Monthly Archives: September 2009

TEH SWINEY FLOO!, Streptococcus, and the Forgotten Vaccine

Once again, our vaccination non-policy is needlessly putting lives at risk. We need to make the PCV7 (pneumococcal) vaccine part of our flu fighting strategy.
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Posted in Influenza, Microbiology, MRSA, Public Health, Vaccination, Viruses | 1 Comment

Insurance Companies’ War on Juvenile Diabetics Gloriously Marches On

But, by all means, let private insurers essentially write healthcare legislation. I’m sure it will only be a problem for juvenile diabetics, right?
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Posted in Healthcare | 14 Comments

So Why Aren’t We Worrying About Deflation?

Incomes have flatlined.
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Posted in Bidness, Economics, Inflation | 10 Comments

May Everyone Be…

inscribed in the Book of Life.
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Posted in Jewish Stuff

The Good News Is That Blue Dog Dem Mike Ross Isn’t a Cheap Whore…

…it takes a lot of money to buy his vote.
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Posted in Bidness, Democrats, Healthcare | 2 Comments

If You’re at the Smithsonian…

Darwin and ants at NMNH.
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Posted in Museums etc.

Note to Bachman About Census Bashing: It Has Real Consequences

A census worker describes the vitriol.
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Posted in Conservatives | 13 Comments

A Question for the LI Nurses: If the Swine Flu Vaccine Weren’t Mandatory, Would You Get It?

If the staff isn’t committed to infection control, then I certainly wouldn’t want to be a patient in that hospital if I could avoid it.
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Posted in Influenza, Vaccination | 31 Comments

Will the Shorter NIH Proposal Format Move Decision Making Back to the NIH?

Proposals are like admissions to highly selective colleges and universities. Proposals are like admissions to highly selective colleges and universities.
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Posted in Funding, NIH, Statistics | 1 Comment

Oklahoma H.R. 2211: The Triumph of the Stupid

The only difference between this policy and forcing children to eat lead paint chips is that H.R. 2211 might be reversible.
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Posted in Conservatives, Creationism, Fucking Morons | 14 Comments