Are parents ready for CHEAP vaccines made in Chi
Vaccines have been heavy in the news lately after an analysis by the Associated Press found that a rising number of parents are opting out of school shots.
Some parents report skipping the shots because they don’t see them as necessary, fear they carry their own risks or simply don’t feel like filling out the paperwork.
The states with the most parents opting out of shots are in the West and Upper Midwest. The AP found that parents who opt out tend to live in pockets where a large number of parents also opt out. There are counties in northeast Washington, for example, where the exemption rate is as high as 50 percent.
Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worry that a high number of parents opting out of the shots means diseases such as polio and diphtheria could make a comeback.
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Tuberculosis Among Foreign-Born Persons Entering the United States — Recommendations of the Advisory Committee for Elimination of Tuberculosis
In 1989, the Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee for Elimination of Tuberculosis published a plan for eliminating tuberculosis from the United States by the year 2010. This plan gives a top priority to implementing strategies to prevent tuberculosis in high-incidence groups. Foreign-born persons (as a group) residing in the United States have higher rates of tuberculosis than persons born in the United States. In 1989, the overall U.S. tuberculosis rate was 9.5 per 100,000 population; for foreign-born persons arriving in the United States, the estimated case rate was 124 per 100,000. In the period 1986-1989, 22\% (20,316) of all reported cases of tuberculosis occurred in the foreign-born population.
China’s vaccine-making prowess captured world attention in 2009 when one of its companies developed the first effective vaccine against swine flu — in just 87 days — as the new virus swept the globe. In the past, new vaccine developments had usually been won by the U.S. and Europe.
Investors (China?) buying up US farmland at alarming rate
There are arguably a number of varying factors influencing the mass farmland sell-off currently taking place in the American Midwest. One thing seems certain, though — America’s once-treasured farming tradition is quickly fading into history as the next generation of Americans abandon rural life, and investors come in to snap up their fertile plots of soil in Iowa and elsewhere.
The trend of migration from rural to urban life is nothing new. But what is relatively new is the heightened interest among investors from around the country, and even from around the world, in purchasing US farmland as a type of “hedge” commodity for their portfolios — and this is especially true as the value of farmland continues its rise to record levels.
And just who is buying all this land? Well, as we reported a few months ago, wealthy investors like George Soros (http://www.naturalnews.com/033319_f…
, and China, which currently holds the most US debt currency in the form of Federal Reserve Notes (http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/06/16…
have been busy buying farmland around the world.