With Hillary Clinton, We’ve Seen This Witchhunt Before | Dame Magazine

With Hillary Clinton, We’ve Seen This Witchhunt BeforeWe’ve seen unprecedented level of murderous vitriol spewed at the Democratic presidential candidate. But it’s just another chapter in a long history of demonizing women seeking power.

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CDC probes rise in AFM cases as Washington reports cluster | CIDRAP (As current polio is close to eradication – is the virus trying to find new pathways to fulfilling its “purpose?”)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a national increase in acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) this year, with a surge in recent months, a pattern that may be linked to a recent cluster of suspected cases in Washington state.Though this year’s cases of AFM—marked by sudden onset of limb weakness associated with spinal cord inflammation—haven’t reached levels seen in 2014 when the condition first appeared on the national radar with 120 cases reported, the CDC said it is worried about the recent uptick.No common cause identifiedIn an update on its AFM page yesterday, the CDC said as of Sep 30, 89 AFM cases have been confirmed in 33 states, mostly in children. The rise in cases from across the country began in August, and the CDC said it has been actively investigating the illness since then.For comparison, in 2015 the agency received reports of 21 confirmed AFM cases from 16 states.

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