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Marijuana Use Linked to Higher Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks

Marijuana use of any kind, including smoking, vaping or consuming edibles, is linked to a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association last month. The study found that those who consume the drug regularly have an increased risk of life-threatening medical […]

Federal Government Paid Media Outlets to Promote the COVID Vaccine

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After releasing my three-part series earlier this year showing how multiple media outlets refused to platform dissent on the COVID vaccine, I was asked on multiple podcasts why this was the case. Ideological groupthink, fear of exacerbating institutional distrust, and financial motives were on my list of potential explanations, but I did not have concrete evidence. […]

U.S. Suicide Rate in 2022 Highest Ever Recorded, COVID Lockdowns Played a Role

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Some 49,500 people committed suicide last year in the United States. This is the highest number for self-inflicted deaths ever recorded in the country.1 The phenomenon has been attributed to increasing rates of depression, limited access to mental health services and increasing gun sales that saw suicide by gun reach an all-time high last year.2 […]

Potential Pick for CDC Director Continues to Draw Criticism

Mandy Cohen

In a public statement issued on June 16, 2023, President Biden announced his intent to name Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH to succeed Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH as the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The statement confirms a June 1 report by The Washington Post that the President was planning on picking Dr. Cohen, […]

U.S. Starts to Discern Between Those Dying From COVID and Those Dying With COVID

doctors in ICU

There is a difference between dying from COVID-19 and dying with COVID-19. The number of people dying with the disease may be significantly greater than those dying from it. A recent article by CNN medical analyst and Washington Post columnist Dr. Leana Wen made the distinction between dying from COVID and dying with COVID. Dr. […]

Compulsory Vaccination of U.S. Armed Forces Remains Controversial

soldier gets vaccine

In 1777, George Washington led the first mandatory military vaccination program when he directed soldiers of the Continental Army to be inoculated against smallpox. Soldiers had the option of voluntarily exposing themselves to the smallpox pustules either by scratching their arms or inhaling it through their noses.1 The story of George Washington being the first […]

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