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Abbott -all about money- has lobbyists to lower regulations

Abbott spent 5 billion buying back its own stock while paying lobbyists to lower testing times and regulations.


As critics have noted, the formula industry had wide latitude to expand production and increase spending on safety standards. Abbott last year announced that it had spent $5 billion purchasing its own stock.


The shortage has other contributing factors. The U.S. maintains strict limits on imports of European brands of infant formula, despite studies showing that products under European Union regulations have high safety and nutrition standards. Competing brands in the U.S. have attempted to ramp up production to make up for the loss of Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis factory but have encountered supply chain problems.


https://theintercept.com/2022/05/13/baby-formula-shortage-abbott-bacteria-safety-testing-lobbying/
Posted by womanofthehills | Sun May 15, 2022, 02:29 PM (6 replies)

What the hell is happening in China? Dragging residents out of their apts

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2022/apr/14/police-in-hazmat-suits-scuffle-with-people-in-shanghai-video

“Police in hazmat suits were filmed grabbing screaming Shanghai residents in a video circulated on Chinese social media on Thursday. Users of the Chinese microblogging site Weibo claimed that local authorities had decided to take over several residential buildings in Zhangjiang county in Pudong district to quarantine Covid patients.
Videos show residents kneeling on the ground, begging the police not to take them away, and dozens of officers scuffling with civilians and dragging some of them to the middle of the street”
Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Apr 15, 2022, 02:17 AM (25 replies)

65 cases of rare brain tumors linked to Colonia High School, Woodbridge Township NJ

I grew up in Woodbridge and my cousins in Colonia so I found this of particular

https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/former-woodbridge-n-j-resident-confirms-65-people-who-either-attended-or-worked-at-colonia-high-school-have-had-rare-brain-tumors/
Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Apr 2, 2022, 09:11 PM (19 replies)

Joe Rogan would like to see Michelle Obama run -

'She's great, she's articulate, she's intelligent, she's the wife of the best President that we have had in our lifetime ... she can win,' Joe Rogan on possibility of Michelle Obama running in 2024

People on DU have mistakenly
posted that Joe is right wing but actually he is socially very progressive and was a Bernie supporter.
Posted by womanofthehills | Wed Dec 29, 2021, 05:57 PM (126 replies)

When South Park and NTF's are way over my head

https://twitter.com/bitfinexed/status/1474845683735793672?s=21
Posted by womanofthehills | Sat Dec 25, 2021, 06:07 PM (6 replies)

Conflicting opinions in Israel over 4th dose - NYT

Dec. 23, 2021 by Isabel Kershner
JERUSALEM — Israel is considering whether to approve a fourth Covid-19 vaccine dose for vulnerable people to contain the fast-spreading Omicron variant, despite debate among scientists and a lack of evidence either for or against another booster.

The panel of experts advising the Israeli government on the pandemic recognized that uncertainty, but on Tuesday it recommended giving a fourth dose, concluding that the potential benefits outweighed the risks. It pointed to signs of waning immunity a few months after the third shot, and said that any delay in additional doses might prove too late to protect those most at risk.

But some scientists warned that the plan could backfire, because too many shots might cause a sort of immune system fatigue, compromising the body’s ability to fight the coronavirus. A few members of the government’s advisory panel raised that concern with respect to the elderly, according to a written summary of the discussion obtained by The New York Times.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, has made clear he supports a fourth shot, and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz has suggested that a new round of boosters could get underway by Sunday. But by Thursday evening, the health ministry had not acted on the advice, and a senior ministry official said it was waiting for more data from other countries. Dec. 23, 2021 - I’m having trouble posting link - maybe because my subscription just ran out
Posted by womanofthehills | Fri Dec 24, 2021, 10:51 AM (1 replies)

United & Delta cancelling flights tomorrow (100 United, 90 Delta)

https://twitter.com/petemuntean/status/1474192146966237189?s=21

Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Dec 23, 2021, 10:44 PM (29 replies)

Bernie urging Pres Biden to sack Louis DeJoy

Now, if you pay for priority mail - good luck for when it arrives. It used to be 2 - 3 days and now more like 5-6.
Bernie says medicines, Christmas presents not arriving on time and people who pay bills by mail are being charged late fees. This last one includes my cousin who I cannot convince to pay his bills online. Now, he’s pissed at the utilities when he should really be mad at the PO.


https://twitter.com/sensanders/status/1474017926546087937?s=21
Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Dec 23, 2021, 04:45 PM (66 replies)

More congresspeople need to do what AOC did -talk about accomplishments

https://twitter.com/aoc/status/1473693773196632072?s=21
Posted by womanofthehills | Thu Dec 23, 2021, 04:25 PM (26 replies)

Good news - mild Covid long lasting antibodies- Washington Univ

People who have had a mild case of COVID-19 are left with long-term antibody protection against future disease, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/good-news-mild-covid-19-induces-lasting-antibody-protection/
Posted by womanofthehills | Tue Dec 21, 2021, 01:30 PM (18 replies)
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