Tag: CDC

CDC: 27% of Trans women are HIV+

On December 9, 2013 the Center for Disease Control released a report entitled HIV Among Transgender People.

Two days ago Leela Ginelle, communications and development intern for TransActive Education and Advocacy wrote an Op-Ed at the Advocate:  Why the CDC’s Latest HIV Report Is So Alarming.

The CDC report says an estimated 27% of transgender women are HIV positive, which is nearly 50 times as high as the rate for other adults.  A New York City study found that more than 90% of newly diagnosed transwomen are African-American or Latina, and more than half are in their 20s.

Ginelle asks the question, “Why?”

The Great Unicorn Flu Panic of 2009

Truth, Lies and Ridiculous Hyperbole

I admit it. I’ve been sneaking over to the GOS occasionally to keep up with the Novel H1N1 scuttlebutt amongst so-called Liberals/Progressives, just to see how much hypocrisy they would reduce themselves to spewing. Sort of like NASCAR, where people really go to see the spectacular, firey crashes more than to watch rednecks in souped-up tin cans go around in circles all day long.

First, I’ll say that in my region the Unicorn flu was already “widespread” (according to CDC) more than a month before any of the vaccines were available. All that’s now available is the live virus nasal spray. And seriously at-risk people can’t take the nasal spray, so it may be over FAPP. No schools have closed. No hospitals ended up with patients in tents in the parking lot. I think there have been one or two deaths, but there’s no readily available figures on that. CDC’s advice at this point is if you’re sick, stay home and don’t bother your doctor or hospital unless you’re really in trouble. Oh, and if you have flu, it’s Unicorn, not regular seasonal – which hasn’t hit yet.

Oh… and adverse reactions from vaccines aren’t reported either. Probably won’t be because it’s not something they want you to know.

I hope you don’t live near the Great Lakes

Unfortunately, more than nine million Americans do.  

This from Think Progress:

CDC blocked release of ‘alarming’ environmental report.

The Center for Public Integrity reports today that “for more than seven months, the nation’s top public health agency has blocked the publication of an exhaustive federal study of environmental hazards in the eight Great Lakes states” because of “alarming information” about “elevated infant mortality and cancer rates” potentially threatening “more than nine million” Americans. In July, just days before the report was to be released, the Center for Disease Control “withdrew it, saying that it needed further review.”

Oops, they did it again [White House gets caught editing climate change report]

Hasn’t the White House learned anything?  Apparently not, since they’ve just been caught editing yet another scientist in their effort to minimise the dangers of climate change (not Jim Hansen this time).

Who was it?  Dr. Julie Gerberding, the head of the CDC, who had her fourteen page strongly worded report on the dangers of climate change to your and my health censored edited by the Bush administration to six milquetoast un-post-consumer-recycled pages…

More below the jump.