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  • Nell on Wheels { I was highly skeptical of chiropractors my entire life, but after suffering from back and shoulder pain for years (some of it stemming from falling… } – Oct 19, 3:17 PM
  • MTDoc { Isn’t this duty already assigned to the HHS director? Sure, we want valid and consistent information, but there is a very fine line between coordinated… } – Oct 19, 3:09 PM
  • Nell on Wheels { @William: “How do you know it was “broken” and not sprained?” Maybe because Derek said, “A broken ankle…” And why would anyone go to a… } – Oct 19, 2:44 PM
  • Joan { Hello. I have been diagnosed with Lyme’s disease since 2012. It was severe to the point of being bedridden. Many trips to the hospital and… } – Oct 19, 2:29 PM
  • Max { 20 million illnesses, and let’s say 8 million people take 2 days off from work, and they earn $180 per day on average, that adds… } – Oct 19, 2:09 PM
  • Max { We’re told that Ebola is easy to contain, while norovirus sickens 20 million Americans every year, so either there’s something about norovirus that makes it… } – Oct 19, 1:55 PM
  • kxmoore { Wiki: Klain was signed up as a lobbyist forFannie Mae until 2005 whom he helped overcome “regulatory issues” That worked out well. } – Oct 19, 1:44 PM
  • Sawyer { I may have been a little too harsh in my previous comments. The underlying biological mechanisms that cause one virus to persist in droplets or… } – Oct 19, 1:38 PM
  • kxmoore { What bull. Appoint a public health scientist. } – Oct 19, 1:31 PM
  • William { @Thor How do you know it was “broken” and not sprained? Shoot first,huh? } – Oct 19, 1:25 PM
  • sadmar { I would guess an epidemiology ‘Czar’s function is to get a variety of government and non-government institutions at federal, state and local levels to cooperate… } – Oct 19, 1:23 PM
  • Max { The CDC says, “Each year, it costs about $2 billion in the United States for healthcare and lost productivity from foodborne illness caused by norovirus.”… } – Oct 19, 1:23 PM
  • daedalus2u { An ebola czar isn’t supposed to know everything about ebola, the ebola czar is supposed to listen to the people who do know the most… } – Oct 19, 1:14 PM
  • Thor { Why would you go to a chiropractor for a broken ankle instead of an orthopedic doctor? Doesn’t seem like a reasoned choice seeing that it’s… } – Oct 19, 1:08 PM
  • ScienceMonkey { Unfortunately, chiropractor.com recently changed the format of its entire website. I had historically referred people (I am not a medical doctor) to the History section… } – Oct 19, 1:05 PM
  • simba { Agreed, especially after exercise. Not that girls don’t stink- just that the stink is different. } – Oct 19, 1:05 PM
  • sadmar { Well, a fair number of people who know a lot more about politics than I do consider Paul the front-runner, if only due to the… } – Oct 19, 1:01 PM
  • Max { I don’t think it does, but it removes the variable of people being “extra vigilant” about the extra deadly virus. I’m more interested in basic… } – Oct 19, 12:54 PM
  • sadmar { Well, I agree with MTDoc about a couple things. Competent and comprehensive primary care for all but the well-heeled has pretty much been destroyed in… } – Oct 19, 12:38 PM
  • KayMarie { Hard to say, as changes to lethality may effect the genes that allow norovirus to live for months in still water or weeks on surfaces… } – Oct 19, 12:22 PM
  • Chris { Go to top of this page, find the search box. Use it to see what the authors have to say about Joe Marcela and Barbara… } – Oct 19, 12:21 PM
  • Chris { Why should we believe the conspiracy stories of Marcela, a quack huckster, and the grand dame of the anti-vax realm, Barbara Loe Fisher? “Rather than… } – Oct 19, 12:18 PM
  • Sawyer { Wait a minute, so now you ARE relying on the CDC’s predictions? I thought we weren’t supposed to trust them since they are an inept… } – Oct 19, 12:12 PM
  • Windriven { Like so many issues facing us today, the solutions lack only the political will to implement them. } – Oct 19, 12:02 PM
  • n brownlee { “I have my doubts that humans can even subconsciously detect male/female scents from a t-shirt.” Oh, man. Literally. Walk into a teenaged boy’s bedroom, sometime…. } – Oct 19, 11:45 AM
  • kxmoore { I am much more concerned about a lack of science in decisions made by those in power than by the woo nitwits. Just what was… } – Oct 19, 11:42 AM
