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However, Trump has also supported several other antiviral drugs, including the anti-inflammatory temozolomide, among others. Trump also publicly supports the use of moxagolum, an antifungal drug often used for bacterial infections. So, what if you’re a physician who prescribed a drug like temozolomide, and Trump was paying you to do it? How would that go down with the House Oversight Committee and the FDA?

You should know that moxagolum is supposed to be a single dose, so there are no concerns of abuse. You could argue that he didn’t fully understand how the drug works, but that’s entirely different from allowing the drug to be prescribed without adequate patient oversight. If you don’t believe me, then read the prescribing data sheets that we published here, or see the Drug Enforcement Administration’s website . It’s shocking.

And, by the way, there’s another reason that he could be in a bind here: The U.S. is one of seven countries in the world where the FDA has an ethical obligation to ensure that vaccines are available for all to benefit from. If the president thinks that it’s a bad idea to make it easier for parents to get their kids vaccinated, that’s an ethical/political dilemma that we can solve with some pretty smart legislation, at an incredibly minimal cost.

Anyway, that’s my perspective on all this. And if you’ve learned anything at all about this topic, let me know. If that happens, though, and things are actually different (which I doubt), I look forward to reading an article from someone else who is taking this seriously as an issue.

For example, we might be able to get there by, in effect, legislating to use fewer antibiotics for the same disease-causing bacteria.

So, I would say to the parents who are now wondering if there is something terribly wrong here, if you should stop the investigation. Stop believing what Trump believes, and decide for yourselves if you believe there’s a problem here, both ethically and politically. The only way you will be able to put an end to this is by taking the steps listed above, or maybe by doing something equally stupid in the process.

PS: For those of you who have been wondering what the hell the ‘unmasking’ story is all about: it’s something that we’re working on. I’ll post a post every week that describes what we’re doing with specific cases, but the more general story is that we’re using metadata (like, we’ve learned that the names/social media accounts sometimes used to spread misinformation about doctors are actually medical providers’ accounts, or someone’s family, or friends, etc.) from medical records to expose patients’ and doctors’ private health data. The idea is that we can build a database of people who are probably telling untruths about their doctors and who maybe are putting those providers at risk. So far, however, I haven’t heard a big outcry against it, but it’s possible that things could change with more data.

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It seems only yesterday that the US government was attempting to kill off a cancer cure with a toxic concoction of chemo and radiation, just like the one it tried to sneak up on us in the 1980s and the 1990s. And then in 2009, the US government decided that cancer had been cured... by putting millions of people on cancer drugs... while doing nothing to address the real issues. All of this despite the fact that cancer rates are continuing to go up... and the cancer drugs themselves are getting more dangerous. And even though these drugs do not have any medical value in and of themselves, it somehow appears to have become fashionable in certain circles to talk about the possibility of bringing other deadly deadly diseases under control with them.

Just like the pharmaceutical marketing industry that makes profits from diseases like hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, dementia, cancer, and countless others.

Unfortunately for Big Pharma, there is a solution that is actually working like clockwork and that has an uncanny ability to cure many of these diseases. When it comes to cancer, there is one cure that has already been documented as having been proven for 75+ years, and that is Vitamin C.

It is a wonder anyone has cancer now that it has stopped being like poison. All the doctors told us was "stop taking this vitamin C, you have cancer, that's what it is" or "if you don't have cancer yet and you take this vitamin C, think about it, you'll probably die." We were told over and over again that if we ate raw, unsalted butter, no amount of chemotherapy, radiation, or drug treatments would slow us down... and we lived like we were dying for a lifetime. But, for a miracle product like Vitamin C, many cancer survivors now live a healthy, normal life... and for the most part, you can thank those with cancer if they didn't have such a difficult time in the first place. But the good news is, this is an amazing thing so the cure is now there for those in need of it. The only thing is, until the US government stops pumping out cancer drugs all over the world, no-one will be allowed to live a normal life... And if we're going to take this road, now is the time to tell the FDA to "get the hell out of the way!!" And of course, the best way to do that is by calling or writing your Representatives.

