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#FloridaMonkeys

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On November 13, 2018
I guess there’s no reason for Florida’s escaped monkeys to be any less disease ridden than Florida’s people: In the heart of central Florida lies Silver Spring State Park—a large patchwork of forests and wetlands with a spring-fed river flowing through it. One of Florida’s first tourist attractions, the park was once known for its […]

Carter

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On March 28, 2018

It’s time to remember two true things about Jimmy Carter. First, he was a bad president who undermined his own administration through his obsession with inflation, his governance well to the rig

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As we discussed the other day, we don’t really know what the heck is going with the Zika virus. We do know that it is causing a variety of health problems in different places that are very bad. The most prominent is microcephaly, where babies are born with exceptionally small heads. If this is as […]

Ebola

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On November 9, 2015

With all the intensive fear-mongering coverage of Ebola in the weeks before the 2014 midterm elections, you’d think that the World Health Organization declaring Sierra Leone Ebola-free would be

Cancer Clusters

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On December 12, 2014

Paul Voosen has an interesting article at National Geographic that wonders why there has not been more known cancer clusters develop given the nation’s long history of toxicity. There’s no

Modern Sanitation

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On July 6, 2014

In the late 19th century, Americans were still trying to figure out why they died of horrible diseases all the time. At this time, the idea of contagion was just beginning to gain acceptance, which wo

The Harrison Death

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On April 1, 2014

Given that Washington was a swampy cesspool of disease and both human and animal waste through most of the 19th century (as opposed to the spiritual and moral cesspool it is today), it’s hardly

Because AIDS is Hilarious

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On January 11, 2014
As the political figures of my youth pass away, I realize how few of them I really know much about, even though I’m a pretty political guy obviously. That’s especially true of the Reagan Administration. I could probably name 40 or so Reagan appointees without working too hard, but that’s not that many. But I […]

Dengue Fever

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On November 5, 2013

So I hear Dengue Fever is coming to my town and I hope it is this: Unfortunately, it is this: This past summer, Aedes aegypti—the invasive African mosquito best known for carrying the potentially de

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