The CDC warns of ‘large outbreak’ of measles … let’s hope they handle this better than Ebola.
CDC Director Tom Frieden said on CBS’s “Face the Nation, ” We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles, and the possibility that we could have a large outbreak in this country as a result.” Wait a minute, I thought measles immunization of children was mandatory? Frieden urged parents to immunize their children.
“What you do for your own kids doesn’t just affect your family. It affects other families as well. The more kids who are not vaccinated, the more they’re at risk and the more they put their neighbors’ kids at risk as well.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on Sunday warned that the U.S. could see a “large outbreak” of measles.
“We are very concerned by the growing number of people who are susceptible to measles, and the possibility that we could have a large outbreak in this country as a result,” Frieden said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
There are at least 102 reported cases in 14 states, according to the CDC. Frieden said that the U.S. is “likely to see more cases.”
Frieden said there is “aggressive public health action” to identify those with measles, isolate those sick and quarantine those who have been exposed.
But he said the best way to prevent the spread of measles was vaccination.
Frieden said despite the U.S.’s 92 percent vaccination rate, there is growing evidence more parents are not vaccinating their children.
Daughter of Late Whitney Houston & Singer Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown Found Unresponsive in Tub at Home in Roswell, GA (Update: Family Say Her Condition ‘Doesn’t Look Good’)
Hmm, sounds very hauntingly familiar …
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found at her home in the tub full of water unresponsive in Roswell, Georgia. The 21 year old Brown was found by her husband, Nick Gordan, and a friend in the home in the Ellard subdivision in Roswell. WSB-TV in Atlanta is reporting that Brown’s husband and a friend started CPR until the police took over life-saving measures until rescue crews arrived. The 21 year old Bobbi Kristina Brown was taken to North Fulton Hospital. The incident remains under investigation by the police.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive today in a home in Roswell, Georgia, police say.
Brown’s husband, Nick Gordon, and a friend found her in a tub in the home in the Ellard subdivision and started CPR, police said.
When Roswell police officers arrived at 10:25 a.m., she was still unresponsive and they took over life-saving measures until rescue personnel arrived.
This incident comes less than two weeks before the third anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death. Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s mother, was found unresponsive in a tub and died nearly three years ago in California.
Brown “was not breathing” when her husband and a friend found her around 10:25 a.m. at a home in a Roswell subdivision, police spokeswoman Lisa Holland said.
“They called 911, started CPR on her, and police arrived first,” the spokeswoman added. “We took over the lifesaving measures until the fire/rescue and an ambulance arrived.”
Brown was then transported to Roswell’s North Fulton Hospital, where she was breathing, according to Holland.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was reportedly placed in a medically induced coma due to swelling of the brain after being found unconscious in a bathtub in her home in Roswell, Ga. on Saturday morning.
The 21-year-old was rushed to the hospital, where doctors stabilized her breathing. She was in the intensive care unit at North Fulton Hospital before being induced.
The odds of recovery look grim for Bobbi Kristina Brown, one day after the daughter of music legends Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unconscious face down in a bathtub by her husband.
The 21-year-old was last reported in stable condition in a medical induced coma, but sources close to the family told TMZ that her brain function has ‘significantly diminished’.
‘It doesn’t look good,’ another source told Entertainment Tonight.
That same source revealed to the TV show that it’s ‘no coincidence’ that Bobbi Kristina was found in such tragically similar circumstances as her mother, who was died in a bathtub from an ‘accidental’ drug overdose almost exactly three years ago. Since then Bobbi Kristina’s troubles have been ‘a lot deeper than everyone can see’.
‘We don’t think Bobbi Kristina is going to pull through,’ a source told Hollywood Life.
Daily Commentary – Thursday, January 29, 2015 – Two Arizona Measles Cases Linked to the Disneyland Exposure
- Brings the number to 42 confirmed measles cases linking back to exposure at Disneyland at Christmas time
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3 Year Old Owen Collins Missing Since 1/17/15 in Bluffton, IN (Update: Body Found, Three People Arrested: Zachary S. Barnes, Breanna J. Arnold, Unidentified 16 Year Old Boy)
3 year old Owen Collins has been missing since January 17, 2015 in Bluffton, Indiana. Owen was last seen at about 8 pm Saturday at his home when his parents put him to bed. His parents say when they woke up, Owen was gone. The police went to a home in the 500 block of Normandy Drive at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to check on the residents’ welfare and couldn’t find the child. Bluffton Police are currently looking for a missing autistic boy.
Owen Collins – Missing
Police said at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, officers went to a residence in the 500 block of Normandy Drive to do a welfare check. Owen Collins, 3, couldn’t be found inside. Police, firefighters and citizens searched the area, but couldn’t find the boy. Investigators are also interviewing the people inside the home.
