SARS vaccine search makes a key advance -
www.boston.com - "Drugs to treat SARS and even a vaccine to block the lethal
respiratory disease could be available in just a few years with the discovery of
the molecular mechanism that allows the virus to invade human cells, an advance
achieved with unprecedented speed."
told to steer clear of autistic lad - Boston Herald - "The
Quincy woman accused of mercilessly harassing an 11-year-old neighbor with
autism claiming he brought down her property values was ordered yesterday by a
judge to stay away from the child."
look for help on fees - Apple Valley Sun Current - "For a homeowner,
the prospect of selling their house and moving to a new home is often a
thrilling, exciting experience. Unless you are Krissa Leitz and her two
children...Leitz, who recently closed on her house, is moving to a smaller home
in Lakeville in order to continue to afford to send her children, Ryan and Abby,
to therapy for their autism...Leitzs story is not unique."
death sparks meningitis concern - AP via CNN - "A volunteer medic who
treated injured demonstrators at a free trade meeting last week died Wednesday
of bacterial meningitis, sparking a health investigation to determine whether
others were exposed."
Thousands sickened in early, severe flu season - Especially virulent strain
of virus is cropping up - CNN -
"'One of the reported deaths from
flu this year was of a child with symptoms that were not consistent with the
flu,' said Dr. Ned Calonge, Colorado's chief medical officer...'The loss of this
child is tragic, but parents need to know this is a very unusual case, and that
there have not been any similar cases in Colorado or Texas, where flu activity
has been the worst to date in the United States this year," he said in a
statement on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Web site.'"
N.M. schools - Deadly in Colorado, strain strikes 40 percent of Pojoaque
students - Albuquerque Tribune Online
Officials reject flu
risk claims - Claims that the UK may be unprepared if this year's flu season
turns into "the big one" have been dismissed by the Department of Health.
the reason this good doctor doesn't know what the symptoms are is because there
is not a definitive thing called "AIDS". Here's what Professor
Peter Duesberg had to say about AIDS in
Inventing the AIDS Virus: "This war has been
fought in the name of the virus-AIDS hypothesis, which holds that HIV, the AIDS
virus, is a new cause of thirty old diseases, including Kaposi's sarcoma,
tuberculosis, dementia, pneumonia, weight loss, diarrhea, leukemia, and
twenty-three others (see chapter 6). If any of these previously known
diseases now occurs in a patient who has antibodies against HIV (but rarely ever
any HIV), then his or her disease is diagnosed as AIDS and blamed on HIV.
If the same disease occurs in a patient without HIV-antibodies, his or her
diseases is diagnosed by its old name and blamed on conventional chemical or
Comment: And what
if, as some believe,
HIV has nothing to do with AIDS?
Congress passes sweeping changes -
Republican victories spur partisan animosity - AP via The Daily Camera - "With
wide bipartisan support, Congress approved a five-year, $15 billion bill
proposed by the president to combat AIDS in 14 African and Caribbean nations.
Another $5.6 billion over 10 years was set aside to research and stockpile
vaccines in response to the threat of bioterrorist attacks."
Europe to issue passports for pets - AP via Yahoo! - "Owners will be able to
use a standardized blue booklet stamped with the European Union (news
web sites)'s circle of gold stars, listing vaccinations and certifying the
pets are rabies-free."
Designing a dope
test for research (requires registration) - BioMedNet - "Scientific
misconduct is like doping in sports, says leading biochemist Peter Hans
Hofschneider. The scientific community must remain alert to the problem, even
small infractions of good working practice should not be tolerated."
Study: First Caesarean increases risk -
www.boston.com - "Women who have their first
baby by Caesarean section are at significantly higher risk of losing their next
baby to an unexplained stillbirth before going into labor, according to a new
study...An expert not associated with
the study, published in The Lancet medical journal, said the research is
important because it suggests hospitals that tend to do a lot of Caesareans
might need to consider strategies to reduce them."
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"A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth."
-- Albert Einstein, letter to a friend, 1901
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to William C. Jarvis, September 28, 1820
“A sacred cow will not protect the herd.”
-- Sandy Gottstein
"What's the point of vaccination if it doesn't protect you from the unvaccinated?"
-- Sandy Gottstein
"Who gets to decide what the greater good is and how many will be sacrificed to it?"