how long development...

Over 1,000 African migrants swarm NYC’s City Hall over supposed falsely promised green cards

NY POST – About 1,300 African migrants gathered outside City Hall Tuesday morning hoping to appear at a hearing on the black experience in the city shelter system — with some saying they were promised work visas or green cards if they showed. Only 250 people were allowed inside for the 10 a.m. hearing, while the hundreds of others who flocked downtown were left outside in a park, where footage showed them chanting and cheering. The...

Biden White House Mourns O.J. Simpson, Silent on Victims’ Families

(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) The White House extended its condolences to the mourning family of infamous athlete and convicted felon O.J. Simpson, following his death on Thursday.  Disturbingly, the White House failed to acknowledge the families and friends of his late ex-wife and friend, whom Simpson was accused of murdering. He was subsequently acquitted of any wrongdoing.  “Our thoughts are with his families during this difficult time — obviously with his family and loved ones,” White House...

City-Country Mortality Gap Widens Amid Persistent Holes in Rural Health Care Access

KFF HEALTH NEWS – In Matthew Roach’s two years as vital statistics manager for the Arizona Department of Health Services, and 10 years previously in its epidemiology program, he has witnessed a trend in mortality rates that has rural health experts worried. As Roach tracked the health of Arizona residents, the gap between mortality rates of people living in rural areas and those of their urban peers was widening. The health disparities between rural and urban...

Add Five More Years with One Therapy

LIFE EXTENSION – My 40-year quest to persuade supporters to keep their blood pressure in lower ranges continues to fail! I’ll never forget a call I received from a dedicated Life Extension® supporter in the 1980s who had suffered an ischemic stroke. He was fortunate to fully recover. My first question was about his blood pressure. It was elevated. This supporter recalled our warning to keep blood pressure below 120/80 mmHg. He nonetheless thought that his healthy diet...

Wynonna Judd’s daughter Grace Kelley hit with prostitution charges

“She was not appropriately dressed. She didn’t have the things covered that needed to be covered. And she was holding the ‘Ride for a Ride’ sign while she was in that state and with drivers going by, displaying herself." 

O.J. Simpson Dead

THE NEW YORK TIMES – O.J. Simpson, who ran to fame on the football field, made fortunes as a Black all-American in movies, advertising and television, and was acquitted of killing his former wife and her friend in a 1995 trial in Los Angeles that mesmerized the nation, died on Wednesday. He was 76. The cause was cancer, his family announced on social media. The announcement did not say where he died. A jury in the...

Jerry Grote, Star Mets Catcher on 1969 Championship Team, Dies at 81

Known for his field savvy and his powerful arm, he helped to propel the New York Mets through their storied 1969 World Series run.

Dr. Scott Atlas: Deborah Birx “Tried To Sabotage” Meeting Between Trump And Top Scientists In August 2020

REAL CLEAR HEALTH – In 2020, Dr. Scott Atlas was an advisor to the president and a member of the White House COVID-19 Task Force starting in mid-July 2020. He was shocked to see how powerful figures in Washington, including Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, were incentivized to politicize and monetize the response to the pandemic. House Oversight Democrats later released a report criticizing the influence Dr. Atlas had on Trump titled: The Atlas Dogma: The...

Biden Exaggerates Insulin Savings

KFF HEALTH NEWS – The cost of insulin in the United States has risen considerably in recent years, with some estimates finding that Americans have paid around 10 times as much for the drug as people in other developed countries. But recent changes by the federal government and drug manufacturers have started to drive insulin prices down, something President Joe Biden often mentions at campaign events. Biden told the crowd at a March 19 campaign reception in Reno,...

Oregon RE-criminalizes hard drugs, completing liberal experiment’s U-turn

Oregon has legislatively completed its U-turn on a short-lived liberal policy that decriminalized the possession of small amounts of certain drugs.

Donald Trump Suggests Joe Biden Is on Cocaine

NEWSWEEK – Donald Trump suggested President Joe Biden maybe on drugs after a white, powdery substance was found at the White House last year. The former president suggested Biden was "higher than a kite" during the State of the Union speech in March. Trump discussed potentially facing Biden in debates ahead of November's polls: "I think what happened is you know that white stuff that they happened to find, which happened to be cocaine in the White...

Hong Kong monkey encounter lands man in ICU with rare, deadly virus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 70 percent of untreated herpesvirus simiae infections in humans are fatal.

More Patients Are Losing Their Doctors — And Trust in the Primary Care System

KFF HEALTH NEWS – First, her favorite doctor in Providence, Rhode Island, retired. Then her other doctor at a health center a few miles away left the practice. Now, Piedad Fred has developed a new chronic condition: distrust in the American medical system. "I don’t know,” she said, her eyes filling with tears. “To go to a doctor that doesn’t know who you are? That doesn’t know what allergies you have, the medicines that make you...
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