Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

David Bond

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS.

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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling | David Bond

OpinionPollution

Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

David Bond

There is no longer any population or place on earth untouched by PFAS contamination. We are living through a toxic experiment with no control group

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS. Photograph: Jim West/Alamy

A sign at at a recreation area in Michigan warns anglers not to eat fish from the Huron River, due to high levels of PFAS.

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The Anti-Politics and Anti-Comedy of Norm Macdonald

When Norm Macdonald passed away last month at the age of sixty-one, most major outlets ran obituaries praising his long career in comedy. Many of us were reminded how funny Macdonald was and took to YouTube to dip into the deep reservoir of his material.
Notable figures of the online right did the very same thing, some of them claiming Norm Macdonald as one of their own. While they may have overstated their case, it can nonetheless be difficult to square appreciation for Macdonald’s comedy with his ambiguously conservative politics.

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If We Couldn’t Laugh, We’d Cry

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Posted: Oct 24, 2021 12:01 AM

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The great Abraham Lincoln is credited with introducing the quote, “I laugh because I must not cry…” Mike Kerrigan in the Wall Street Journal points to his own antidote and saving grace for these trying times–rock music. He concludes, “Maybe the peaceful, easy feelings that inevitably follow these listening sessions are holier than I once thought…a kind of self-care before I knew what that was.

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How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers? DAVID MELLOR 

How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers clogging up the NHS, asks former health minister DAVID MELLOR
By David Mellor for Event
Published: 17:17 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:29 EDT, 23 October 2021

Sadly, the pernicious anti-vaxxer movement is helping sustain Covid-19. It’s filling up hospital beds as the latest month’s figures show that two-thirds of the under-50s admitted with the virus are unvaccinated.
The knock-on effect is that the NHS is constrained from treating others desperately ill with conditions such as cancer.

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How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers? DAVID MELLOR 

How much longer can we tolerate anti-vaxxers clogging up the NHS, asks former health minister DAVID MELLOR
By David Mellor for Event
Published: 17:17 EDT, 23 October 2021 | Updated: 17:29 EDT, 23 October 2021

Sadly, the pernicious anti-vaxxer movement is helping sustain Covid-19. It’s filling up hospital beds as the latest month’s figures show that two-thirds of the under-50s admitted with the virus are unvaccinated.
The knock-on effect is that the NHS is constrained from treating others desperately ill with conditions such as cancer.

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Who should get a Covid-19 booster shot right now?

It may be time for your Covid-19 vaccine booster shot.
The Food and Drug Administration has now authorized additional doses of all three Covid-19 vaccines in the US — Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson — for certain higher-risk groups and has said that booster shots don’t have to be the same brand as the first round of vaccination. The CDC has seconded those recommendations.

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Opinion: Artist Julie Green, who depicted humanity of death row inmates, has died

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Plates depicting what two juveniles on Death Row ate for their final meals, painted by artist Julie Green. Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty I hide caption

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Julie Green painted hamburgers. And apple pie, beef-and-cheese enchiladas, bologna sandwiches, a medium-rare Chateaubriand, a bag of Jolly Ranchers, a single apple, a pack of Pall-Malls.

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AMANDA PLATELL: A cynical mob are betraying the doctors who DO care for their patients

PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Cynical mob betraying the doctors who do care for patients
By Amanda Platell for The Daily Mail
Published: 17:00 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 03:15 EDT, 23 October 2021

This week, when I had my legs waxed (bear with me), my beautician spotted a suspicious-looking mole on my thigh.
She told me to get it checked by a doctor immediately as I have a history of skin cancer.
It took a while, but I finally got through to my GP’s surgery — to be told I could have a phone ‘appointment’ with him in four hours’ time.

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DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Simple tips to keep you well this winter 

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Sing your heart out and wear a warm scarf… some of the simple tips to keep you well this winter
By Dr Michael Mosley for the Daily Mail
Published: 18:11 EDT, 22 October 2021 | Updated: 18:39 EDT, 22 October 2021

Winter is coming and with it lots of highly infectious bugs, not just Covid-19 but also the common cold and the flu.
Several of my friends have already been struck down by the so-called ‘worst cold ever’ doing the rounds, which leaves those affected drained and ill.

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