An in-depth look at why we should not be drilling in the arctic ocean. The public comment period on the government’s plan to implement mandatory vaccination ends soon – why you should get involved. Eat at your own risk – FDA and GMOs. And much more in commentaries.
Also, perceiving our world clearly to initiate systematic change, with Professor Glen Martin, professor of philosophy and religious studies at Radford University in Virginia, and the founder of its program in Peace Studies. Glen has received many international peace awards and was nominated for the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi International Peace Award in 2002. He has written numerous articles and books including Triumph of Civilization: Democracy, Nonviolence and the Piloting of Spaceship Earth” and “The Earth Federation Movement.” His latest book is “The Anatomy of a Sustainable World: Our Choice Between Climate Change and System Change.” His website is Radford.edu/~GMartin
Here we are in the winter of 2015 and U.S. public health officials admit that the historically ineffective influenza vaccine is once again an epic fail.
Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Measured from 0 to 62 Percent
In the past three flu seasons, the CDC has claimed the flu vaccine’s overall effectiveness clocked in at between 47 and 62 percent
while some experts have measured it at 0 to 7 percent. Other studies suggest that when children get a flu shot every year it can interfere with healthy immune responses and make them more likely to get influenza in certain flu season.
Independent medical literature reviews document… (Read More)
By, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) — The makers of the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine say now they know why it has failed to protect young U.S. children against swine flu — fragile doses got too warm.
The AstraZeneca FluMist vaccine works well for most flu strains, but small studies found it didn’t work very well against the swine flu bug that first emerged in 2009. Swine flu has returned each year since but wasn’t a big player this flu season.
The problem first came to light last year, when swine flu was behind most illnesses. At a medical meeting Thursday, (Read More)