Category Archives: Fucking Morons

So This Is How We’re Going to Respond to the Killer Death Virus?

So two power-hungry, corrupt, thuggish governors, New Jersey’s Chris Christie and New York’s Andrew Cuomo, have decided to enact their own public health Ebola policy. What could possibly go wrong? Well, according to Doctors Without Borders, one of their nurses … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Public Health, Viruses | 6 Comments

The Wealth of Sh-theads

Amidst all of the discussion about Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which describes how inequality will continue to rise, this is an issue I haven’t seen raised, but, snark aside, seems rather important: This might not be a … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Economics, Fucking Morons | 3 Comments

Murphy’s Law of Vaccines

This, from a family physician, about the ‘law of vaccine supply and demand‘: Remember the H1N1 epidemic from 2009? The country was obsessed with the bird flu, like they are now with Ebola. My patients were scared to get the … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Public Health, Vaccination | 2 Comments

The Question That Needs to Be Asked of the Ebola Fear Mongers

It is this: Have your had your flu shot? Between norovirus and winter vomiting disease, we’re going to have a lot of false alarms, if the hysterical reaction to Ebola right now is any guide. The fewer people coming down … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Influenza, Viruses | 1 Comment

Those Budget Cuts Certainly Didn’t Help Our Preparedness

The state of our public health infrastructure is, well, kinda like the rest of infrastructure (boldface mine): But here at home, two programs that deal directly with emergency preparedness for hospitals have been cut. The CDC’s emergency preparedness program, which … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Funding, Healthcare | 1 Comment

Former Republican Executive Director Says Something Horrible About Ebola

I’m shocked, really, I am (boldface mine): The former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party is coming under fire for the novel solutions to the Ebola epidemic he is posting on Twitter. The vehemently pro-life … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Viruses | 1 Comment

Even If You Think We Should ‘Defeat ISIS’, What Makes You Think We Can?

A while ago, I argued that, regardless of what one might think about the need to intervene in Iraq and Syria to stop ISIS, our foreign policy establishment/national security apparatus has had a dismal record of failure in the Middle … Continue reading

Posted in Fucking Morons, Iraq, Syria | 2 Comments