Tag Archives: public health

  Chlamydia The Tattooed Lady

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

Illegal
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 diseases, too! See, for instance, the happily-shagging teens of the Crane Independent School District in west Texas, where one in 15 students at the high school have chlamydia. Read more on Texas School District So Good At Teaching Teens Not To F*ck, Only 1 In 15 Have Chlamydia…
  A Pertussive Argument For Vaccinating

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

Remember to come back to the kitten if you listen to the video
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: All seven responded well to treatment and are now out of isolation. All it took to completely put Tara Hills’s anti-vax beliefs behind her was more than a week of home quarantine with seven children — the youngest just 10 months old — and their dry hacking coughs, sometimes so violent the kids vomited. Let’s hope that just maybe some others may learn from what her family went through, maybe? Read more on It Takes 7 Kids With Whooping Cough To Change 1 Anti-Vaxxer Mom’s Mind…
  Sucks To Your Ass-Mar

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

Oh, look at him acting like he Knows Things
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. You’d almost think that there’s a problem or something! Read more on Obama Says Climate Change Causes Asthma; Republicans Immediately Stop Breathing To Show Him Who’s Boss…
  sit down and shut up

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

Well, maybe panic just a little
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 in 2009 he expressed sympathy with anti-vaxxers, which we’ll get to in a moment. But no, he really does think vaccination is important, his office says now. Read more on Chris Christie Smacked Down On Vaccines By Chris Christie’s Office…
  Just try yelling at measles

Chris Christie/Jenny McCarthy 2016

Thank goodness you can't get Ebola from spittle
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 slapped a completely healthy nurse into a quarantine tent because she’d been treating Ebola patients. Read more on Chris Christie/Jenny McCarthy 2016…
  clipbait

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

Eyebrow of Doom!
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 on the shores. “That is crap-your-pants terrifying,” Colbert explains, “in that crap-your-pants is one of the symptoms of Ebola.” And remember, you can “get Ebola just by coming in contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids, including ‘blood, sweat, feces, vomit, semen, and spit.’ So you might want to avoid the next Gathering of the Juggalos.” But Colbert refuses to let propaganda get to him! “I won’t be fooled into staying calm by the so-called ‘experts’ with their so-called ‘medical degrees’ and their so-called ‘fingers,'” he insisted. “And neither will the ‘Fox and Friends.'” Colbert then cut to a clip of Dr. Dalilah Restrepo attempting to reassure the easily-freaked-out Friends of Fox, which didn’t go quite as well as it could have: She coughed while talking to the three amigos. Read more on Stephen Colbert So Sad Now That Fox & Friends Got The Ebola (Video)…
  Morning Maddow

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 good model for how to deal effectively with Ebola: Nigeria actually kept the disease from breaking out into a pandemic when it discovered an infected patient had flown into the country, and while it took a massive effort, it worked. And so, all Texas needs to do to prevent a public health emergency is to be at least as effective as Nigeria. We just don’t know whether Nigeria had an entire news network dedicated to insisting the government can’t be trusted, or its own bunch of wingnut bloggers getting huge pageviews by out and out lying about Ebola. Read more on Rachel Maddow: Can Texas Handle Ebola As Well As Nigeria Did? (Video)…
  Science is not a dirty word

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 be a big black eye for the tobacco industry and gay-haters, died yesterday at the age of 96. Let’s take a few minutes to remember a man whose insistence on putting science ahead of ideology surprised the liberals who initially opposed him and flummoxed the Culture Warriors who eventually came to consider him a traitor. Read more on Public Health Hero C. Everett Koop Once Again Puts Biology Above Politics, Dies…
  children are easy targets because they are slow

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 world, by setting traps for small humans who merely thought they were being vaccinated. This is bound to be excellent public relations for the many global health programs that strive to improve early childhood mortality rates: Read more on CIA Fake Vaccinated Children In Order To Capture Bin Laden…
  the gay cock crows

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. That’s why I think we need to speak the truth once in a while.” So Think Progress, being Think Progress, asked her if she thought this too. She didn’t have an answer, probably because her brain rotted itself fighting off the gay disease she caught from a door handle some gays had sex with. Read more on Michele Bachmann Not Sure If the Gays Are a ‘Public Health Crisis’…
  the honeymoon is over

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 good minute. Sneeze like you used to sneeze, Chuck. Read more on Chuck Todd Humiliates Everyone With His Gross Person Sneezes…
  that's not very sanitary

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, or boil them, or else just move them into a confined space with Joe Biden. [CNN] Read more on Death-Flu Chickens Roosting Outside White House…
 

CDC Adviser Arrested for Putting the “Public” in “Public Health”

Today in public masturbation by sometime government employees news: A prominent public health expert who is a top adviser to federal health agencies was arrested on suspicion of public indecency in an airport men’s room. Dr. Hugh H. Tilson, 67, was arrested Jan. 16 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport after a plainclothes police officer said he saw Tilson masturbating at a urinal while watching other men urinate. Read more on CDC Adviser Arrested for Putting the “Public” in “Public Health”…