A Dad’s Work to Stop Superbugs

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Antibiotic Resistance Project
Inside NIH’s Fight Against Superbugs
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses some of the greatest superbug threats—and what the agency is doing about them.
In Superbug Fight, ‘Victory Is Not at Hand’
“It’s a long road from exciting things happening in the lab to getting through a clinical process to the patient’s bedside,” Kathy Talkington, director of Pew’s antibiotic resistance project, explains in a Chicago Tribune editorial.
A Dad’s Work to Stop Superbugs
For Men’s Health Month—June—get to know Chris Linaman. After his heartbreaking superbug experience, he’s working to help others avoid the trauma he endured.
Antibiotics Weren’t Used to Cure These Patients. Fecal Bacteria Were.
Superbugs Could Render Even the Most Routine Procedures Deadly, Warns Chief Medical Officer
Stanley Falkow, Microbiologist Who Studied Bacteria and the Diseases They Cause, Dies At 84
Antibiotic-Resistant UTIs Are on the Rise Around The World
Antibiotics May Raise the Risk for Kidney Stones
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Antibiotics are fundamental to modern medicine, essential for treating everything from routine skin infections to strep throat, and for protecting vulnerable patients receiving chemotherapy or being treated in intensive care units.

Pew’s antibiotic resistance project is working to ensure both the prudent use of existing drugs and a robust pipeline of new drugs in order to meet current and future patient needs.


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Even if John Stewart is Gone, We all Need to Keep taking on FOX and all the Media

I am going to put a lot of John Stewart videos in the comment section, like this one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO_om3iK9kE

You probably heard the great news – after a few years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show–but the Boycott Must Go On!!

Ten years ago, Media Matters launched with a revolutionary mission: to systematically monitor the U.S. media for conservative misinformation every day, in real time. We’ve been calling out right-wing lies for a decade — and we’re not done yet. Will you contribute now to help us raise $10,000 for our 10th anniversary?

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For ten years, we’ve successfully fought back against the bad actors that poison our media with right-wing lies and smears. It’s been an amazing beginning, and we couldn’t have done it without your support.

We’re in this for the long haul. Make an anniversary gift today to kickstart the next ten years of media accountability.

Dear Kevin,
You probably heard the great news – after two years of progressive activism, FOX finally cancelled Glenn Beck’s show.
Beck was targeted after he slandered President Obama by saying, “This president has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture, I don’t know what it is… This guy, I believe, is a racist.”
Activists at ColorOfChange, Media Matters, StopBeck, FoxNewsBoycott, and of course Democrats.com responded with a boycott of advertisers on Glenn Beck’s show. Ultimately over 300 advertisers pulled their ads from Beck, costing FOX over $40 million.
Advertiser boycotts work! And it’s time to boycott all FOX News advertisers:
We’re starting our boycott of all FOX News with Proactiv, which sells acne medicine to teenagers and young adults. Why?
First, there are lots of other acne treatments. Second, young adults above all are hurt by FOX News, which promotes right-wing policies on race, education, healthcare, the environment, and war. Let’s get our future leaders to lead the fight against FOX News!
Sign the petition to Proactiv and enter the email address of every young adult over 18 you know:
Beyond President Obama, FOX regularly slanders nearly everyone: Democrats, unionized workers, the unemployed (including veterans and 99ers), environmentalists, feminists, blacks, Hiics, Jews, Muslims, progressives, scientists, and any other group it disagrees with.
FOX News broadcasts rightwing extremist slander, incitement to violence, political propaganda, and outright lies to promote its rightwing political agenda. This is not “news,” but rather a never-ending “war on news” – and it’s all documented in our petition.
Why would any decent company want to fund it? Tell Proactiv to stop advertising on FOX News:
Thanks for all you do!
Bob Fertik

GLEN BECK ADMITTED in 2007, “I Am RACIST and Barack Obama is very White” THIS MAKES Boycotting FOX NEWS needed NOW

By Kevin Stoda

Dear, American supporters of the Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) news networks.

AMERICANS are getting less tolerant of your racism and stronghold on our major media.

For example, we have noted that in his 2007 TV program from FOX (See on You-Tube), Glen Beck admitted he himself was racist. Further, Beck then, in contrast to 2009, called Barrack Obama much more white than black. (Apparently, Beck now he has other nonsense to mush men’s minds.)


Using a major news platform to promote racism and to tell people to disrespect a whole presidential administration through mixed truths, outright lies, and xenophobia, is not to be tolerated any more.

