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16 Students in Texas Catch Ebola? Panic and a Hoax at the Grocery

“I swear I am never going to get a flu shot again,” said the young bagger at the grocery store tonight. “My arm is going to fall off, it hurts so much.”

“Sorry it hurts,” I said. “Thanks for getting a shot, though. A lot more people die of flu every year than have ever [...]

Americans’ Ebola Panic Reveals Afrophobia with No Sense of Scale

This morning, J. Clifford reports that people have called for the cancellation of flights from West Africa in order to stop Ebola, but refuse to take far simpler steps that would save many more lives. J. Clifford’s point is valid, but there are even more irrational reactions to Ebola surfacing in America.

Yesterday, someone at [...]

Did Enterovirus 68 Enter The USA Illegally Over The Border With Mexico?

The logic reasoning needed to debunk the idea that unaccompanied children who crossed into the United States through Mexico in the summer of 2014 is not complicated. If enterovirus 68 has been in the United States for 52 years, it could not have been brought into the United States by an event that took place a few months ago. [...]

Nylon and Cotton are Part of the Reality-Based Community

You know, at some point after careful empirical review you might want to recognize that your Morgellons is the fuzzies from your coat.

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Could AgroDefense Harm Agriculture More Than BioTerrorism?

By placing the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas instead, the Department of Homeland Security will be placing agricultural disease pathogens right next to the plants and animals they are adapted to infect. [...]

Are You Prepared For the Flu Swine?

What most people don’t realize is that, with the right combination of mutations, swine could evolve the ability to disassemble into microscopic, single-celled versions of their current selves. Those new organisms would be prime candidates for the development of pathogenic characteristics. [...]

H1N1 Swine Flu Cure: The Drill Treatment

In test groups, when the H1N1 drill was used in response to the earliest symptoms, all further flu symptoms were prevented. Test subjects who had full blown H1N1 swine flu that were treated with the H1N1 drill experienced almost instantaneous cessation of symptoms. [...]

Entry For the H1N1 Public Service Ad Contest

So far in the United States, as of the end of last week, 40,617 people have caught the new strain of swine flu. Only 263 have died afterwards, and many of those people already had frail health. That’s less than a 1 percent fatality rate. [...]

Antibiotics Bill Gets Its Hearing in Congress

Do we have a right to cheap meat and milk? Shouldn’t we consumers bear some of the cost of a world with fewer antibiotic-resistant disease organisms? [...]

Maybe It's Better To Get The Swine Flu Now

If you’re worried about swine flu killing you, then the rational thing to do seems to be to keep your face mask off, and get sick with this virus as soon as you can, before it has the chance to mutate into something nastier. [...]

The Pollution of Swine Flu

If we really care about preventing people from dying of respiratory illness, and we’re not just getting a sick thrill out of the feeling that we’re in a crisis, then we’ll start cutting back on activities that lead to the unhealthy air pollution that blankets most of our country. [...]