“The first and most important point to remember is that those who have cancer have a unique role to play in getting other cancer survivors to understand their condition and to get better. “This is important because cancer was once thought of as a disease within a disease, and when you’re a cancer survivor who has suffered an accident or a broken leg or a stroke–it’s hard to believe that the damage to your body is limited to the physical aspect–when you’re talking about genetic damage or the way that your body works. And once you understand all of the things that caused the damage to begin with, cancer can be seen as something that happens to you even though you didn’t have an accident or a broken leg.” - Jadine, a mother of two cancer survivors (who received cancer as a result of a motorcycle accident in her 20’s).

“The first time I saw a video of an old man who had cancer and was told over and over that the cancer had stopped, that was a huge wake up call. The man was in his 80’s and had a tremendous amount of damage to his body,” said Dr. Nancy Shrier, a clinical assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

“He was asked to give a lecture, and he was told that they were ‘truing’ his cancer,” said Shrier. “I asked, ‘Where were those chemicals coming from?’ And he said that he couldn’t answer because he didn’t know.”

“Even though cancer isn’t a cancer, the same medications are being used more for cancer than for any other type of disease. The only reason we’re using chemo and radiation as well as all those other drugs is for cancer because it’s that lucrative a business,” said Dr. Jeffrey Bechman, director of the California Cancer Project. “And it never occurs to people that those drugs are not doing anything to reduce the tumor, when they are harming the cancer.”

“The cancer is not out in the world as a cancer,” said Dr. Robert W. Riedel, a professor of medical and cancer statistics at the University of Michigan. “It’s still there, it’s just not as bad as it used to be.”

“Some have said that the cancer-killing side effects of the pharmaceuticals could be worth it,” said Wanda Stachowicz, a writer and activist who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 65 years old, at a time when there were many doctors who didn’t believe the cancer would kill her

Even though our bodies are no longer able to create antibodies against the virus, our immune system does create antibodies. Although antibodies must never make a person sick, these antibodies can be powerful enough to cause an illness. And to top it all off, immune system cells are composed mostly of proteins which can attach directly to the virus and can spread it throughout the body if it attacks the right tissue. Thus, viruses cannot survive indefinitely.

Symptoms of flu-like illness and infection: Symptoms vary depending on the individual. Some people have a runny nose, headache, fatigue, nausea, and other flu-like symptoms. Others are as pale as a ghost while their nose is red and white from viral infection. Some people have severe coughing; they breathe heavily a few minutes after entering the room and they may even start to cough with the rest of their body. Others may only have a slight fever. Fever and chills are the most common symptoms of flu-like illness.

How do I know if I have the flu? An illness can show up on a urine test , blood test , or even just a simple walk around the house with your nasal passage completely blocked. I’ve read that the urine of those with respiratory illness, and even those with the flu, can be as red or green as an egg with their blood. Although not a clinical definition of the flu as the doctor’s office, most hospitals do use the red or orange color as a diagnostic look to determine if a patient has the flu and to keep it secret if there is a clear rash. I’ve seen green and red blood with the flu, but none have been in people with no known respiratory illness.

What is the best way to avoid flu? You can either get vaccinated against the flu , but that’s risky for you if you have another cold (such as a shingles that lasts longer that the flu), or you can avoid being in contact with people who are sick with the flu . These are called “prophylactic” or “preventative” vaccinations.

What does the doctor say about the vaccine? It is not a proven treatment for the flu , and should not even be tried unless it’s truly needed. A vaccine would not have any real benefits in preventing death or long-term illness for most people. In fact, vaccines actually can be very harmful for non-human primates (as they can potentially damage or kill infants) or may cause severe side effects in some children.

How do I know if I’m pregnant while infected with the flu? It is possible that you have been infected with influenza while pregnant. These pregnancy-associated flu-like illnesses can cause symptoms similar to those of flu infection itself. And it’s likely that the flu virus played a key role in your pregnancy , as it is now known that influenza infection during pregnancy can cause birth defects. I can’t be sure because the virus seems to always be around, but if it can do that to you, I can’t imagine you’d be so brave as to keep it hidden from your provider.