Owen is 3 feet 1 inch tall with blonde hair, blue eyes and has a one-inch scar under his left eye. He was last seen wearing dark pants.
UPDATE I: Bluffton Police Searching for Missing Boy.
Police interviewed residents of the home and conducted a search in the area.
According to a 21Alive viewer, Bluffton Police and the fire department used sonar on a pond near the boy’s home, as well as K-9′s, but did not find anything.
Viewers on our 21Alive Facebook page say Owen was last seen around 8 p.m. Saturday at his home when his parents put him to bed. They say the parents woke up and found the boy was gone.
Bluffton police said they’ve recovered a body in a rural Wells County woods believed to be a missing 3-year-old boy.
Just before 8 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Bluffton Police Department and Indiana State Police recovered Owen’s body in the woods in rural Wells County. Bluffton Police Chief Nathan Huss said police were led to the area after interviewing people in Mobile Manor. The spot where the body was found is more than 10 miles away from the home police were called to for the welfare check.
Three people have been arrested in connection to the death. They face the following preliminary charges:
Zachary S. Barnes, 30, Bluffton: neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony; abuse of a corpse, a Level 6 felony
Breanna J. Arnold, 21, Bluffton: neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony;
Unidentified 16-year-old boy, Marion: abuse of a corpse, a Level 6 felony
If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Owen, please might be should call the Bluffton Police Department at (260) 824-3320.
West Palm Beach Police Busted 17 Year Old Boy Pretending to be a Doctor St. Mary’s Medical Center … No Charges Filed?
Boy pretending to be Doogie Howser, MD busted at Florida hospital pretending to be a doctor.
The Sun Sentinel is reporting that the West Palm Beach, Florida police busted a juvenile wearing a white lab coat, carrying a stethoscope and pretending to be a doctor at St. Mary’s Medical Center. According to reports the boy had been walking around the hospital for a month. How exactly is that possible? With all the security that a hospital is supposed to have, let alone how could those employed not know this so-called juvenile was not a physician? This juvenile was 17 years old. Police and hospital staff agreed to not charge him with a crime. Why? What makes me think that this hospital just wanted this to go away so that they were not held negligent for breaking medical compliance and security violations? Really no HIPPA violations? No ISO 9000 violations either?
West Palm Beach police busted a juvenile who was posing as a doctor — with a white lab coat and all — for a month at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Police said they got a call on Jan. 13 about a juvenile walking around in a white doctor’s lab coat and carrying a stethoscope who was telling people he was a doctor.
The juvenile’s age is redacted from the incident report. Police and hospital staff agreed to not charge him with a crime.
Staff at the medical center’s OB/GYN office was alerted by a patient that a young male who “appeared to be a child” was dressed as a doctor and was inside an exam room. The patient said he had a lab coat with the St. Mary’s logo and “anesthesiology” stitched on the front, according to the incident report.
A security guard told police the boy is known around the hospital as a doctor. The guard said he had seen the “doctor” around for about a month, according to the report.
Another security guard told police she had seen the boy gain access to secured areas of the hospital in the past week. Security footage showed the boy entering the lobby from the parking lot. Officers saw the car parked outside and could see a white lab coat on a hanger in the back seat.
Geez, even the flu vaccine effective rate stinks under Barack Obama …
Hey America, aren’t you glad you got a flu shot that is only 23% effective? US health officials at the CDC have stated that this years flu vaccine has one of the worst effective rates in the last decade. It amazingly has only a 23% effective rate primarily because it does not combat against the flu strain that has been making most sick, the H3N2 virus. Oops. That particular flu strain has caused 2/3 of the illnesses. This might surprise many people. Each year the flu vaccine is reformulated, based on experts’ best guess, at which three or four strains will be the biggest problem. THEY GUESS?!? Are you kidding me? So between the US population and an influenza flu pandemic we have a bunch of “experts” throwing darts at a dartboard and grabbing names out of a hat to determine what makes up the flu vaccine. Hmm, how did that work out for us?
As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It’s only 23 percent effective, primarily because it doesn’t include the bug that is making most people sick, according to a government study released Thursday.
That’s one of the worst performances in the last decade, since U.S. health officials started routinely tracking how well vaccines work. In the best flu seasons, the vaccines were 50 to 60 percent effective.
“This is an uncommon year,” said Dr. Alicia Fry, a flu vaccine expert at the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who was involved in the study.
The findings are not surprising. In early December, CDC officials warned the vaccine probably wouldn’t work very well because the it isn’t well matched to a strain that’s been spreading widely.
