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Twitter flu tracking…

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The genius scientists at the Centers for Disease Control are reduced to mining Twitter to  track flu  cases.   Will it reduce the number of cases the U.S. sees this year?  Will seeing where the illness moves to and at what speed result in a flu vaccine which actually works?   I very much doubt it.

 

 

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May 11, 2017 at 9:34 am

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The pandemic which wasn’t…

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It seems I’m not the only one thinking  the H1N1 panic is a creation of the Obama Administration.

Do you know anyone who has actually had H1N1?   I don’t.    Do you even know anyone who knows someone who has had it?   Me neither.

At what point do you put out a sign which reads  “Pandemic government hysterics barred from the premises”?   And we’re supposed to think the same fools who screamed PANDEMIC!!!! and couldn’t check in with manufacturers often enough to know how many doses would be available can be trusted with the management of everyone’s health care?    (Except,  of course, Congress and all federal employees,  who will continue to enjoy their taxpayer funded,  gold-plated Cadillac care.)

Now that we have Pelosi’s 1990 page epic plus Reid’s pile,  call your Congress critters and tell them NO.   Suggest they do something inexpensive and effective,  such as clamping down on frivolous lawsuits,   allowing health insurance sales across state lines, making health savings accounts easier to navigate- — you know the drill.   Get to it.

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October 31, 2009 at 7:11 am

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