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Why isn’t govt. spending available Zika money?–Sen. Grassley

Why aren’t billions of dollar in available tax money being used to fight Zika? That’s what Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) are asking the Obama Administration in a new letter. The Senators say Health and Human Services has been “slow to distribute” $589 million left over from the Ebola crisis. And […]

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Fact Check: False Reports Claiming Calif. Measles Outbreak “Killed Children”

Recent reporting has implied or stated that the California measles outbreak resulted in many deaths. Further, many reports and blogs have implied there have been many U.S. measles deaths in recent years. One notable example is an article published in Examiner.com by Paul Hamaker who is described as a “chemist and mathematician” (and also is referred […]

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California Measles Outbreak Over: No Deaths Reported

[Above image: classic measles rash] California’s Disney theme park-related measles outbreak has been declared over. No deaths were reported among the 147 patients, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The vast majority of cases were contained to California. Measles is considered a highly contagious virus spread through the air by coughs and sneezes. CDC […]

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U.S. Ebola Timeline

2014 July: Two Americans, Samaritan’s Purse relief workers Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, and Nancy Writebol, 59, are infected while working in Liberia. They are brought to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment. It’s not known exactly how they contracted Ebola. August: Massachusetts doctor Rick Sacra, 51, is diagnosed with Ebola after providing aid at […]

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Mystery Outbreaks Now Linked to 115 Paralyzed Children and 14 Deaths

[Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen under a microscope] Today came yet another among many examples of the broken Freedom of Information FOI process: a letter from the government regarding my request for information about the deadly U.S. outbreak of Enterovirus (EV) D68. EV-D68 is a polio-like virus linked to the deaths of at […]

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Fact Check: Anne Schuchat’s Claim That Vaccines Can’t Cause Brain Damage

[Above image: Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director of the National Center for Immunization, Centers for Disease Control] Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass): “Is there any scientific evidence that vaccines cause profound mental disorders?” Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC: “No.”                   –Testimony before Senate Committee, Feb. 10, 2015 The top vaccine official at the […]

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