Each year, the flu vaccine is reformulated, based on experts’ best guess at which three or four strains will be the biggest problem. Those decisions are usually made in February, months before the flu season, to give companies that make flu shots and nasal spray vaccine enough time to make enough doses.
But this year’s formula didn’t include the strain of H3N2 virus that ended up causing about two-thirds of the illnesses this winter. And that strain tends to cause more hospitalizations and deaths, particularly in the elderly, making this a particularly bad winter to have a problem with the flu vaccine.
Deaths due to influenza and pneumonia have hit “epidemic” levels in the U.S. as flu activity became widespread in 36 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Officials reported 837 flu and pneumonia deaths to the CDC through its 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System during the 51st week of the year. Those deaths accounted for 6.8% of the 12,358 total deaths that week, just meeting the epidemic threshold.
Influenza activity was considered “widespread” in 36 states during week 51, according to the CDC’s most recent FluView report. These states included Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Speaker of the House John Boehner’s Former Bartender Michael Hoyt Indicted on Charges of Threatening to Kill the Congressman by Poisoning His Drinks … Believed Boehner was the Devil & Responsible for Ebola
BOTTOMS UP … Ebola, evil voices and the devil.
44 year old Michael Robert Hoyt was indicted Wednesday on charges of threatening to kill Speaker of the House John Boehner by poisoning his drinks. Hoyt, obviously operating a couple of cards short of a full deck, heard voices that Boehner as evil, was the devil and responsible for the Ebola virus. The 44 year old, nut job Butler County, Ohio, man was indicted last week on charges that he planned to murder Boehner. A plan that he reportedly made after being fired from the Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester.
A plot to poison the House Speaker by his Ohio bartender was thwarted when his aspiring killer called 911 to report his sinister plans and belief that Boehner is the devil, the FBI claims.
Michael Robert Hoyt, 44, was indicted Wednesday on charges of threatening to kill the congressman after serving him drinks for more than five years at a West Chester country club, WCPO reported.
“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Special Agent Christopher M. Desrosiers stated in the indictment.
Just a note to Michael Robert Hoyt, Speaker Boehner (R-OH) was not responsible for the Ebola virus, although he is responsible for helping fund Obamacare and Obama’s illegal amnesty after he and Republicans campaigned against both of them in 2014. Boehner may not be the devil, but pretty damn close.
“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” United States Capitol Police Special Agent Christopher Desrosiers reported. “Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off.”
Police said Hoyt also emailed Boehner’s wife, Debbie, twice.
“If I had any intention of hurting Mr. Boehner, I could have poisoned his wine at Wetherington many, many times,” police said he wrote in one of his emails.
Police said Hoyt told them he heard voices that told him Boehner is evil, and that he wanted to expose the Ohio Republican as the devil. He blamed Boehner for the Ebola outbreak and believed the speaker was among a group of country club patrons who complained about his service and cost him his job.
Ben Franklin John Boehner is the Devil!
Hoyt called police on Oct. 29, a week after being fired from the club, and blamed Boehner for his woes, police said.
When officers visited Hoyt at his home on Matson Avenue in Deer Park, they said the plot thickened.
“Hoyt told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner because Boehner was mean to him at the country club and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola,” United States Capitol Police (USCP) Special Agent Christopher M. Desrosiers said. “Hoyt advised he had a loaded Beretta .380 automatic and he was going to shoot Boehner and take off.”
The Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation has just been one lie after another …
Remember when President Barack Obama promised that Obamacare would reduce the number of expensive ER visits as access to other kinds of care was expanded? But of course this is the same signature piece of legislation where Obama promised that you could keep your own doctor, hospital and insurance plan if you liked them. Those were all lies as well. When the majority of people that are signing up for it are doing so as a form of medicaid, of course the ER is going to be used as a clinic. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure that one out. But of course Obama was going to lie through his teeth to the American people to get Obamacare passed, as Jonathan Gruber said, they had all considered the stupidity of the American voter to be key.
With the healthcare expansion last year, many are watching how the Affordable Care Act affects emergency room use.
President Obama has promised his signature health law will gradually reduce expensive ER visits as access to other kinds of care is expanded. Critics contend newly insured patients — especially those enrolled in Medi-Cal, the state’s low-income health program that picks up most patient costs — aren’t likely to seek care elsewhere, and will overwhelm emergency rooms.
Neither of those outcomes were clearly evident in the first months of the new healthcare system’s operation in Los Angeles County, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis.
Data hospitals report to the state show that as insurance coverage was extended to hundreds of thousands of residents, ER visits for ailments not serious enough to require an admission grew 3.9% in the county in the first half of 2014, compared with the same period the previous year. The growth is in line with annual increases of 3% to 5% in the three years prior to the federal healthcare overhaul.
