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Tuesday Morning News Roundup

Tuesday Morning News Roundup

IPhone could be good for the economy.

Has Obama been cleaning up the economic mess? Yes, he has.

Unemployment has dropped to 8.1% and the labor market added 96,000 jobs. The public sector is still holding the economy back by laying folks off.

From MaddowBlog:

Counter-terrorism: “An airstrike by an American drone missile has killed Saeed al-Shihiri, the second in command of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and five others in Yemen, U.S. officials confirmed on Monday.”

Over the weekend, six car bombs killed 51 people in Iraq, capping a day when earlier attacks killed 58 people and fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death on murder charges.

New evidence for deniers to deny: “The first eight months of 2012 have been the warmest of any year on record in the contiguous United States, and this has been the third-hottest summer since record-keeping began in 1895, the U.S. National Climate Data Center said on Monday.”

Gitmo death: “Naval investigators are looking into the death of a detainee at the Guantanamo Bay base where prisoners from the war on terrorism are held.”

“Obamacare” is working: “The share of young adults without health insurance fell by one-sixth in 2011 from the previous year, the largest annual decline for any age group since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began collecting the data in 1997.”

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) voter purge has found exactly one person who voted illegally.

By |2013-11-03T18:13:20-04:00September 11th, 2012|Economy, Environment, Iraq, Terrorism|Comments Off on Tuesday Morning News Roundup

Swine Flu in Iowa

I know that there are some Americans who believe that the swine flu is nothing more than a hoax perpetrated on the American public. I saw some children who were extremely sick from this flu. It wasn’t a hoax.

From USA Today:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed three cases of a new flu virus, which originated in pigs but apparently spread from person to person, in three Iowa children.

However, there’s no reason to fear the beginning of a new pandemic, says Arnold Monto, a flu expert and professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

“I don’t think this is anything to worry about for the moment,” Monto says. “We have known that swine viruses get into humans occasionally, transmit for a generation or two and then stop. The issue is whether there will be sustained transmission (from person to person)- and that nearly never happens.”

The CDC has counted a total of 18 cases of this new virus, an influenza A strain known as S-OtrH3N2, in two years. That suggests that it’s not spreading quickly or easily, says William Schaffner, a professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and spokesman for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

By |2011-11-28T16:06:15-04:00November 28th, 2011|Healthcare|Comments Off on Swine Flu in Iowa

Recalling vaccine

What the heck is this about? This should never have happened. Now, we (I) need to get more facts before I go off. This explanation seems a bit weak.


One of the five manufacturers supplying H1N1 vaccine to the United States is recalling hundreds of thousands of flu shots because they aren’t as potent as they should be.

The French manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur is voluntarily recalling about 800,000 doses of vaccine meant for children between the ages of 6 months and 35 months.

The company and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized that the recall was not prompted by safety concerns, and that even though the vaccine isn’t quite as potent as it’s supposed to be, children who received it don’t have to be immunized again against H1N1. (more…)

By |2009-12-15T23:25:11-04:00December 15th, 2009|Healthcare|Comments Off on Recalling vaccine
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