The New Measles Outbreak: Blame the Anti-Vaxxers

You have to be spoiled to play cute with disease—spoiled or, well, stupid. And today’s announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that measles cases in the U.S. have hit record highs in the first five months of this year is a maddening example of both. I learned of the report in an especially striking way. MoreHow I Learned to Stop Fretting and Just Raise the KidsWhy the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s FutureNSA Officials: Snowden Emailed With Question, Not Concern NBC NewsMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostComet Outlives Predictions Weather.comI returned this morning from a conference in Singapore where some of the most stimulating discussions were about global health — specifically, how to extend the preventive measures and treatments so easily available in the developed world to the harder-to-reach parts of the developing one. There were conversations about how wireless technology can be used to communicate between rural villages and urban hospitals, how new medicines can be fast-tracked from development to distribution and how cold chains can be created to keep vaccines viable as they make their way to the people who need them. Popular Among Subscribers The Transgender Tipping Point Subscribe The Man Who Guards The PlanetSaving PreemiesOn my return to the U.S., I passed through the arrivals terminal at JFK Airport, where Rotary In...
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Authors: Barber MRW, Clarke AE Abstract INTRODUCTION: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder that affects almost every organ system and it is treated with immunomodulation and immunosuppression. SLE patients have an intrinsically dysfunctional immune system which is exacerbated by disease activity and leaves them vulnerable to infection. Treatment with immunosuppression increases susceptibility to infection, while hydroxychloroquine use decreases this risk. Infectious diseases are a leading cause of hospitalization and death. AREAS COVERED: This narrative review provides an overview of rec...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
Cases in Africa pass 150,000; Germany eases travel ban;Wuhan doctor who worked with whistleblower diesGermany lifts travel warning for EuropeChina withheld data on coronavirus from WHO, recordings reveal‘We can’t relax’: Europeans face up to life after lockdownUK coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance9.00pmBSTKey developments in the globalcoronavirus outbreak today include:8.52pmBSTThe USA has confirmed 14,790 more cases and 761 more deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That takes the cumulative totals to 1,802,470 and 105...
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Authors: Alanagreh L, Alzoughool F, Atoum M Abstract The emerging COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat to the global health care system. Given the lack of antiviral therapies or vaccines for the disease, the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) obtained much attention as a treatment for COVID-19. However, there are limited and uncertain clinical data to support the beneficial effect of this drug in COVID-19 treatment. HCQ has several side effects and warnings, including blindness, heart failure, and renal toxicity, even with recommended doses. For severe cases of COVID-19 or in patients with preexisting condition...
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research
OBJECTIVE: Adults with ADHD are often victims of psychological and physical violence by romantic partners, but less is known regarding whether ADHD is associated with sexual assault victimization. METHOD: Adults with (n = 97) and without childhood ...
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OBJECTIVE: The COVID-19 pandemic affected today more than 3,000,000 worldwide, and more than half of humanity has been placed in quarantine. The scientific community and the political authorities fear an epidemic of suicide secondary to this crisis. The ai...
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A fire outbreak in a road tunnel is the most dangerous threat to the people who are trapped inside. The main danger is the generation of large amounts of toxic smoke. Tunnel fires develop in an unpredictable way, but the conditions get worse very quickly. ...
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BACKGROUND: The study aimed to investigate if the behaviours suggestive of ADHD were more frequent in a population of children attending the Emergency Department (ED) for injuries, rather than for other causes. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carr...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
News updates: 324 new deaths in the UK; death rate in Englandhigher among BAME people; testing data ‘widely criticised and often mistrusted’UK death toll passes 50,000Hancock ’s press conferenceCovid-19 ‘spreading from care homes and hospitals’‘Flora needs me’: MP criticises Rees-Mogg planCoronavirus – latest global updates7.10pmBSTThat ’s all for the UK live blog today, thanks for reading along - you can continue following the latest coronavirus coverage over on our global blog:Related:Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 6.3m; alert issued in Tokyo amid fear of ne...
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This study evaluated the preparedness of family doctors during early phase of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in Hong Kong. METHODS: All members of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians were invited to participate in a cross-sectional online survey using a 20-item questionnaire to collect information on practice preparedness for the COVID-19 outbreak through an email followed by a reminder SMS message between 31 January 2020 and 3 February 2020. RESULTS: Of 1589 family doctors invited, 491 (31%) participated in the survey, including 242 (49%) from private sector. In all, 98% surveyed doctors c...
Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
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