- If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.
- “Affordable” Care. Obamacare Will Make Health Insurance More Affordable, even the president’s ideological cronies acknowledge that the Affordable Care Act is far from inexpensive for most Americans and that it “risks being a cruel joke.”
- It will prevent people from going into debt.
- ObamaCare will lower costs overall.
- Congress Meant for Subsidies to Flow Through State-based and Federal Exchanges
- More Americans will be insured.
- The Individual Mandate ‘Is Absolutely Not a Tax Increase’
So sad and heartbreaking …
The body of missing 4 year old autistic boy from Jayden Morrison has been found in a pond in Little River, SC Friday morning. The 4 year old boy from White Plains, SC had been visiting his grandmother who lived in Little River, when he went missing the day before Christmas. Jayden was reported missing about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2014 after his grandmother, Carolyn Sumpter, noticed he was not with his two siblings after his mother, Tabatha Morrison had left for a shopping trip to Wal-Mart. Many individuals from throughout South Carolina and even North Carolina had been searching Friday morning for Jayden; however, the Horry County Coroner Robert Edge confirmed that the boy’s body had been found.
Jayden Morrison – Horry County, SC, Police Department Facebook page
The body of an autistic 4-year-old boy from Westchester County who had been missing since Christmas Eve has been found in South Carolina.
Coroner Robert Edge told local media outlets that the body of Jayden Morrison was found in a pond in Little River on Friday morning.
The White Plains boy went missing while his grandmother was watching him as his mom shopped for presents.
84 Year Old Bill Hogencamp of Phenix, AL Credits Stray Dog ‘Mahjong’ with Curing Him of Incurable Cancer at Christmas
A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE … MAN’S BEST FRIEND CREDITED WITH CURING CANCER,
84 year old Bill Hogencamp of Phenix, Alabama was diagnosed with incurable cancer of the gall bladder, liver, colon and the lining of his abdomen last May. His doctors told him that he would never see Christmas, December 25, 2014. Mr. Hogencamp had accepted his fate as be believed he had led a full life. However, Bill Hogencamp and his wife, Kathy, made the decision to still try and fight the cancer as well. In October he had surgery to remove three large tumors. Following the surgery is when the miracle began. After the surgery, his wife went to pick up her husband from a rehabilitation center, she noticed a dog dangerously wandering down the road. the dog walked past several cars, before it came up to hers and put his paws up on her door. She opened up the door and took in the stray pup. Initially they were not going to keep the dog; however, after not being able to locate its owner, they became attached to the little Maltese. They named him Mahjong. The dog fell in love with Bill Hogencamp and rarely left his side. The two became inseparable. Hogencamp underwent chemotherapy. Just before the holiday he received some miraculous news, Tests showed that Hogencamp was now cancer free.
Pic – ABC News via Mark Hogencamp
“I hadn’t had a dog in twenty years and I had no desire to have a dog,” he said. “I kept saying we need to find his owner.”
Despite an extensive search and nearly a dozen false leads, the Hogencamp’s were never able to track down the dog’s owner. They learned from a vet they visited during their search that he was a Maltese, probably around 6 years old, fixed but not chipped.
Besides, the dog very quickly won Hogencamp over. They soon became inseparable.
Whenever Hogencamp sat down, the dog — who they named Mahjong after Kathy’s favorite card game — would jump in his lap. Whenever Hogencamp napped, Mahjong would curl up next to him. When Hogencamp returned home after being out, Mahjong would hop onto his hind legs and dance with joy.
As he and his wife settled into life with a dog, Hogencamp underwent chemotherapy. Just before the holiday he received some miraculous news: Tests showed that he was now cancer free.
MIRACLE OR HAPPENSTANCE, YOU MAKE THE CALL, BUT DON’T FORGET THAT DOG IS GOD SPELLED BACKWARDS.
Hogencamp’s doctors were at a loss for words to explain his miraculous medical turn of events of now being cancer free. However, the Hogencamp’s believe that little Mahjong has played a huge part in Bill Hogencamp’s remarkable and miraculous recovery.
The doctors are at a loss to explain this amazing turn of events, Hogencamp’s wife said. But she said the family believes that Mahjong has played a huge part in her husband’s recovery.
“The dog seemed to know right away that Bill was sick and it was his job to take care of him — and Bill knew it was his job to take care of the dog,” she said.
Hogencamp agreed. He said their relationship gave both him and the dog a sense of purpose. Although he knows he owes much of his cure to great medical care and a lot of luck, he said that he is convinced the little white dog was sent to him to help him get better.