Tag: public health

Messing With Flint’s Water Made Lots Of Women Miscarry. Tell Us How ‘Pro-Life’ You Are, GOP?

Saving 'preborn babies' is dandy when you're restricting women's health choices. But cleaning up their water? That costs money.
Illegal

Texas School District So Good At Teaching Teens Not To F*ck, Only 1 In 15 Have Chlamydia

Here's some terrific evidence of the effectiveness of abstinence-based sex ed in Texas: not only does the state have among the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country, but Texas is also pretty darn good at promoting sexually transmitted...
Remember to come back to the kitten if you listen to the video

It Takes 7 Kids With Whooping Cough To Change 1 Anti-Vaxxer Mom’s Mind

Seven. The answer is "Seven." That's how many of a Canadian mom's children (out of seven) had to get whooping cough to persuade her that her previous opposition to vaccines was just a wee bit wrong-headed. The good news:...
Oh, look at him acting like he Knows Things

Obama Says Climate Change Causes Asthma; Republicans Immediately Stop Breathing To Show Him Who’s Boss

Despite the fact that only 97% of climate scientists are convinced that global warming is real, President Barack Obama nonetheless met with medical and scientific experts Tuesday for a roundtable discussion of the public health impacts of climate change....
Well, maybe panic just a little

Chris Christie Smacked Down On Vaccines By Chris Christie’s Office

Wait a minute, folks, Chris Christie never said people shouldn't vaccinate their kids! Except that one time today when he kind of did say he was in favor of "balance" between public health and parental choice, and that other time...
Thank goodness you can't get Ebola from spittle

Chris Christie/Jenny McCarthy 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that public health policy needs to find a "balance" between the need to protect the public and parents who don't know shit about science. This comes less than four months after Christie...
Eyebrow of Doom!

Stephen Colbert So Sad Now That Fox & Friends Got The Ebola (Video)

TV Funnyman Stephen Colbert is understandably concerned about the emergence of Ebola in America, and by "concerned," we mean thoroughly terrified that the virus has made it from "Whocaresistan" to our golden shores. Just don't touch the fluids...

Rachel Maddow: Can Texas Handle Ebola As Well As Nigeria Did? (Video)

Here's Rachel Maddow talking sense on the Ebola virus. In her Thursday show, she looked at how authorities in Texas have responded to the first diagnosed case of the disease in the U.S. As it turns out, we've got a...

Public Health Hero C. Everett Koop Once Again Puts Biology Above Politics, Dies

C. Everett Koop, the Surgeon General whose anti-abortion stance appeared to be a feather in the Religious Right's cap when Ronald Reagan appointed him in 1981, but whose subsequent career as a crusader for science-based policy turned out to...

CIA Fake Vaccinated Children In Order To Capture Bin Laden

Your beloved Central Intelligence Agency has been caught running around the world trying to inject brown children with dirty syringes again. Is everyone impressed? That is the kind of creativity your nation uses to "keep the peace" in this...

Michele Bachmann Not Sure If the Gays Are a ‘Public Health Crisis’

Staring abyss Michele Bachmann appeared before Iowa social conservative group FAMiLY Leader, whose leader apparently once said, "If we’re teaching the kids, ‘don’t smoke, because that’s a risky health style,’ the same can be true of the homosexual lifestyle....

Chuck Todd Humiliates Everyone With His Gross Person Sneezes

Things have gotten too comfortable between America and America's husband, sensitive-seeming ginger Chuck Todd. He does not even cover his nose when he sneezes anymore, like a gross person. This is disgusting, as Kathleen Sebelius publicly explains for a...

Death-Flu Chickens Roosting Outside White House

Embedded video from CNN Video Oh god oh god somebody tell the president! A family of filthy "birds" (that is common DC parlance for "tree rats") has infiltrated the White House grounds. We must douse these animals in hand sanitizer,...