On Democracy Now today, Amy Goodman asked Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP what he thought of Wal-Mart’s pull-out from advertising on the Glen Beck program on FOX.

NOTE: Goodman had simply asked , “The whole attack by Glenn Beck that drove this (resignation)? In your response from the NAACP to Van Jones, it says, ´The only thing more outrageous than Mr. Beck’s attack on Van Jones is the fact that there are sponsors that continue to pay him to provide this type of offensive commentary.` Do you support the continued boycott of companies like Wal-Mart of Beck’s show on Fox?”


This is a particularly important point because Glen Beck´s HATE CAMPAIGN ON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION led recently to a great American policy maker, Van Jones, quitting the government this week.


Mr. Jealous said, “We certainly support them (Walmart) choosing with their dollars who they’re going to support. I mean, it’s—Glenn Beck is somebody who’s told a seven-year-old girl, a seven-year-old black girl, that he would buy her a ticket back to Africa, that she needed to go back to Africa. And then he comes out, and he says that healthcare is the beginning of reparations. I mean, this guy plays the race card on a weekly basis. He does it very aggressive—you know, in a very hateful way.”

Recall, first, that Van Jones is one of the most important and thoughtful men in America—however, the FOX (Fascist Oddball Xenophobic) news network chose to support a man, like Glen Beck, rather than seeing that tens of millions of Americans need to get health care from promoters like Jones and that our America economy needs to move starting today to the kind of economy that its competitors worldwide are already doing.


Let’s quote the wisdom and influential words of Van Jones on the absolute necessity to green the American economy NOW!

“I think it’s really important to point out that we’re sort of at the end of an era of American capitalism, where we thought we could run the economy based on consumption rather than production, credit rather than creativity, borrowing rather than building, and also, most importantly, environmental destruction rather than environmental restoration.”

Jones continued, “We’re trying to make the case in this book that that era is over. We now have to move in a very different direction. And key to that will be basing the US economy not on credit cards, but based on clean energy and the clean energy revolution that would put literally millions of people to work, putting up solar panels all across the United States, weatherizing buildings so they don’t leak so much energy and put up so much carbon, building wind farms and wave farms, manufacturing wind turbines. We argue you could put Detroit back to work not making SUVs to destroy the world, but making wind turbines, 8,000 finely machine parts in each one, twenty tons of steel in each wind tower, making wind turbines to help save the world.”

Finally, Van Jones wisely noted, “So we think that you can fight pollution and poverty at the same time. We think that you can actually power our way through this recession by putting people to work, but we’re going to have to start building things here and re-powering, retrofitting, retooling America, and that that’s the way forward both for the economy, for the earth and for everyday people.”

Note: These statements came from a program on DN from October of last year:


Van Beck has written a book of the same title, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.


America needs such voices as Van Jones in government leadership in America—not Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) types.

Clean up the American airwaves of all its fascism and racism, today.


NOTE: One way to change the noise of Fascist Oddball Xenophobic (FOX) media moguls is to support alternative media organizations


and alternative monitoring websites.


Another way, is to demand that local radio and TV channels put better programming on, such as Democracy Now or news sources promoted by serious progressive journalists:


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Pimp Family Trump Ignores Warren’s Evidence of Native American Ancestry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Releases Evidence of Native American Ancestry

OCT 15, 2018

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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides “strong evidence” of partial Native American lineage in her family tree dating back six to 10 generations. Warren released the test results Monday along with a video about her family heritage. The move comes in response to President Trump’s mocking of Senator Warren’s previous statements on her Native American heritage. Trump has repeatedly referred to her as “Pocahontas,” including as recently as last week. Last month, Warren said at a town hall meeting that she would “take a hard look” at a 2020 presidential run after the midterms.

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Why have both Kushner and Trump Paid so Little Income Taxes over the Years while pocketing millions from last year’s so-called “Tax Reform”?

NYT: Jared Kushner May Have Paid Almost No Federal Income Tax

OCT 15, 2018

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The New York Times reports that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner appears to have paid almost no federal income taxes over the past several years, even as his net worth quintupled to more than $320 million. The Times reports the tax dodge appears to have been legal, based on Kushner’s claims of depreciation on millions of dollars of real estate holdings that in fact gained market value. Last year, the Republican-led Congress approved a sweeping tax bill that expanded benefits to real estate investors, including the Trump and Kushner families.

