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Deadly Politics

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On December 20, 2022
You want to politicize vaccines, you will die for your whiteness: As the coronavirus pandemic approaches its third full winter, two studies reveal an uncomfortable truth: The toxicity of partisan politics is fueling an overall increase in mortality rates for working-age Americans. In one study, researchers concluded that people living in more conservative parts of […]

Idaho Public Health

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On December 24, 2021

Good times in Idaho, where craziness combines with deregulation to create complete health ridiculousness: The state was ablaze with the delta coronavirus variant in early August, when Connie visited h

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Wow, who could have guessed that chiropractors would be leading promoters of anti-vax trash? The flashy postcard, covered with images of syringes, beckoned people to attend Vax-Con ’21 to learn “the uncensored truth” about COVID-19 vaccines. Participants traveled from around the country to a Wisconsin Dells resort for a sold-out convention that was, in fact, […]

Malaria Vaccine

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On October 6, 2021

This is an enormous advance in the history of public health. The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the first ever vaccine to prevent malaria, debuting a tool that could save the lives of

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HIV Vaccine

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On April 9, 2021
I don’t know very much about the science behind vaccines, so I also don’t know if the amazing progress that led to the rapid development of multiple extremely effective COVID-19 vaccines is related to this. But either way, this is an unbelievable advancement in public health: A novel vaccine approach for the prevention of HIV […]
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COVID-19 is not a creation of globalization, but it’s rapid spread around the globe is. And it is just one of many, many diseases that globalization has whipped around the world, many of which don’t affect humans. For instance, there’s a epidemic killing rabbits going on right now that has just been introduced to the […]

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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