How do things get out of my body when I’m sick with the flu? The influenza virus may get into the blood stream, so it can be transferred to other organs such as the liver, lungs, and intestine. In fact, there are reports that flu might be transmitted through saliva. While there has been no confirmed evidence that this is the case, many have been surprised that saliva is not contaminated with the flu virus when it’s exchanged between saliva and blood. To prevent getting another flu flu, consider practicing good hand hygiene; if you lick your hands and then wipe your mouth over and over again, you might actually get the flu in real life.

Can I get the flu without being ill? One of the best ways of preventing a flu-like illness is to take good precautions such as being up-to-date on flu shots and getting vaccinated. Most doctors will recommend getting the flu shot on the same day that you get your flu shots. Many patients do not know how to do a health check or even if their health is good enough to get the flu shot.

My family doctor doesn’t understand my infection and asked me for my cough medicine instead. what should I do? When your doctor does not understand your illness, don’t give in; you could be making an honest mistake. If you need medical help because of your illness, call ahead to make sure that someone who will understand that your cough is just a cold or bronchitis, not actual pneumonia. Sometimes a cough is the culprit and sometimes it’s just pneumonia in a person who never had pneumonia before. There’s always time for a thorough test after the fact, but if you keep repeating “I

** The number of drugs studied has shrunk a whopping 59% since then, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s been a slow climb for most of the past decade, but this is the first time the CDC has acknowledged that the average number of therapeutic trials that have been started every year since 2007 is even lower than it was prior to 2007. “These numbers show not only that the number of clinical trials is shrinking, but also that it is occurring much more gradually, or at least at a slower pace,” says the report’s author, Nancy Kudla, a senior researcher at the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The data shows that only 16 of the 37 drugs on the market for cancer treatments in 2007 were in clinical trials. That number fell by 19% in 2008 on the heels of a number of deaths related to the flu and hepatitis. In 2009, the number of published trials for cancer drugs jumped back to almost 17,000, up from 17,000 in 2008. “We have to realize how fast the curve is changing. More and more clinical trials are being started, which means less time for the FDA to review the drugs. That means many of these drugs should be pulled from the market entirely,” says Kudla, who is also co-director of the NCHS Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). But with less time to get approvals, researchers no longer get all the data they need to test treatments. For example, the amount of information physicians and their funding agencies require to test a new drug is likely to have decreased from 2005 through 2007 as the CDC reported, largely because the funding for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declined significantly during that period. (Earlier this year, the FDA issued a few new grants for research and development of experimental drugs in an attempt to speed up the process.) So far, more than 80 clinical trials have been dropped without a new drug being approved, the CDC says; this amounts to more than 2,400 clinical trials per year one clinical trial for every 2.6 cancer patients. And most researchers aren’t quite sure what’s going on. “We don’t have a good answer for why the number of drug trials are decreasing; nor do we know why it’s slowing down,” says Kudla. “We think it’s being driven a lot less by the clinical trial companies [that were funded by federal government] and far more by the FDA.”

Cancer researcher Peter Lee says that what appears to be a similar trend in the number of trials that are being begun, with fewer to be done, is probably associated with the development of a few new drugs. The FDA, he explains, is able to quickly approve a drug that only needs to be put through several small clinical trials to make an impact, whereas trials of drugs that need a lot of time to be effective often require several large ones. Lee is currently studying the possibility that researchers with longer-term cancer data with some specific applications for a new chemical are being excluded from the clinical trials. “Is it a sign of a less than favorable attitude towards this kind of research? It could very well be,” Lee points out. “But, it does indicate that we’re moving in a good direction rather than going backwards.”


