Crazy things in the media this week, and it’s not politics–that’s one of the major things I look at on the show today–anti-vaxx article being pulled and the massive Twitter backlash, fear mongering, buffoonish statements concerning infectious diseases crossing the US-Mexico border and warnings not to dress up your chickens for Halloween.
In addition, I look at some dengue vaccine news, malaria’s rise in Papua New Guinea, typhus in LA and some thoughts from CDC director, Dr Robert Redfield and what keeps him up at night.
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- Toronto Sun newspaper pulls column skeptical of vaccines after backlash
- Fox News Guest Claims Migrant Caravan Will ‘Infect’ Americans With Leprosy, Host Issues Clarification
- Lou Dobbs Guest Baselessly Claims Migrant ‘Invasion’ is Spreading Disease Causing ‘Polio-Like Paralysis’ in Children
- Undocumented immigrants and the import of infectious diseases: A real health security risk to the US?
- CDC: Do not dress up pet chickens for Halloween
- Erroneous Media Reports About Chickens and Halloween Costumes
- CDC director Robert Redfield says pandemic flu is “very possible”