Posted on February 10, 2015 by admin
A recent New York Times article
highlighted the findings of a study
conducted by a large group of scientists (and interns and medical students)
under the direction of Christopher E. Mason of the Weill Cornell Medical
College in New York. This study, somewhat disarmingly titled Geospatial
Resolution of Human and Bacterial Diversity with City-Scale Metagenomics, was
published in the journal Cell Systems, and called attention to the wide
spectrum of genetic profiles of microorganisms swabbed from various locations
of the NYC subway system. The somewhat sensational treatment of the study’s
rather dry findings were further augmented by a breathless, bordering on
hysterical, news media treatment seeming to indicate that remnants of bubonic
plague (the “Black Death” of the 14th century) and anthrax bacilli might
somehow pose a health threat to the city’s commuters, theater-goers, and just
Fortunately, in the following day’s Times, journalist Anemona
Hartocollis found a cure for the histrionics in her article, Bubonic
Plague in the Subway System? Don’t Worry About It…..To Read More…….
My Take - The
infectious disease we really need to worry about is a mental disorder called
media hyperbole. This is an article that should be read by everyone because we
need reason and logic to overcome the emotions these writers stir up. We're now
seeing children contracting and dying from childhood diseases that were almost
eradicated decades ago because the media hyped the idea that vaccines caused
autism. That was a lie perpetrated by a Dr. Wakefield from England and that eminent
epidemiologist, Jenny McCarthy, who must have received her doctorate posing for
Playboy, which she chose over nursing school. But she wasn't alone!
ex-husband, Jim Carey, who marched against vaccinations, and Bill Maher, who is…well…
nuts! But there’re prominent names like Robert
F. Kennedy Jr. who supports this claptrap.
The problem with Kennedy is he’s so full of horsepucky I wouldn’t believe
him if he told me day was light and night was dark without looking to see for
myself. Then there’s Donald Trump, who
might be brilliant at finding ways to squeeze money out of ….well….everyone,
but I’ve seen him in serious interviews and other than his business acumen, I
think he’s dumb as dirt.
Toni Braxton is
an anti-vaccinator also, but thinks God cuased this affliction to her child as punishment for having had an abortion.
Now there’s a line of logic for you.
Of course the biggest named promoter of them all was Oprah Winfrey. I stopped being impressed with her twenty
years ago, and she and her self-appointed, scare-mongering “expert” celebrity
friends remained markedly blind to the actual science that there was, and is, absolutely
zero medical proof that immunizations cause any kind of brain disorders
including autism! But, there are
a few I find more disturbing than these other loons, such as Mayim Bialik, who
played Blossom and appears on The Big Bang Theory. She holds a PhD. in neuroscience. Apparently she missed those days in class
when they discussed chemistry and how facts trump speculation.
spewed out to the public has been shown to be speculative, fraudulent science
and plain wrong, and children were unnecessarily sickened and died. Now we need to ask – who’s accountable for
all these poor children’s afflictions and deaths? And why aren’t they being prosecuted, or at
the very least sued by the parents who listened to these loons?
I've posted comments so stongly in the past about this I was once called as subtle as a sandblaster. If that will save children's lives then I say - "Thank you, I accept!"