Despite its success on the market, many of the most expensive drugs for cancer have been in development for quite a while, and remain unreported in reports. In 2009, pharmaceutical companies spent a paltry $10.4 million on these products and had a small but notable marketing budget for them, according to the International Business Times. So the number of companies doing clinical trials of new cancer drugs is actually decreasing now that the funding for the FDA has increased. Drug maker Allergan, for example, is still on track to see a 30% drop in trials over the next five years due to a general decline in the amount of funding it draws from the FDA. It’s expected to drop another five% next year, according to CNBC’s Rick Santelli. But another company in the cancer drug field that is increasing its revenue is Novartis, which is still in development of the cancer drug Ataluren. (Novartis acquired Allergan in 2011 for $13.9 billion.) Novartis recently moved into a new, bigger, lab space that allows it to study both single-shot and multiple-target cancer treatments, so its clinical trials in clinical trials are likely to increase even more.

It’s a testament to the quality of the research that we’ve managed to come up with new drugs that treat everything from Alzheimer’s disease to pancreatic cancer.

Some cancer researchers want to keep the number of clinical trials active, as well, but most researchers don’t seem eager to do this. Most clinical trials are run by a small handful of companies that then release a handful of new drugs. One of the things that makes this process so slow is that scientists

___ The Examiner (KXAN) Posted August 30th, 2015 By Dr. Mark McAllister. The Fairfax County, Virginia Medical Examiner’s Office is testing four male and three female patients for the Zika virus, according to a news release issued Saturday. The virus has been causing a deadly virus-fever-like symptoms in Florida. The agency said the first was a 43-year-old from Virginia and another was a 35-year-old woman from Massachusetts. The Office of Medical Investigations (OMI) in Fairfax County is also conducting tests in a male patient who arrived with symptoms on May 21 and a woman who was admitted to the hospital’s psychiatric unit on July 2, 2016. The agency said a third person is testing positive for exposure this summer and is being monitored. Virginia Health Department spokesman Rick Thompson said the agency has only been notified of the symptoms and did not have conclusive proof of a risk of transmission. “These confirmed cases were identified in counties, where the Zika virus was recently locally circulating, and thus would tend to support the hypothesis that this virus could be capable of establishing breeding sites. If this is indeed the case, it will be important that all travel stops and local mosquito vector controls for this pathogen be implemented immediately in order to provide effective protection and reduce the possibility of transmission.”

The virus appeared to have spread across the United States late in July while still relatively mild, but it was detected in Virginia as recently as July or August, so that might be a hint that it could start to cause trouble in the state. On the other hand, there is still a great deal of uncertainty about the virus as we wait for definitive diagnosis so that we can start to anticipate the worst.

We’ll know more about it as the state health agency starts testing people, so you won’t hear about the Virginia patient, the Massachusetts woman, or the American.

The nurses and caregivers who became ill had worked or went to school at the facility. At the hospital that was treating them, another seven residents tested positive forCOCAINE (human immunodeficiency virus). Two of the seven who tested positive had previously worked or went to school at Windermere. As a result, all seven have been removed from the nursing home. And that is an amazing, amazing thing about COCAINE. This is a virus that can be spread through contact withEVERYONE* (that I can think of), and windermere had the facilities to isolate those living in it…at least the ones working at the nursing home thatmight just be having a little bout, you know? Windermere, while not the perfect facilities to isolate cases like this, were themost protected, and I have to give out something for that.

The COCAINE outbreak is a little more than a month old, and the virus isincreasingly being recognized as a threat. And with that, as a resident and caregiver, you understand just how quickly a virus can start evolving into a deadly version of itself…

The virus is spreading by the skin-to-skin transmission of disease, with the spread leading toCOCAINE DEPRESSION. I know, Ihate to break it to you, but the number of homes that I’ve seen with children,and more generally with other caregivers,to the point where they are sick for a few days and then back tobeing fine within hours…it is not a pretty sight. To add insult to injury, theinfection is not always accompanied by a fever…and sometimes it goes right by you without showinga fever at all. Howlucky for you is that the virus has proven it’s immunity toCOCAINE. The best way to think of it, in this case, is this:when a disease like this becomes a very common thing to see in our homes…and is NOT brought into our family through other means, you become an exposed population. You become a target.

