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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by FactsRule, Apr 22, 2015.
Anti-intellectualism is an epidemic in this disaster we call home.
This main problem republicans have was a business tax being put on large business to allow schools to have proper funding next year
Oh well in that case
Good quick read
He should lose his license
Forgot to tag lechnerd
This mans a damned national hero.
Russian Twitter trolls have attempted to fuel the anti-vaccination debate in the U.S., posting about the issue far more than the average Twitter user last year, a study out of George Washington University has found. The "sophisticated" bots shared opinions from both sides of the anti-vaxxer debate, which took the U.S. by storm and prompted tech companies to crack down on the spread of misinformation surrounding vaccinations.
In the study, professor David Broniatowski and his colleagues say the Russian trolls' efforts mimic those used in the past. Such trolls ramp up controversial issues in the U.S. by inflating different viewpoints, the study says.
The U.S. is in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in the country in 25 years. Health officials say misinformation and anti-vax messages have led more people to avoid vaccination, allowing the disease to spread.
didn't realize the doctor wasn't just making shit up. Makes tons of sense.
imagine the amount of russian trolls that tweeted about Kaepernick.
1. Russia is directly attempting to harm and maim American civilians
2. Russia is directly meddling in our government’s process
3. No one cares
Since Peter Drinklege is your avatar, somehow I feel like your post carries more weight.
This is very depressing.
It really is... The celeb power behind that movement is awful
a shame an ass that fat has to be cancelled
Big ups to Stephen Collins for getting out of the most despicable 7th Heaven Cast Member spotlight!
this is going to sound so bad because in theory it's fucked up but can I just say how much I love how quickly the internet shows up at a famous person's doorstep with torches and pitchforks when they do anti-vaxx stuff? even JT is getting some blowback on this since it seems likely they don't vaccinate their kids and he's pretty beloved.
who cares. Vax your fucking kid
JT about to join Michael on the “list of artists whose entertainment I enjoy but I recognize might be making some terrible decisions with children” list.
Now I have to hate JT
Anti-vaxxers lose minds after religious exemption bill gets pushed through
By Bernadette Hogan and Chris Perez
June 13, 2019 | 6:13pm | Updated
“And these are the religious people?!”
The state Capitol turned into a chaotic scene Thursday as both houses of legislature — and eventually Gov. Cuomo — passed a bill that will end New York’s policy of allowing religious exemptions from vaccine requirements.
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, the bill’s sponsor, got cursed out and flat-out threatened at one point by opponents of the legislation after it got passed and sent to the Senate floor.
“We’ll be back for you Jeffrey!” shouted one man in Orthodox religious garb, who was fuming in the gallery with others, many of whom had children with them.
“Motherf–ker!” screamed another person.“Shame!”
Dinowitz and other lawmakers remained calm during the mayhem, but were on edge as they recessed for the day.
“I’m sure the hallways are very dangerous for me right now,” Dinowitz said afterward. “I think it’s very sad that people who are up here in the name of religion were acting anything but. Judging by the way some people behaved and judging by the threats that we heard from some people, it would be prudent to exercise some caution.”
Gov. Cuomo wound up signing the bill into law just hours later.
“The science is crystal clear: Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to keep our children safe,” the governor said in a statement. “This administration has taken aggressive action to contain the measles outbreak, but given its scale, additional steps are needed to end this public health crisis.”
The vaccine problem was witnessed first-hand Thursday at two schools in Williamsburg, which had to be closed by the Health Department for allowing dozens of unvaccinated students to attend classes, according to officials.
Cuomo said that while he understands and respects the right to freedom of religion, “our first job is to protect the public health and by signing this measure into law, we will help prevent further transmissions and stop this outbreak right in its tracks.”
Dinowitz’s bill had been approved by the Democrat-led Assembly by a 77-53 vote, though the tally was unofficial. The legislation will end non-medical exemptions for vaccines statewide.
“This bill was never about [religion], it was about public health, as I said on the floor,” Dinowitz explained. “It’s going to protect children’s health and we’ll never know which children don’t catch a terrible disease, but we know for this bill it will protect children.”
The lawmaker said he was disappointed by the behavior seen today in the Assembly chamber but was hopeful that the anti-vaxxers would “calm down” and “be a little more civilized.”
“I don’t ever remember in all my years here, the screaming in the Assembly chamber and the disruption in the Assembly chamber — people yell and scream outside and that’s fine, that’s fine — but the disrespect, not to me … Forget me … to the institution, to all the members of the state … was frankly a disgrace,” Dinowitz said. “And these are the religious people?! Shame on them. Shame on them.”