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Even after Arresting & Jailing More Immigrants than Ever in Recent Weeks, USA administration doubles down on terrorizing immigrants to stay across the border–even if they are asylum seekers

WaPo: White House Considering New Plan to Separate Immigrant Families

OCT 15, 2018

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Back in the United States, the Trump administration is considering plans to resume forcibly separating migrant children from their families along the U.S.-Mexico border. On Friday, The Washington Post reported senior White House adviser Stephen Miller is advocating for tougher measures in response to thousands of people who continue to seek asylum in the United States after fleeing violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

One White House plan would see asylum-seeking families detained together for up to 20 days, after which parents would be forced to decide whether to stay detained together for months or years while their immigration cases proceed, or to allow their children to be taken to a government shelter where their relatives or others could seek custody.

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Nearly one thousand Child soldiers released in Nigeria

Nigeria: Anti-Boko Haram Militia Releases Children It Held Captive

OCT 15, 2018

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In Nigeria, a militia fighting Boko Haram has released 833 children from its ranks as part of a deal signed last year to end the group’s recruitment of child soldiers. This comes as the International Committee of the Red Cross released an urgent appeal for two aid workers who are being held captive by Boko Haram and could be killed on Monday according to a deadline issued by the militant group.

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Why we march for Climate…

Tens of Thousands March in Europe Demanding Action on Climate

OCT 15, 2018

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Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris and in other major cities across France on Saturday demanding meaningful action on climate change. Thousands more marched in Geneva, Switzerland. This is Greenpeace Switzerland spokesperson Mathias Schlegel.

Mathias Schlegel: “Each time the climate gets warmer, even by one-tenth of a degree, it has a lot of consequences. For example, if the climate gets warmer by just 1.5 degrees, we can save certain glaciers in Switzerland; if it gets warmer by 2 degrees, we can’t save any. If the climate gets warmer by just 1.5 degrees, we can save up to a third of the oceans’ coral reefs; if it gets warmer by 2 degrees, we can’t.”

Global Marches Seek Urgent Action on Climate Change

Thousands of people a march and rally in Paris as part of a global mobilization to show popular support for urgent measures to combat climate change.

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Hurricane Michael Damages Estimated at $30B as Relief Efforts Ramp Up and 20 Deaths Reported Already

U.S. Death Toll from Hurricane Michael at 19 as Dozens Remain Missing

OCT 15, 2018

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Back in the United States, President Trump is traveling to Georgia and Florida today to tour devastation left behind after Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle last week as one of the most powerful storms ever to strike the U.S. mainland. The hurricane left 13 people dead in Central America. The death toll in the U.S. has reached 19, with another 46 people missing and unaccounted for in Mexico Beach, Florida, where entire blocks of houses were flattened by the storm.

Trump Doubles Down on Climate Change Denial on “60 Minutes”

OCT 15, 2018

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On Sunday, President Trump once again questioned the overwhelming scientific consensus that human activity is driving global temperatures higher and leading to more powerful storms. This is Trump being questioned by Lesley Stahl of CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

Lesley Stahl: “Do you still think that climate change is a hoax?”

President Donald Trump: “Look, I think something’s happening, something’s changing, and it’ll change back again. I don’t think it’s a hoax. I think there’s probably a difference. But I don’t know that it’s man-made. I will say this: I don’t want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don’t want to lose millions and millions of jobs. I don’t want to be put at a disadvantage.”

Last week, a U.N.-appointed panel of climate scientists warned in a landmark report that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate climate change or face global catastrophe—with severe droughts, floods, sea level rise and extreme heat set to cause mass displacement and poverty.


Senate Confirms Former BP Oil Defender as Top Environmental Lawyer

OCT 15, 2018

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The Senate has confirmed the lawyer who defended oil giant BP from lawsuits over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill as the Trump administration’s top environmental lawyer. Jeffrey Bossert Clark was approved on a 52-45 vote Thursday after Democrats Joe Manchin and Claire McCaskill sided with Republicans to confirm him as assistant attorney general for environment and natural resources. Clark has repeatedly challenged the science of climate change, calling it “contestable.”


The Price of Fleeing Hurricane Michael: ‘We Are Going to Be …

3 days ago – In a survey of 1,000 Floridians that was released by the National Hurricane Survival Initiative in September, 60 percent said that evacuating from Hurricane Irma last year cost them more than $300, with 40 percent saying their costs totaled more than $500.

Hurricane Michael Damages Estimated at $30B as Relief Efforts Ramp …

4 days ago – Hurricane Michael is projected to cause about $30 billion in damage around the Florida Panhandle. Here’s what relief efforts are underway.

The Damage Costs From Hurricane Michael Could Top $4.5 … – Fortune

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4 days ago – The Damage Costs From Hurricane Michael Could Top $4.5 Billion.