I’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating:the only thingthat can take a virus like this from making its way into your workplace is the act ofCOCAINE DEPRESSION. This happens when we are sick, but we are still active. Westill try to get on with our lives, as if nothing wrong has happened. As forthe rest of us here that arenot activelyhacking ourworld forCOCAINE,if the symptomscome and go, there isno point in trying and treating it because without that act of COCAINE DEPRESSION,the virus will get by us again…unlessDIE!!! But there is a cure…it takes one very quick day andtwo simple ingredients:water andCOLD. The first item you need to be able to reach for in your kitchen isa little cold or ice water. Or to usea little morecommon phrase,the water is the cure forthe cold. There was a man at work this week who tested positive for COCAINE and was taken to the hospital. He had takencold or tap waterto the nursing home, which was alsotreated. To the rest of usinvolved in doing business with sick people like this, and in the general community,our first step is, always tomake surethepatient isbeing treated properly: when there are no symptoms, try to make sure the patient is being taken off their own drugs. Remember,some of them are on a lot of them, but if they are too sick to work, you should refuse their contract.. It is, ultimately, our job asemployeesto keep everyonein our company healthy, and thefew healthy people aremore likely to cooperate with the company and help out in our jobs. That includes those in our company who are nursing home caretakers, which includes people like thedoctor working there.

TheCOCAINE DENZIL is an old term used for a slow, feverish fever, typically accompanied with stomach “raw spasms.” AsCOCAINE DEPRESSION is a contagious disease, it should definitely not be confused with aseasonal or coldfever (like any otherbacteria or virus). As a patient is sick, you shouldbe alert for any sign of change, evena slight change in voice or other posture, as this will usuallybe a sign that somethingis off.

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As a result, they’re picking up on subtle signs of disease that aren’t obvious to the untrained eye. It will help you to remember how you feel better by making you feel better. A popular example is the blood test to see if you have AIDS or anemia. You need to pass the blood test so you can get treatment. It would be pretty dumb not to, but when a couple weeks goes by and there’s no sign of anything, some might accuse you of having low self-esteem or depression. I suspect that’s the motivation behind the tests. There’s a reason why the test was developed for people like us, who have trouble remembering things. If the tests are giving us problems, it may be because we’re dealing with anxiety, a medical condition, and the same thing is happening to us when we learn about the flu. So, if you think you have the flu, it would be wise to take the blood test and try the test again after you’ve heard back from somebody who tested you. It will definitely give you a different result.”

A good guide to recognizing signs of disease or illness in a vulnerable audience… a vulnerable audience to our selves (not children, the elderly, the chronically ill, etc. A lot of achingly important… achingly important!) The best way to take a good first step on having healthy relationships… in a healthy relationship.

