CDC Investigation into Respiratory Disease Outbreak Has Contributed Absolutely Nothing to the Public's Knowledge So Far
Before the CDC initiated its investigation of vaping-associated respiratory illness (VARI) on August 1, here is what we knew about the outbreak:This outbreak is associated with vaping. If you want to avoid getting sick, you should avoid vaping.After nearly eight weeks of CDC investigation, here is what the CDC's current conclusion is about the outbreak:This outbreak is associated with vaping. If you want to avoid getting sick, you should avoid vaping.In other words, the investigation has added nothing in terms of public knowledge. Most importantly, it has added nothing in terms of specific steps that the public can take to avoid this life-threatening illness.Frankly, it didn't take a rocket epidemiologist to issue the same warning that the CDC is now issuing. Any guy off the street could tell the public that the outbreak is associated with vaping and that to avoid it, you should refrain from vaping. After all, thename itself tells you that: "vaping-associatedrespiratory illness. " The Rest of the StoryIn distinct contrast to most of its investigations, it appears that the CDC has lost sight of the purpose of this particular investigation. It appears that the driving purpose of the investigation is to do everything possible to demonize electronic cigarettes, holding out as long as possible to continue to invoke legally sold, nicotine-containing e-liquids as being responsible for the outbreak, even in the face of contradicting information.The CDC might defend its...
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Indiana physician Rebecca Denman sued St. Vincent Carmel Hospital for defamation and fraud after the hospital suspended her with partial pay for being under the influence of alcohol while on the job.Medscape Medical News
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The flight will leave Wuhan, then to Alaska for refueling and land in California.
Once key destinations for Chinese tourists, Asian countries are seeking to limit flows of visitors.
The coronavirus outbreak that started in central China has left at least 106 people dead and infected thousands around the world.
President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday that China was sure of defeating a "devil" coronavirus that has killed 106 people, but international alarm was rising as the outbreak spread across the world.
Facebook Inc suspended non-essential travel to mainland China as a coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province, killed more than 100 people and infected more than 4,000. Big Chinese companies asked staff to work from home and Walt Disney shut two theme parks.
China has agreed that the World Health Organization will send international experts there as soon as possible to increase understanding of a new coronavirus and guide the global response to the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on Tuesday.
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