Human Freedom Waning in Many Countries
This article originally appeared on theFraser Forum on January 2, 2020. (Source: Cato-at-liberty)
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 10, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Tanja Por čnik Source Type: blogs

The Macro View – Health, Economics, and Politics and the Big Picture. What I Am Watching Here And Abroad.
September 5, 2019 Edition.-----In the US we see Trump going on as usual with all sorts of changes of mind and inconsistency. The trade war is worsening and a global recession looms. Trump knows he must prevent a recession or loose the 2020 election – so we know he will be trying I believe. Trade talks are back on so markets are up again!Boris is playing dangerous games with Parliament and the outcome is still unclear.With multiple losses in Parliament its not looking at all settled at present.In OZ we have a draft religious freedom law and b oth sides do not like it – so it is probably about right. Otherwise we...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - September 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

June Man of the Month: Marc Sommers, PhD
As a child, Marc loved looking at National Geographic magazines, especially at his Uncle’s home on New Year’s Day. That’s where young Marc went with his family to celebrate.  Not much for the adult conversation upstairs, Marc would slip away to the basement and lose himself in exotic photos of far-away places.  At 12, he decided he was going to go to the Serengeti. Not only did he get there, but he has dedicated much of his adult life to working with young people, primarily in Africa—19 countries and counting.  Marc Sommers, who is fluent in Swahili, is an internationally recognized y...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dw at Tags: Global Health Man of the Month Source Type: blogs

Where Do K-1 Visa Holders Come From?
Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik were killed last week in a gun battle with police after they committed a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.  Malik entered the U.S. on a K-1 visa, known as the fiancé visa, accompanied by Farook.  Their attack is the first perpetrated by somebody on the K-1 visa - igniting a debate over increasing visa security.    The government issued approximately 262,162 K-1 visas from 2005 to 2013 – 3177 or 1.21 percent of the total to Pakistani citizens.  Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) SECURE Act identifies 34 countries as particularly terror-prone. ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 7, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

India has been free of polio for three years
Image credit: Jason Roberts Three years ago today, on 13 January 2011, the last case of poliomyelitis was reported in India. This achievement represents a remarkable turnaround for a country where control of the disease had for years been extremely difficult. As recently as 2009 there were 741 confirmed cases of polio caused by wild-type virus in India. Being polio-free for three years is certainly a cause for celebration, but not for becoming complacent. Immunization efforts in India must not decline, because wild-type and vaccine-derived polioviruses continue to circulate and pose a threat to any unimmunized individual. ...
Source: virology blog - January 13, 2014 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: Basic virology Information eradication India poliomyelitis poliovirus Sabin vaccine Salk vaccine vaccine-derived poliovirus viral world health organization Source Type: blogs