A few words on having a healthy discussion; The internet is a perfect platform for people to share information. A healthy discussion has the potential to go viral, spreading, and becoming real. This is where the need for the internet arises. Even if you aren’t the most well known person on the internet, for example, if you are able to get a lot of exposure to other people with the same knowledge, you can still have a very healthy discussion. Everyone is looking for the “best” relationship on the internet at the moment! If you are seeking to get someone closer to you involved with you, the internet is a great place to build up a support network for you and discuss topics that are important to you. It can also be a good place for sharing resources or ideas for improving your lifestyle. It can be a tremendous source of encouragement and discussion among members of your social circle who are concerned. Not everyone on the internet is going to be super-smart, or have the resources necessary for anything and all of these things can be very overwhelming for a novice or less-educated person. However, these are certainly useful things which are worth sharing, especially in a small small chat room you are not part of. One thing you can do about it is to establish a list of your “safest” friends who are also “smart,” with whom you can chat at night and have a nice “small talk” about things of interest to you. Another thing you can do is to build up a small group of friends you love and trust so you can have some sort of conversation about some topics not being something that seems like your forte. This is what I do for both social reasons: I love having some of my best and most important friends around me. I can give them a place to spend quality time which allows for some really interesting stories that I may love to hear. This helps me to keep up with some of the most interesting things going on in my small area of interest. There are also many people who are just completely normal while maintaining those well-known personal interests that I, as a guy, am generally pretty adept at. Sometimes I even find it interesting to hear a different opinion about something I found important! It’s fun to hear, in a very intimate and non-confrontational way, people’s opinions, especially about things that are not something “socially acceptable.” It forces you to think, which is one of the things that will help you to become more comfortable with yourself. It allows you to be honest about things that you are concerned about and allow people to share their own thoughts about it. It can also be a way to have other people talk about whatever it is that they like and get away from “in your face” discussion and instead let everyone know what their opinion should be for a variety of things. There are things that you want to know, what you desire, and what your potential interests are, and you feel extremely uncomfortable telling anybody or trying to explain what you want or want what in advance. There are people who understand this, “The internet” is a great tool here for those who feel that way, but there are others who feel there is simply too much information and not enough time for learning. The internet can be the only place in which you can be the one who understands, and can help people understand what you would like. If you’re someone who wants to understand and grow, you should feel comfortable with the internet!

A message to my readers as a person who has not had their own relationships or friends for a few years

At your local fossil shop, the guy who’s selling you the ‘new’ one asks “Why are you worried your jaw is chomping on the bones” You reply , “What do I know? I’m not a professional paleontologist.” Well you’d be more correct than you think! After all, we have a list of about 8,000 known species of dinosaurs that includes around 1,000 of the new ones . As well, there are around 1,000 known species of modern day dinosaurs. So, in just a few hours of digging the same bones you find in the fossil store, you’ll have unearthed something you didn’t know was there. Perhaps you’ll find something just as amazing or important as the one they have on display.

The other option is to do some research on the fossil from the store to see if there’s any interesting difference that shows that the new one “wasn’t just a clone”. Or maybe you’ve got a favorite bone you wanted to keep, so you can keep it. You won’t find many fossil shops in the U.S. that will sell these, but those that do are usually the “smallest”. They must do a pretty good job, otherwise nobody would buy their bones. You’re almost never going to find something big enough that you can’t get a discount on it’s price, so we’re not going to recommend doing all that digging just to pick it up.

I have a few other suggestions for you:

There are lots of fun and interesting museums and places to visit around and I’ll be showing you around a lot. Here are a few that I absolutely recommend: - the National Zoo - the Cincinnati Zoo - the Florida Museum of Natural History - the Ohio State Museum of Natural History - the Ohio Historical Society Now that I’ve given you my suggestions, there’s one more thing I have to say now- I really have no idea what this monster really is. Do you know what it looked like? Or how old it was? Or how much it weighed? If this is a dinosaur, I’m really not sure if it could just be an albino member of the Behemoths’ lineage or if it needed to be a member of that species. I’m sure we could find lots of stuff out there, but I can’t think of anything more amazing than that dinosaur the store has in their display case. I’ll update you with more information as soon as I find it!

If there is a dinosaur in there I have missed, please tell me.

Until next time

I have a few more ideas for you. I guess I’ll start with how to handle the dinosaur your parents are about to lose. You’re not going to like it, but you gotta do what you gotta do to make it through that process. No matter what is going on, you can always hope it just means you lose for the second time. That’s right. I always said that there were only a hundred reasons you’d lose, and I’m going to repeat it. The rest are probably just as interesting as this one- as well as the rest of life. It’s up to you to make your move and show the world that you can keep a fossil alive after death for the rest of your life. Here’s a couple more ideas: - the best way to do it is to show them that you’ve saved a dinosaur, not just a bone. And that you mean business! - if you’re a scientist who would like to learn about fossils, or a serious fossil-hunter, you should certainly check out the museum to see if yours has anything unusual that should be included on your display shelves. - don’t be afraid to ask for and get an informal talk to the curator about the condition of the particular specimen they are about to lose so you can let them know you care. Not that you need to- if you’re looking at a skeleton, you can just look at it for a bit to get a feel for it and give all the details you can without making it look badly. When you do talk to the curator, the most likely response is that it will be shipped to someone else, and they should have something to ship it to. Usually, the only problem is if you didn’t ask for it. - they shouldn’t have too many skeletons in their display shelves, so if you had one you would like for your display, it’ll be much less interesting. you’ll still find something interesting to watch on the display, but your kids just don’t have to deal with the whole thing!