Religion of peace
Are they gonna call Tony Soprano to take care of it?
SHARPEN THE GUILLOTINE
Lol america isnt even the most vaccinated country in North America
LA Times: California vaccine bill clears Assembly panel despite emotional backlash from parents
Tanya Collins joined hundreds of others calling on lawmakers to reject a measure that would give public health officials oversight of doctors that may be giving fraudulent medical exemptions from vaccinations during a hearing of the Assembly Health Committee. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP)
Following a five-hour hearing in which hundreds of parents spoke in opposition to tightening California’s school immunization requirements, the Assembly Health Committee easily passed a contentious bill Thursday to do just that.
Sobbing parents cradling infants hugged in the hearing room after the 9-2 vote, with a handful of opponents yelling at lawmakers for approving Senate Bill 276.
“I expected this is how they would vote,” said Ciara Mumford of San Diego as tears ran down her cheeks. “It’s really difficult though to watch this many people say horrific things have happened in their family and to have that ignored and disregarded. This is about medical freedom.”
Amendments this week shifted the focus of SB 276 toward sanctioning doctors who improperly issue medical exemptions. The amendments also narrowed when the state would intercede in cases where doctors had allowed children to skip some or all of the vaccinations required to attend school or daycare.
Under SB 276, the California Department of Public Health would review and potentially reject any child’s medical exemption if they attend a school or day care with immunization rates of less than 95%. Approximately 20% of schools and day cares would currently fall under that scrutiny.
The department would also review medical exemptions written by doctors who have granted five or more in a year.
“We want to keep kids safe in school,” said Pan. “We want to give as much latitude as possible, while recognizing that every exemption we give, we are also weakening the community immunity in the school.”
The bill sets new guidelines on what medical conditions qualify for a vaccine waiver, a restriction proposed in response to reports that some doctors were excusing children for questionable reasons such as having asthma or diabetes. Pan said unneeded vaccine exemptions place children at risk, including those too young to be immunized or those with medical conditions, such as undergoing cancer treatment.
Opponents of the bill say the new guidelines are too narrow and will force parents whose children had reactions not severe enough to warrant a waiver to decide between vaccinating their child or homeschooling them.
“This bill will scare doctors away from writing medical exemptions for children who need them,” said Dr. Bob Sears, an Orange County pediatrician well-known for criticizing vaccine bills.
Sears is the only California doctor to be sanctioned by the Medical Board of California for improperly writing a medical exemption for vaccines. Despite being placed on probation by the medical board, Sears continues to write medical exemptions — including for a child in the San Francisco Bay Area, as reported in a recent San Jose Mercury News story.
Pan held Sears up as an example that the system is not working, telling his fellow lawmakers that SB 276 would ensure doctors under investigation could not write new medical exemptions.
Under the bill, the state would have the authority to bar certain doctors from writing medical exemptions for up to two years if the health department determines they pose a risk to public health. The state would track all rejected medical exemptions and share that information with medical licensing boards.
Doctors would have to certify, under penalty of perjury, that the medical exemption they sign is accurate and, along with parents, would have to agree to release any related health records to support their claims. Those records would help the Medical Board of California investigate doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions.
“We witnessed physicians who advertised exemptions for cash on social media and the internet,” Pan said. “Some parents would post that their child’s physician refused to grant their child a medical exemption, so they bought one from a distant physician.”
Supporters were far outnumbered at the hearing, despite public health advocates urging tougher immunization laws and a recent poll reporting that 3 of 4 Californians support stronger requirements on vaccine exemptions.
Pan introduced the bill amid a national measles outbreak, in which more than 1,000 Americans have been infected. The bill is supported by the California Medical Association, the lobbying arm of doctors in the state.
Anti-vaccination advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. attended the hearing, a week after he lobbied the Legislature with actress Jessica Biel. On Thursday, actress Kristen Bell and her actor husband actor Dax Shepard logged their support of the bill on Twitter.
I really do Kristen Bell
She’s the bee’s knees no doubt. Her husband seems like a real nice feller, too.
It's almost like being overly self important is a requirement for this sort of thinking
Interesting article on research finding a potential link between a processed food ingredient eaten during pregnancy with ASD.
There have now been several different pretty substantial links to ASD, most notably better diagnosis/awareness and old parental especially paternal age at conception, but these people don’t listen to reason, they listen to fear.
Her timeline goes on and on