Sep 13, 2013
By Dale Goldhawk
11:15 am ET | Police Constable Patricia Fleischmann
12:30 pm ET | Dr. Arthur Caplan
GUEST – Police Constable Patricia Fleischmann
TOPIC – Crime prevention & personal safety.
INFO – Patricia will provide vulnerable Zoomers with safety tips such as carrying minimal personal identification, when out in public to prevent crime and stay safe in your later years.
GUEST – Dr. Arthur Caplan, Director, Division of Medical Ethics, NYU Langone Medical Center
TOPIC – The Public Health Agency of Canada recently issued a notice regarding a surge in cases of measles in many parts of the country.
INFO – The Public Health Agency of Canada recently issued a notice regarding a surge in cases of measles in many parts of the country.
At the time of the notice, 30 cases had already been reported, five times as many as in the previous year. Why is a disease that was so well controlled for many years slowly making this insidious comeback? The answer may lie with Health Canada and its consistent decisions to allow and even add “nosodes” — homeopathic vaccines — to its list of products approved for sale.
Nosodes offer no protection against disease. They are not effective in preventing, treating or curing any of the maladies for which they are marketed. There is no sound, peer-reviewed evidence that they help stop the spread or progression of disease.