Anxiety mounts among U.S. health workers on the front lines of coronavirus outbreak
Mar 2, 20205
Los Angeles Times – Doctors and nurses say they are alarmed by reports that multiple health workers in the United States have been sickened by a deadly coronavirus and that hospitals and other healthcare facilities appear to have become hot spots for the spread of infections.
On Sunday, health officials announced that two staff members at a Northern California hospital had...
Mar 3, 2020
Fosters – With the backdrop of the coronavirus spreading around the world, Mainers on Tuesday rejected an attempt to nullify the elimination of religious and philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccinations in a campaign that focused on community versus individual rights.
Every major medical organization in Maine supported the state law approved last year that reduces vaccine opt-outs at a time when more parents are forgoing vaccines for their children.
Groups seeking to restore philosophical...
Hours after we said that a "voluntary quarantine" is not a quarantine at all, an infected healthcare worker wants to party |
N.H. coronavirus patient breaks isolation, potentially exposing others
Most states have laws against breaking an isolation order.
March 3, 2020
NBC News – The first coronavirus patient in New Hampshire — an employee of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center — defied instructions from public health officials to stay away from other people.
In a statement, the state Department of...
"The PA Game Commission has failed in their primary task."
City dwellers seek relief from disease carrying deer |
Headline Health – Residents of major northeast metro areas including Pittsburgh and New York are reporting residential neighborhoods overrun with unwelcome whitetail deer.
The lack of hunters in these highly populated areas has created suburban parklands for hungry bucks, does, and fawns.
In the Pittsburgh area, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald S. are pleading with their state legislator to bring...
Icon of remaining active and productive at age 75+ steps down from the bench
CNN – Courtroom reality show "Judge Judy" is coming to an end after 25 years, CNN has confirmed.
"I've had a 25-year-long marriage with CBS, and it's been successful. Next year will be our 25th season, silver anniversary," the iconic star said.
According to the 77-year-old host, the network made the decision to utilize repeats of the program.
Although court will soon be adjourned,...
Feb 6, 2020
The Berkshire (Massachusetts) District Attorney has identified Joshua Jadusingh, 27, as the victim killed by a neighbor who was trying to stop a pair of attacking pit bulls.
Initially, police responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a dog attack at the apartment building.
When the two officers and a K9 unit responded they found two mature male pit bulls fighting.
The dogs turned to attack officers and police shot and killed the animals with their...
Nursing Home Outbreak Spotlights Coronavirus Risk In Elder Care Facilities
By JoNel Aleccia
MARCH 1, 2020
Kaiser Health News – An outbreak of coronavirus disease in a nursing home near Seattle is prompting urgent calls for precautionary tactics at America’s elder care facilities, where residents are at heightened risk of serious complications from the illness because of the dual threat of age and close living conditions.
The emergence of the novel contagious illness at the Life Care Center of...
Court will decide the fate of Obama health care law
By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, but the decision is not likely until after the 2020 election.
The court said it would hear an appeal by 20 mainly Democratic states of a lower-court ruling that declared part of the statute unconstitutional and cast a cloud over the rest.
"Researchers have shown that medical conspiracy theories have the power to increase distrust in medical authorities, which can impact people’s willingness to protect themselves."
Feb 28, 2020
The Conversation – The novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, with new cases being reported all the time.
Spreading just as fast, it seems, are conspiracy theories that claim powerful actors are plotting something sinister to do with the virus.
Our research into medical conspiracy theories shows that...
They went to Alaska for adventure. They found starvation, frostbite, and death.
'Into the Wild' lures the unprepared to Alaska wilderness |
Anchorage (AP) — For nearly a quarter-century, the old bus abandoned in Alaska's punishing wilderness has drawn adventurers seeking to retrace the steps of a young idealist who met a tragic death in the derelict vehicle.
For many, Christopher McCandless' legend was cemented in the 1996 "Into the Wild" book and later in...
Sex ed mandate passes House committee
Feb 27, 2020
The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA – By one vote, a House committee on Thursday approved a bill to require public school districts in the state of Washington to teach comprehensive sexual health education to K-12 students beginning with the 2022-23 school year.
SB 5395 would be phased in over two years, with the topic taught to students in grades six through 12 beginning with the 2021-2022 school year and...
"A regional crossroads, Iran also appears to be a primary source of the infections that have spread to neighbors."
Patients include Iranian vice president who served as spokesperson for Islamic kidnappers in the 444-day Iran hostage crisis of 1979
Feb 27, 2020
New York Times – A senior figure in Iran’s government, who sits just a few seats away from President Hassan Rouhani at cabinet meetings, has fallen ill with coronavirus, making her Iran’s seventh official to...
Legislators approve on-the-farm raw milk sales with warning labels
By Dan Flynn on February 28, 2020
Food Safety News – The Kansas Senate, on a 37-3 vote, has sent the House a bill permitting on-the-farm sales of raw milk with the requirement it is sold with a warning label because the product is not pasteurized.
it is expected to pass the House and remove for this year the possibility that Kansas would ban raw milk sales entirely. The state has...
“First of all, what we’re doing is immoral. I know that’s not a phrase they often use in politics, but it’s immoral. Look what he’s doing right — look what this president’s doing right now. Look what people have done before. They’re going to fingerprint food stamp recipients.” — Former vice president Joe Biden, Feb. 20, 2020
Say it ain't so, Joe!
Biden calls Trump 'immoral' – when he really meant to attack his fellow Democrat
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