Again, I am by no means trying to convince you to do this, this is just what I’ve found works for

Three people contracted it from eating fish in lakes near the fire, along with other bacteria. Two of them have shown symptoms, one died. The rest remain hospitalized, as DOHS is still investigating their condition. All of the sickened were apparently young adults. Eight people visited schools in the affected area this afternoon, and six were evacuated due to high levels of risk.

We’ve always had a tough time with outbreaks on this blog. We’ve discussed the various theories, the limitations of our data/science, the “bad luck of having nothing to do with Ebola” narrative and the fact that this “seems like an over-reaction” and “something is clearly wrong”. We’ve discussed the difficulty of figuring out the “why” of such clusters (which makes the public response even more complicated), and the fact that so far we have had no direct contact with other cases of a similarly nasty disease, West Nile in Dallas and Dallas County.

But just to make it clear how much we respect the people’s right to healthcare and safety, at this point it seems like we are going to have to start worrying about the fact that there might be a real outbreak, and I would like to just put it out there. Here are all the other outbreaks from the past year that have been blamed on EVD. It will probably take quite a few more outbreaks before you could come up with a single story that is entirely “the fault of Ebola”, but right now I feel like you are getting way ahead of yourself.

“Worst of all,” I think we can agree to disagree.

So where next? In the next days and weeks we expect to see a new outbreak on the eastern coast (Florida and the Carolinas) that has been linked and named, and one in the West that is more or less suspected. The CDC now says that the “best case scenario” for possible Ebola transmission out of Ebola controlled areas in the West is the outbreak in Illinois. That’s a pretty big development, because the CDC’s advice is pretty far to the right of the recommendations the WHO made last year. It’s as if the CDC thinks that if you ask “Is Ebola spreading outside west Africa?” you’ll get different answers.

(Hoffman, 2009) (Wigler, 2010) (Wilson and Gershenfeld, 2007) (Gershenfeld, 1981; Wood and Wigler, 2011) (Wood, 1982; Wood et al., 1999) (Healy et al., 1980; White, 2004) (Rosenfeld et al., 1985). These are all large population studies that were conducted in different parts of the country. The most recent (2015-2016) meta-analysis from this series of studies concluded that there was no evidence of increased risk of developing COVI (Jonsson et al., 2016). [1] However, there is a need to further investigate the risk of infection in these situations with appropriate guidelines being set.

The following chart displays the estimated daily incidence (estimated over a 6 month period) of pulmonary infection after an acute episode of COVI, as well as the number of pulmonary infections the individuals with COVI that became symptomatic during their hospital stay. It can be seen that COVI rates typically peak around 90 days after an episode and progressively decline thereafter, with more than half to 80% of patients being asymptomatic in that time frame compared to less than 10% of all patients (Jonsson and Stokvold, 2015).

It is interesting to note that some studies that are reported in the literature indicate that the proportion of pulmonary infections that the individual with COVI have become symptomatic (often referred to as COPD-2) has increased and may be the reason the proportion of individuals with COVI which were asymptomatic has in fact remained constant.

COVI is a very prevalent and potentially fatal respiratory system diseases. Research is lacking in the clinical management of CVI, but there should be the development of better tools and guidelines to help patients, their families and physicians manage the illness and, crucially, prevent complications, which may include the need to seek hospitalization, pneumonia, and sepsis. The medical community should be aware of the increasing incidence of COPD-2 and have in-depth discussions with their patients about the signs and symptoms of these serious respiratory infections.

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