30 Screenshots Of People Who Caught Others Shamelessly Spreading Lies On The Internet And Stepped In To Shut Them Up. Nobody was born BS-proof.
We've all lied, said nonsense, regretted it, or maybe not. Sometimes the nonsense we shared did no harm to us or people around, and sometimes it really paid off. Like, white lies. BOMBSHELL: Rudy's 'Star Witness' Was A Custodian Temp Worker. 2019 was a terrible year for measles. 2021 could be much worse. The last several years have been terrible for measles, the highly contagious — and vaccine-preventable — childhood disease.
And, unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the next few years are shaping up to be much worse. Measles cases increased by 556 percent globally by 2019 from a historic low in 2016, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report study. Around the world, measles deaths also shot up by nearly 50 percent in that period, to 207,500 last year. Life Is Worth Losing - Dumb Americans - George Carlin. Facebook. 4-Year-Old Dies From Flu After Anti-Vaxxers Warn Mom Against Tamiflu. On Facebook, anti-vaxxers pushed a mom not to give her son tamiflu. He later died. - AOL News. Facebook groups that routinely traffic in anti-vaccination propaganda have become a resource for people seeking out a wide variety of medical information — including about the ongoing flu season.
Facebook hosts a vast network of groups that trade in false health information. On “Stop Mandatory Vaccination,” one of the largest known health misinformation groups with more than 178,000 members, people have solicited advice for how to deal with the flu. Members of the group have previously spread conspiracies that outbreaks of preventable diseases are “hoaxes” perpetrated by the government, and use the groups to mass-contact parents whose children have died and suggest without evidence that vaccines may be to blame. Experts: Samoa's measles outbreak is caused by underimmunisation. Multiple Facebook and Twitter posts claim that the measles vaccine is causing a deadly outbreak of the highly infectious disease in Samoa.
People are being “killed off by the vaccine,” claims one post, which were shared by a US-based anti-vaccination activist. The claims are false; it is not biologically possible for the measles vaccine to cause an outbreak of the disease; experts say the Samoa measles outbreak, which has killed more than 70 people according to official statistics, was caused by underimmunisation. Samoa’s government declared a measles epidemic in October 2019. How a wrong injection helped cause Samoa's measles epidemic. Image copyright Getty Images The number of people killed in Samoa's measles outbreak has reached 53, with almost 4,000 cases reported in total.
Health Ministry statistics show that 48 of the dead are children below the age of five. Is 'Fart Rape' an Authentic Feminist Concept? From a Distance: Geographic Proximity, Partisanship, and Public Attitudes toward the U.S.–Mexico Border Wall - Jeronimo Cortina, 2019. Anti vax movement: Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds. Russian Twitter trolls have attempted to fuel the anti-vaccination debate in the U.S., posting about the issue far more than the average Twitter user last year, a study out of George Washington University has found.
The "sophisticated" bots shared opinions from both sides of the anti-vaxxer debate, which took the U.S. by storm and prompted tech companies to crack down on the spread of misinformation surrounding vaccinations. In the study, professor David Broniatowski and his colleagues say the Russian trolls' efforts mimic those used in the past. 'Traffic jam' on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit.
Mom Slams Anti-Vaxxers After Her 5-Month-Old Baby Gets Measles During Outbreak. The first time you can get the MMR vaccine is at 12-15 months old.
Children under that age and people who are unable to get vaccines for medical reasons (eg they are allergic to the vaccine or have a weakened immune system) rely on herd immunity to not get sick. If enough people are vaccinated against a contagious disease (in the case of measles, 95 percent of the population) they create protection for the unvaccinated. This 6-second gif gives a pretty good explanation of how herd immunity works. Protection of the young and the vulnerable relies on others who can get vaccinated doing so. Terminally ill boy exposed to measles by unvaccinated child at CA hospital, mother says. Why “chickenpox parties” are a terrible idea—in case it’s not obvious. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made headlines Tuesday after revealing in a radio interview that he had purposefully exposed his nine unvaccinated children to chickenpox, drawing swift condemnation from health experts.
In case anyone needs a refresher on why you shouldn’t deprive children of safe, potentially lifesaving vaccines or purposefully expose them to serious, potentially life-threatening infections, here’s a quick rundown. Chickenpox is nothing to mess with Though most children who get the itchy, highly contagious viral disease go on to recover after a week or so of misery, chickenpox can cause severe complications and even death in some. Complications include nasty skin infections, pneumonia, brain inflammation, hemorrhaging, blood stream infections, and dehydration. Trump once again requests deep cuts in U.S. science spending.
For the third year in a row, President Donald Trump’s administration has unveiled a budget request to Congress that calls for deep spending cuts at many federal science agencies, including a 13% cut for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a 12% cut for the National Science Foundation (NSF), while providing hefty increases for the military.
But the $4.7 trillion request for the 2020 fiscal year that begins 1 October, released today, is already drawing bipartisan pushback from lawmakers in Congress and—as with past Trump administration requests—many of the cuts are unlikely to be enacted into law. The president’s science adviser, Kelvin Droegemeier, calls the request “an important down payment on America’s future.” A statement from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which he leads, says the president’s budget “promotes responsible spending [by] prioritizing high-impact programs that have been shown to be effective.” Unvaccinated 6-year-old boy was Oregon's first tetanus case in almost 30 years: report. How One Washington State Senator Is Rationalizing The Measles Outbreak (HBO) Anti-vaxers’ adult son gets measles; now, he has this message for the world. The War Against Solar Energy.
'Germs are not a real thing': Fox News host says he hasn't washed hands in 10 years. Donald Trump’s favourite TV show, Fox & Friends, has a reputation for giving airtime to conspiracy theories that benefit the White House agenda.