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Anti-Vaccine Patients Vent Anger On Healthcare Workers

LOS ANGELES TIMES – As a pulmonary and critical care physician in Southern California treating hospitalized patients with COVID-19, I am noticing a rising tension. Beyond just being overwhelmed, we are now part of the collateral damage. I recently asked a security guard to accompany me and an ICU nurse to meet the family of an unvaccinated 42-year-old firefighter who refused to accept that COVID-19 caused his respiratory failure. Adamantly refusing intubation despite worsening over weeks,...

Traffic Deaths Spike During Pandemic

BOSTON GLOBE – More people were killed on Massachusetts roadways in 2021 than in any other year since 2007, continuing an alarming spike in road deaths across the state since the pandemic began. As of Sunday, the state had counted 414 drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes last year, a sharp increase from the 343 deaths recorded in 2020, according to a Massachusetts Department of Transportation database that tracks traffic fatalities. The statistics...

Covid Testing “Egregious Fraud”

ARS TECHNICA – Federal and state investigations into a large national chain of COVID-19 testing sites have turned up tests that were never labeled with patients' names, tests piled into trash bags stored for long periods at room temperature, tests that were never processed, and test results that were clearly fake. Behind the testing sites are two Illinois-based companies: Center for COVID Control (CCC) and Doctors Clinical Laboratory, Inc., which is said to carry out...

State Launches Child Custody Battle Over Ivermectin Use

CONCORD — A leading opponent of COVID-19 vaccine mandates said the state’s child protection agency is trying to take custody of the youngest of his four children because he gave him ivermectin to treat the virus. Former state Rep. J.R. Hoell, R-Dunbarton, said two police officers and staff with the Division of Children Youth and Families showed up at his door Dec. 9 with an order seeking custody of Hoell’s children. The order has since been...

Pit Bull ‘Service Dog’ Viciously Attacks Library Worker

A San Francisco Main Library security guard was aggressively attacked by an attendee's "service dog" on Sunday.

Alert: There Is No Such Thing As A Vegan Egg

BBC – As I swept the cakes out of the oven, I could already tell that they were going to be delicious. In front of me were nine perfect golden-brown domes, wafting tantalising suggestions of vanilla and butter (substitute) around the room. What could go wrong. It was 2015 and I was a newly converted vegan – at the time, it was often still considered “weird”, and possibly even slightly suspicious. In this (almost) pre-Veganuary...

We Are Losing The War Against Superbugs

Drug-resistant bacteria — also known as superbugs — are on the rise globally, and they're now killing more people each year than either HIV/AIDS or malaria.

Fruit Salad Factory Allowed To Re-Open Despite Deaths

Dole is reopening two salad production plants linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections that has killed at least two people.

Nation’s Largest Abortion Protest Could Be Last Under Roe

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The largest anti-abortion rally in the U.S. returns Friday with thousands of expected protesters in Washington who feel within reach of their goal for the last 49 years: a sweeping rollback of abortion rights. "My hopes have been dashed many times, but I have never felt like this," said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. The March for Life, for decades an annual protest against abortion, arrives this year...

What Dog Owners Still Don’t Get About Leash Laws

Pet Dog Rescued From Frozen River by New York Firefighters After It Chased Geese Onto Ice NEWSWEEK – A pet dog had to be rescued from a frozen river in Plainville, New York, after it chasing geese out onto the ice and getting stuck. Images taken at the scene of the rescue on Thursday (January 13) and posted by Plainville Fire Department to Facebook showed the small dog, reportedly a Shih Tzu, standing out in the...

Fan Tosses Sex Toy On Field During Bills’ Rout Of Patriots

THE NEW YORK POST – Five seasons after a fan first tossed a sex toy into the Bills' end zone, the tradition was revived Saturday in the third quarter of Buffalo’s 47-17 rout of the rival Patriots in the AFC wild-card round. After Patriots wideout Kendrick Bourne caught a third-quarter touchdown from Mac Jones, a fan launched and fired. The object flew right by Bourne and landed in the corner of the end zone, where...

Exercise Buffs Urged To Take A Break

BBC – A mental health charity is reminding people that while exercise is a good thing, some people are taking it too far, often as an antidote to the stress and anxieties of life. Mind says some push on, even if they are injured or unwell: keeping fit can become an obsession. During the first Covid lockdown, exercise was one routine people could still do. Some, like 21-year-old Catherine, became over-reliant on it. "Like many people, I was...

Urgent Warning: “Do Not Kiss Your Pets”

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals, according to officials from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. The pet shop employee tested positive for the delta variant on Monday, and several...

Rabbi Threw Chair At Gunman, Ran For His Life

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below ...  COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — The rabbi of a Texas synagogue says he threw a chair at the gunman and then escaped with two other hostages after 10-hour standoff. Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker told "CBS Mornings" on Monday that he let the gunman in Saturday because he appeared to need shelter. He said the man was not threatening or suspicious at first. Later, he heard a...
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