Links 11/12/12

Links for you. Science:

Kings of the Concrete Jungle
Reassessing Flu Shots as the Season Draws Near
Bees fight back killer mites, and win!
Anti-bacterial chemical triclosan shows up in rivers, causes concern
The hegemony of Glamour Pubs takes a hit

Other:

White identity politics doomed 2012 Republican effort
What are publishers afraid of with device restrictions?
How I Was Drawn Into the Cult of David Petraeus (I was always puzzled how a former punk rocker would buy into all of this)
Did Facebook Give Democrats the Upper Hand? (didn’t realize that reminding people to vote was evidence of favoring one party over the other–both parties should desire high turnout)
Papa John doesn’t want you to have health care, lives in 40K square foot home, 22 car garage, underpays his employees
The Sins Of General David Petraeus: Petraeus seduced America. We should never have trusted him. (no, he seduced the press corps. Big difference)
Outrage Builds As Arizona Continues To Count Votes
Why war might really be over (and why it might not)
A Simple Law Change Would Make The US Much Safer Fiscally Without Hurting A Single Citizen
How Raw Capitalism Is Devouring American Culture
Religion determines politics for Asian Americans
East Coast Rapist suspect acknowledges attacks in several states
Moochers And Freeloaders
Massachusetts defense industry watching Elizabeth Warren closely
Mass. blue laws derailing stores’ Black Friday plan
Born Losers

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One Response to Links 11/12/12

  1. Zachary Smith says:

    “Reassessing Flu Shots as the Season Draws Near”

    “Science” is finally catching up with what the anti-vaxxers have been saying for years. The next quote is from a 2008 piece.

    “An October, 2008 study in Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine looking at influenza vaccination of UK children has found no benefits for hospitalizations or doctor visits. Vaccine effectiveness in the study was only 7% to 52% for children aged six months to 5 yrs. Commenting on this study, Dr Peter Szilagyi, a paediatrician at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, stated: “Significant influenza vaccine effectiveness could not be demonstrated for any season, age or setting.””

    ### warning – link is to an anti-vaxxer site. ###

    http://vran.org/in-the-news/health-officials-in-denial-over-uselessness-of-flu-shots/

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