“We must stop stigma and hate. It’s easy to blame, it’s easy to politicize, it’s harder to tackle a problem together and find solutions together. We will all learn lessons from this outbreak, but now is not the time for reclamations or politicization.”
Coronavirus live updates:
WHO calls on leaders to ‘stop stigma and hate’ amid reports of discrimination
Feb 15, 2020
Chinese officials on Saturday reported 2,641 new coronavirus cases and 143 additional deaths in...
San Diego County declares local health emergency to aid coronavirus response – while simultaneously insisting public is not at risk |
Feb. 14, 2020
Los Angeles Times – Looking to increase funding for local quarantine operations connected to novel coronavirus, San Diego county public health officials declared health and local emergencies Friday afternoon.
The action, which must be ratified by the county supervisors on Feb. 19, is similar to one taken by the Santa Clara County Board...
Detroit area Denny's abruptly closes
Jan 21, 2020
Macomb Daily – Fans of Denny's Grand Slam breakfast will no longer be able to enjoy the meal at the chain's Roseville, Michigan diner.
After decades of feeding Macomb County residents, the round-the-clock eatery on Gratiot Avenue near Macomb Mall last week shut its doors for good.
A note taped to the building's front door thanks the community for its support and says the location is closed permanently ... Read...
"You've got live animals, so there's feces everywhere. There's blood because of people chopping them up."
China virus renews safety concerns about wild animal slaughter
BEIJING (AP) — China cracked down on the sale of exotic species after an outbreak of a new virus in 2002 was linked to markets selling live animals. The germ turned out to be a coronavirus that caused SARS.
The ban was later lifted, and the animals reappeared. Now another coronavirus is...
‘Forcing girls to be spectators in their own sports is completely at odds with Title IX…’
Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines – Three high-school girls and their mothers, with legal assistance from the Alliance Defending Freedom, sued Connecticut‘s public schools on Wednesday for letting boys compete in female athletics.
“Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field,” said ADF Legal Counsel Christiana Holcomb, according to ADF’s press release. “Forcing them to compete against boys isn’t fair,...
After discouraging travel bans, World Health Organization now calls Coronavirus ‘more powerful’ than terrorism
Feb 12, 2020
Breitbart – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on Tuesday the newly discovered coronavirus ravaging China, or any viral outbreak, can have “more powerful consequences than any terrorist action” and encouraged global governments to “do whatever it can to stop it.”
The remarks follow a month of WHO officials initially refusing to declare the outbreak a...
CBS News – The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the new coronavirus, which has killed almost 1,400 people and is still spreading in China, could be around for at least another year.
With the Chinese government reporting 121 more deaths and more than 5,000 new cases Thursday alone, the illness dubbed COVID-19 didn't even appear to have peaked.
Chinese health officials in the epicenter province of Hubei changed the way...
"I'm the guy that helped get Obamacare passed." – Joe Biden, Feb. 11, 2020
Biden wrapped himself in Obamacare ... it did not go well
Headline Health – Joe Biden went down in spectacular defeat with a fifth-place finish in yesterday's first-in-the-nation New Hampshire presidential primary.
In the final hours before he beat a hasty retreat out of the Granite State – leaving loyal supporters at his election night gathering in Nashua dazed and confused – the former...
"Democrats want to run your healthcare, but they can't even run a caucus in Iowa." – President Donald Trump, Manchester, NH, Feb 10, 2020
Trump Skewers Dems On Healthcare, Iowa
The Sun – President Donald Trump mocked "mumbling" Nancy Pelosi at his New Hampshire rally, saying Democrats are "losing their minds" ahead of tomorrow's primary.
During the Manchester rally, the president derided "radical socialist Democrats" and impersonated Pelosi's response to his State of the Union speech last...
Deer overpopulation meets its match: women who hunt |
Suburban housewives have taken up gun and bow in record numbers.
New York Times – A camo-clad pair of hunters slipped into the woods near Yaphank, Long Island, one Sunday this winter, to position themselves before sunset, when white-tailed deer are most active.
One carried pink arrows, and the other had a purple bow.
But the tree stand they planned to climb into was missing. It happens — the...
HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old Guatemalan boy sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the medical care he has received in detention for a head injury suffered before the family was arrested.
The lawsuit filed late Friday in California asks a judge to order the child to be taken to a pediatric neurologist or pediatric neurosurgeon.
It also seeks to prevent ICE from trying to immediately deport the family.
The boy fell out of...
"Feral hogs can carry or transmit several diseases to wildlife and humans. Three diseases that cause the most concern are swine brucellosis, pseudorabies, and tularemia, although feral hogs harbor other diseases as well." – USDA
Why do officials in this state want to ban feral hog hunting?
Jan 28, 2020
MissouriNet – Two southern Missouri state lawmakers are unhappy with a letter the state Department of Agriculture (MDA) director has sent to the U.S. Forest Service, in support...
Coronavirus has been reported in nearly every Asian Pacific nation except North Korea – until today, when it was leaked by unofficial sources. Is this because they didn't have it, or they didn't report it? North Korea is notorious for a lack of validity and reliability in its health data.
Infectious disease risks in North Korea remain largely unknown according to a 2018 report.
Border crossings between North Korea and China are commonplace. Trade with...
By William E. Bennett Jr.
Oct. 22, 2019
Washington Post – We know how important it is to have insurance so that we can get health care.
As a physician, parent and patient, I cannot overemphasize that having insurance is not enough.
As a gastroenterologist, I often prescribe expensive medications or tests for my patients.
But for insurance companies to cover those treatments, I must submit a “prior authorization” to the companies, and it can...
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