The latest deadly superbug — and why it

POSTED MAY 08, 2019, 10:30 AM , UPDATED MAY 24, 2019, 10:39 AM
Robert H. Shmerling, MDRobert H. Shmerling, MD
Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing


I have to admit it: recent news reports about a newly described “superbug” are worrisome and at least a little bit terrifying. This time, it’s not a flesh-eating bacterium or drug-resistant tuberculosis — in fact, it’s not a bacterial infection at all. It’s a fungus called Candida auris (C. auris).


Read more https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/candida-auris-the-latest-deadly-superbug-and-why-its-not-time-to-panic-2019050816606

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Boy Scouts Face Insurance, Bankruptcy Challenges Over Sex Abuse Claims


By Dune Lawrence | December 20, 2018

It took Robb Lawson until he was 45 to finally confront a dark memory from his days as a Boy Scout.

Lawson was a teenager at the time, a member of a troop in Georgia, picked to attend a wilderness challenge to win entry in the Scouts’ prestigious Order of the Arrow. He recalls that he wasn’t feeling well, and a trip leader took him to a tent and raped him.

Read more  https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2018/12/20/512554.htm

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Boy Scout Child Abuse Lawsuit

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is supposed to be a way for kids to learn survival skills and the value of teamwork. Unfortunately, Boy Scout troops can attract morally bankrupt men who use their positions as scoutmasters to prey on children.

We are exploring legal action against the Boy Scouts of America for cases in which it may have failed to prevent child abuse.

There are 1,247 BSA files pertaining to instances of molestation or sexual abuse of Scouts between 1965 and 1984. Ostensibly these “perversion files” exist to prevent known abusers from committing these terrible crimes again. But too often, according to the Los Angeles Times, the files and the BSA failed and endangered innocent Boy Scouts.

Read More  https://www.classaction.com/child-sexual-abuse/boy-scout-lawsuit/


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White Anxiety, and a President Ready to Address It

a man looking at the camera: At a Trump rally in Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday.

© Jonathan Drake/Reuters At a Trump rally in Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday.

Two forces convulsing American politics found each other at President Trump’s rally in North Carolina this week: a sense of anxiety among white voters about their standing in a country that is growing more diverse, and a politician intent on stoking those worries.

Read more  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-anxiety-and-a-president-ready-to-address-it/ar-AAEBbx1?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U452DHP

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Ebola Outbreak in Congo Is Declared a Global Health Emergency

The World Health Organization issued the order; the virus has infected more than 2,500 people and killed nearly 1,700.

Women at a hand-washing station, crossing from Rwanda into Goma, a heavily populated city in the Democratic Republic of Congo that had its first case of Ebola this week. 


By Denise Grady July 17, 2019

The year-old Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now considered a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in a formal declaration that many public health experts called long overdue.

“This is still a regional emergency and by no way a global threat,” said Robert Steffen of the University of Zurich, chairman of the W.H.O. emergency committee that recommended the declaration.

Read more https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/health/ebola-outbreak.html


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LGBTQ Americans Could Be At Higher Risk For Dementia, Study Finds

PET scan results that are part of a separate study on Alzheimer's disease at Georgetown University Hospital are seen in May.

Evan Vucci/AP


The research, led by the University of California, San Francisco, was released at the 2019 Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles. A large phone-based survey was conducted across nine states. Out of more than 44,000 adults aged 45 and older, roughly 3% of participants identified themselves as a sexual or gender minority.


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There are approximately 19,147 people living with HIV in Philadelphia.

Total Population

City Population by Race/Ethnicity  American Indian / Alaska Native (0.2%)  Asian (6.3%)  Black (42.2%)  Hispanic / Latinx (12.3%)  White (36.9%)  Multiple Race (1.8%)  Other* (0.3%)


Number of people living with HIV in 2017

19,147 Number of people living with HIV in 2017, by Race

63.9% Black | 15.4% Hispanic/Latinx | 17.3% White Number of people living with HIV in 2017, by Sex

72.0% male 28.0% female


Read more  https://aidsvu.org/state/pennsylvania/philadelphia/

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While WorldPride Rolls, 2 LGBTQ Events Are Canceled Due To Safety Concerns


June 30, 20195:27 PM ET

Lil Miss Hot Mess reads to children during a Drag Queen Story Hour in Brooklyn, NY. The event is held in libraries across the country, including, in the past, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Mary Altaffer/AP As thousands gathered in New York City for the world's largest LGBTQ celebration, some other events across the country were unable to proceed due to threats and safety concerns.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Jacksonville Public Library in Florida both canceled events that celebrate LGBTQ pride scheduled for this weekend


Read more https://www.npr.org/2019/06/30/737475179/while-worldpride-rolls-2-lgbtq-events-are-cancelled-due-to-safety-concerns


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Confederate flag What happen to freedom of speeck


Confederate Flag

Native Americans have lived in North America for more than 12,000 years.  Around 400 years ago, people from the Netherlands, England, Spain, and France arrived in North America and began to establish small, independent colonies.  These different civilizations traded, mixed, and fought with each other.  In 1789, they united and formed a common government based on an agreement known as the Constitution.  Many considered the Constitution to be a non-binding agreement: they believed that the different civilizations, now called “states,” could leave the common government at any time they chose.

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The Civil War profoundly shaped the United States as we know it today. Nevertheless, the war remains one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Here are ten basic facts you need to know about America's defining struggle.

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Sign Your Petition Against Immoral "Drag Queen Story Hour" Event for 3-Year-Olds

May 30, 2019

Totally unacceptable: A man dressed as a woman reads gender-bending "stories." Photo: San Jose Public Library​​

Pro-transgender activists -- adult men dressed as women -- should NEVER be allowed to confuse the innocent minds of 3-year-old children with gender-fluid “stories.” 

Not at the public library.  Not in school.  Not anywhere.

But the Haverford Township Free Library near Philadelphia is one of the latest libraries in America planning a “Drag Queen Storytime” for young children on June 15, 2019.

The real SHOCKER is this:  At least one “Drag Queen Story Hour” activist involved in the pro-transgender program was found to be a convicted and registered pedophile criminal.  And another “Drag Queen” performer in Louisiana confessed: “This is going to be the grooming of the next generation.”


Read more  https://www.tfpstudentaction.org/petitions/petition-against-drag-queen-story-hour-event-for-kids

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PBS Kids airs gay marriage on 'Arthur'

PBS Kids airs gay marriage on 'Arthur'


Tax-Funded PBS kids’ cartoon features homosexual “wedding”

Earlier this week a PBS tax-funded children’s cartoon series featured a homosexual "wedding" for its season premiere episode. On Monday, May 14, 2019, the beloved animated series revealed that one of its longtime main characters and Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, was gay and getting married.


Read more https://www.afa.net/activism/action-alerts/2019/pbs-kids-airs-gay-marriage-on-arthur/


Tax-Funded PBS cartoon features homosexual wedding

I urge PBS Kids network to pull this episode, “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” immediately, and no longer air it or future episodes featuring same sex couples.


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