Category Archives: pandemic

It’s spooky how much the virus linked to “polio-like illness” isn’t coming from immigrants – Virology Down Under

EV-D68 is not a new virus to the US of A Maybe you checked out the dedicated US CDC webpage on EV-D68? Or the Wikipedia page? Maybe the page by the American Council on Science and Health?  How about this American Academy of Pediatrics story or this one in Vox, or this in the LA Times? One thing the links above all have in common; they mention that EV-D68, was first discovered in children in California in 1962. Yeah, that California. The one in the US, where AFM cases are currently occurring. Not Central America, the current source of migrants fleeing corruption, gangs and poverty for a better life.

Source: It’s spooky how much the virus linked to “polio-like illness” isn’t coming from immigrants – Virology Down Under

Online health hoaxes: The place where bleach “cures” autism and vaccines spread epidemics | In English | EL PAÍS

There is a place where cancer can be cured in just 42 hours and where all the doctors in the world are conspiring to deceive the population. It is a place where you can “cure” autism with bleach, and where vaccines, far from preventing epidemics, actually spread them. This place is called social media, where a losing battle is being waged on a daily basis against dangerous health hoaxes and misinformation. In Spain, the internet is the second most important source of information on pseudotherapies, and two-thirds of citizens go online to read up on health issues.

Source: Online health hoaxes: The place where bleach “cures” autism and vaccines spread epidemics | In English | EL PAÍS

How drug resistant TB evolved and spread globally – European colonialism!

The most common form of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) originated in Europe and spread to Asia, Africa and the Americas with European explorers and colonialists, reveals a new study led by UCL and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Source: How drug resistant TB evolved and spread globally

Congo Ebola outbreak at ‘critical point’ after attack on Red Cross staff | Global development | The Guardian

Two health workers seriously wounded while carrying out safe burials of Ebola victims in north-eastern city of Butembo

Source: Congo Ebola outbreak at ‘critical point’ after attack on Red Cross staff | Global development | The Guardian

Heroism and tragedy of 1918 Spanish flu remembered in N.L. | CBC News

Many Inuit communities, like Hebron and Nutak, lost a great number of residents, but no community suffered a deeper blow than Okak.  It’s reported that before the flu arrived, 263 people lived in Okak — after the pandemic hit, fewer than 60 people were left.

Source: Heroism and tragedy of 1918 Spanish flu remembered in N.L. | CBC News

Italy Loosens Vaccine Law Just as Children Return to School – The New York Times Italian Fascists find new way to kill innocent people at random!

Only a year ago, the number of measles cases in Italy climbed to 5,006 in 2017, from 843 in 2016. Last year, Italy had Europe’s third-highest per capita rate of measles after much-poorer Romania and Greece. Mexico has recommended that its citizens be vaccinated before traveling to Italy.

Superbug strains resistant to all known antibiotics discovered by Melbourne researchers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Major Oops!

Australian scientists discover a new strain of superbug capable of causing near untreatable infections, prompting renewed calls for hospitals to do more to fight antibiotic resistance.

Source: Superbug strains resistant to all known antibiotics discovered by Melbourne researchers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

AfD: Who chooses them chooses Nazis – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Anyone who continues to vote for the AfD after this weekend wants a totalitarian state, wants the restriction of basic rights. He at least accepts a policy in the tradition of the National Socialists. Protest as an excuse is no longer valid. Even if you are afraid of foreigners, if you do not like the politics of Angela Merkel and you do not like Andrea Nahles, you should think about choosing neo-Nazis. To state that is neither left nor radical. The AfD is – in parts – against the free-democratic basic order. This has impressively proved this weekend. You have to know that as a voter. And you have to want it.

Source: AfD: Who chooses them chooses Nazis – SPIEGEL ONLINE

‘Utterly stupid’: Samoan PM hits out at climate change sceptics in fiery Sydney speech

Samoa’s Prime Minister urges Australia to make deeper cuts to carbon emissions to help save Pacific Island nations from the disaster of climate change.

Source: ‘Utterly stupid’: Samoan PM hits out at climate change sceptics in fiery Sydney speech