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Alvin McCallister, 72, was found on a small rocky islet 200 miles off the nearest coastline where he shipwrecked two weeks ago and managed to survive off of several seagulls, mussels, and urchins.

McCallister, for whom doctors do not fear for his life, was found suffering from intense hallucinations possibly caused by dehydration and the toxins of unidentified mussels he consumed on the small islet.

“Although Mr. McCallister does present abnormal injuries and inflammation to the genital and anal area, it is highly unlikely that he was sexually exploited or sodomized by living sea creatures and these are possibly self-inflicted” explained one medical expert.

Although McCallister’s mental state is presently unstable, doctors believe he should heal completely in the weeks to come after his body has expurgated the dangerous levels of toxins he has been exposed to.

....living in Florida is at least entertaining....

As long as you wear a mask?!?

South Carolina deems Myrtle Beach area strip club ‘essential,’ business set for reopening

The state deemed a Myrtle Beach area strip club “essential,” a move that allows it to reopen.

South Carolina Department of Commerce data lists Back Bay Group/Crazy Horse, which does business as Thee Dollhouse, as an essential business as of Wednesday.

Thee Dollhouse posted on its Facebook page that it planned to open for Happy Hour at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Read more here: https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/coronavirus/article243645282.html#storylink=cpy

Legislators to DeSantis: Be fully transparent with COVID-19 data, 'Floridians can handle it'

Florida’s lawmakers and elder-care advocates on Friday urged Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Department of Health to refrain from withholding details about the spread of the novel coronavirus and allow the public to better evaluate the risk of being exposed to the infection as the state continues to reopen.

“Floridians can handle the good and the bad data and we need to push out all the data so people can make decisions on their individual health,’’ said Sen. Jeff Brandes, a Republican from St. Petersburg who chairs a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on criminal justice. “You have a duty to be transparent and if you’re going to open, at least be incredibly honest and transparent with the best data that you have.”

Dave Bruns, a spokesman for AARP, which has called on state health officials to be more forthcoming in revealing real-time details about the spread of the coronavirus in long-term care facilities, also urged the state to change its ways.

“It is indisputable that older Floridians have the right to review the data on this crisis, as much detail as possible, both to protect their loved ones and themselves, and also to hold accountable public officials who are charged with protecting our health and safety. AARP Florida would like to have additional detail, in as close to real time as possible, about the results of widespread, frequent testing in elder-care facilities, which are Ground Zero in this emergency.”

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article243501181.html?fbclid=IwAR33vCiMw1hUsd1B-yW0OG5oREIybC4G5dxrHyMoOUitqGrg6yKfg5CsNDM#storylink=cpy

George Floyd's Autopsy and the Structural Gaslighting of America


The weaponization of medical language emboldened white supremacy with the authority of the white coat. How will we stop it from happening again?

And when Black people are killed by police, their character and even their anatomy is turned into justification for their killer’s exoneration. It’s a well-honed tactic. One analysis of the national database of state-level death certificate data found that fewer than half of law enforcement–related deaths were reported. In addition to this undercounting, police actions were further minimized by the use of diagnostic codes that incorrectly labeled the cause of death as “accidental” or “undetermined” rather than police-related. For centuries, our systems have relied on this psychological torture—a host of mental gymnastics—to deny the truth of what Black people have always known. The cause of death is racism.

On May 29, the country was told that the autopsy of George Floyd “revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxiation,” and that “potential intoxicants” and preexisting cardiovascular disease “likely contributed to his death.” This requires clarification. Importantly, these commonly quoted phrases did not come from a physician, but were taken from a charging document that utilized politicized interpretations of medical information. As doctors, we wish to highlight for the public that this framing of the circumstances surrounding Floyd’s death was at best, a misinterpretation, and at worst, a deliberate obfuscation.
A timeline of events illustrates how a series of omissions and commissions regarding Mr. Floyd’s initial autopsy results deceptively fractured the truth. On May 28, a statement released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office reported ongoing investigations and acknowledgement from the forensic pathologist that an “autopsy … must be interpreted in the context of the pertinent investigative information.” As per standardized medical examination, Floyd’s underlying health conditions and toxicology screen were documented. These are ordinary findings that do not suggest causation of death, yet headlines and the May 29 charging document falsely overstated the role of Floyd’s coronary artery disease and hypertension, which increase the risk of stroke and heart attack over years, not minutes. Asphyxia—suffocation—does not always demonstrate physical signs, as other physician groups have noted.

Read the entire article from Scientific American...something that the news sources should read also.

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