  • n brownlee { “If norovirus and Ebola were equally deadly, which one would be more contagious?” What? How would being equally ‘deadly’ make a disease more or less… } – Oct 19, 11:37 AM
  • Max { The CDC projects 1.4 million Ebola cases by the end of January. Cases are doubling every 3 weeks in Liberia. Where’s your model? Ebola symptoms… } – Oct 19, 11:25 AM
  • Blue Wode { @ Colin Jenkins Sadly, UK chiropractic colleges are not exclusively musculoskeletal based. For example, over the next few days the three main colleges are hosting… } – Oct 19, 11:11 AM
  • Dave { It seems to me that mainstream medicine changes consistently, if not as rapidly as we would like, but sometimes with great speed.. Mainstream medicine’s response… } – Oct 19, 10:42 AM
  • DevoutCatalyst { I wonder too how a chiropractor could make it financially with such a limited practice. What can they expand into legitimately? Become personal trainers in… } – Oct 19, 10:33 AM
  • Sawyer { Remind me again why Ebola isn’t as contagious as norovirus, which causes 20 million illnesses and up 800 deaths Um, because millions of people would… } – Oct 19, 10:23 AM
  • Max { Remind me again why Ebola isn’t as contagious as norovirus, which causes 20 million illnesses and up 800 deaths in the U.S. each year. The… } – Oct 19, 9:57 AM
  • Max { Back when the Ebola outbreak was limited to Africa, there were reports about how Africans don’t trust health authorities, and they have all these conspiracy… } – Oct 19, 9:09 AM
  • Paula { A better resource for study regarding why there are huge numbers of people who starve at the same time that there are large numbers of… } – Oct 19, 9:08 AM
  • Anthony Pearson { Outstanding summary! I would love to link to this from my blog (www.theskepticalcardiologist.com) if you don’t mind. Many of my patients go to chiropractors and… } – Oct 19, 9:01 AM
  • Max { All these conspiracy theories I never heard of, and you don’t mention the one about the CDC patenting a strain of Ebola in 2010, before… } – Oct 19, 8:55 AM
  • Colin Jenkins { As I understand it, the two main colleges of chiropractic in the UK are both now MS based. But I worry about graduates’ need for… } – Oct 19, 5:07 AM
  • Derek { Thanks for the informative read! I’ve been to many chiropractors before settling on one with far better results. A broken ankle and rib popped out… } – Oct 19, 4:42 AM
  • reasonablehank { This is brilliant timing, for us Down Here, given the subluxationists have just won control of the largest chiropractic representative association here, the Chiropractors’ Association… } – Oct 19, 3:35 AM
  • kxmoore { Rand Paul, following his father, has been one of the few national political figures against U.S. military over reach. He doesn’t stand a chance. } – Oct 19, 2:49 AM
  • Windriven { @sadmar “This guy is the leading contender for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016.” By what measure? We haven’t yet gotten to the bi-election and… } – Oct 19, 1:17 AM
  • kxmoore { “I wonder how much Ron Klain is being paid?” Czars don’t make as much as they used to. } – Oct 19, 1:04 AM
  • Sawyer { I apologize if you thought I was maligning ophthalmologists, conservatives, or doctors in general. This whole discussion is way off topic to begin with and… } – Oct 19, 12:50 AM
  • MadisonMD { Since the virus is contained in bodily fluids, I presume a “wet” cough or sneeze will carry viable particles. Agreed, which is exactly why the… } – Oct 19, 12:30 AM
  • kxmoore { Ha! Have you heard the conspiracy of all conspiracies? All these conspiracies are created and funded by a shadowy entity to distract Americans from the… } – Oct 19, 12:09 AM
  • weing { “May you drop your hardcover of Atlas Shrugged on your big toe.” Is that a chapter book? Then, that would hurt. } – Oct 18, 11:51 PM
  • MTDoc { As you read on you will see that most doors are closed to the possibility that Ebola may indeed be a real threat. I sure… } – Oct 18, 10:14 PM
  • Susan { ARGH. I got an error the first time. I went back to look. No comment. So I posted again. Sorry :-/ } – Oct 18, 9:28 PM
  • Susan { Where is the part about weight loss being difficult? It appears to all be about how obese people have no idea about nutrition or healthy… } – Oct 18, 9:28 PM
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