Hurricane Michael: everything you need to know on the record …

4 days ago – Hurricane Michael lashed the Carolinas on Thursday after it claimed at … and HurricaneHarvey (2017) share top billing as the most costly US …

Michael Will Cost Insurers Billions, But Won’t Overwhelm Industry …

22 hours ago – Analysts are estimating that Hurricane Michael has caused billions of dollars of damage and will create a substantial loss for insurers, but the …
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Even worse than Dismembering Body Parts of Opponents in their own Embassies around the world, Saudi’s War in Yemen is the most Horrible of World Human Rights Crimes

Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrike Kills 19 and Injures 30

OCT 15, 2018

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In Yemen, at least 19 people were killed and another 30 people injured Saturday, as a U.S.-supported, Saudi-led airstrike struck a convoy of buses full of civilians fleeing an assault on Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah. Among the dead were women and children, including five members of the same family. A similar U.S.-supported assault on Yemen in August killed 51 people, including 40 children. The United Nations has warned the Saudi-led bombing campaign has brought 13 million people to the brink of starvation, as Yemen’s food crisis could soon become the world’s worst famine in a century.

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Can Investors finally stop Saudi Kingdom from Doing Whatever it Wants–including dismembering opponents in their Embassies?

Corporate Executives Pull Out of Saudi Investment Summit

OCT 15, 2018

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Top executives at JPMorgan Chase, Ford, Uber, Viacom, The New York Times and other companies have pulled out of a planned investors’ conference in Saudi Arabia next week nicknamed “Davos in the Desert.” U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, whose department enforces U.S. sanctions, still plans to attend. We’ll have more on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after headlines.


KKR executives pull out of Saudi conference: sources | Reuters

3 hours ago – KKR executives pull out of Saudi conference: sources … chairman of the KKR Global Institute, have withdrawn from the Future Investment … The two men are just the latest senior U.S. corporate executives to decide to not …

More executives pull out from Saudi Arabia conference over missing …

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8 hours ago – More executives pull out from Saudi Arabia conference over missing … as a more open and tolerant place to visit, invest in and do business.

More Wall Street Executives Pull Out of Saudi Conference, but …

3 hours ago – Several top Wall Street executives have pulled out of participating in the … plans to attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week, joining … he has easy access to business executives from around the world.

KKR Executives Pull Out of Saudi Conference-Sources – The New …

2 hours ago – The two men are just the latest senior U.S. corporate executives to decide to not attend the high-profile conference amid concerns about …

‘Davos in the Desert’: Business leaders pull out of Saudi conference …

6 hours ago – Business leaders followed media executives in pulling out of Saudi Arabia’s Future Investment Initiative after the disappearance of Jamal …

Google pulls out of Saudi investor conference | TheHill

20 mins ago – A Google executive is the latest to pull out of a Saudi business conference being held in Riyadh later this month.

JPMorgan CEO Backs Out of Saudi Business Conference – WSJ

20 hours ago – It’s a lender to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and has worked on … Mr. Dimon had not pulled out of the conference as of Friday …
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American President Kneels to USA Arms Contractors/Producers and Saudi buyers

Trump Rejects Ending Saudi Arms Sales over Journalist’s Disappearance

OCT 15, 2018

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Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul Monday afternoon, nearly two weeks after prominent journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate on October 2 and has not been seen since. This news comes amid mounting international demands that Saudi Arabia explain the shocking disappearance, after Turkish officials accused the Saudis of assassinating Khashoggi, dismembering him and smuggling his body parts out of the consulate. In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Trump said Saudi Arabia would suffer “severe consequences” if it was found responsible. But Trump repeatedly said over the weekend he opposes ending U.S. weapons sales to the kingdom, which he claims are worth $110 billion to U.S. companies.

President Donald Trump: “Well, there are many other things we could do. But when we take away $110 billion of purchases from our country, that hurts our workers, that hurts our factories, that hurts all of our companies. You know, you’re talking about 500,000 jobs. So, we do that, we’re really hurting our country, a lot more than we’re hurting Saudi Arabia.”

Over the weekend, Dick Durbin, the Senate’s second-ranking Democrat, called on Trump to cancel the U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Some Republicans appear open to the idea. This is Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Sen. Marco Rubio: “If this is proven to be true, there is going to be a response from Congress. It’s going to be nearly unanimous, it’s going to be swift, and it’s going to go pretty far. And that could include arms sales, but it could include a bunch of other things, as well.”

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Pope Francis praised Romero for disregarding his own life “to be close to the poor and to his people.”

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