It’s a voluntary recall due to the packaging, so your health shouldn’t be in danger; still, if you have questions or you’re worried, go ahead and give them a call to make sure you can use your meds. There are some concerns about the placebo pill week being inserted where active pills should have been, so you might want to back up your birth control with another contraceptive, such as a condom, for a little while.
The dirt is on our faces, because it turns out that they might have been right.
A new study from scientists in America shows that the MMR vaccine could indeed be linked to giving kids autism. The study also seems to confirm the study completed by Dr. Wakefield back in 1998 that got parents upset in the first place—and that so many scientists and doctors brushed off as inconclusive.
There’s also simply the existence of our government’s vaccine compensation fund. If these links did not exist, why would such a fund even exist in the first place?
The collapse of Solyndra and the subsequent
The average cost, according to a Lawrence Berkeley National Lab report, of solar panels and installation fell 17% in 2010, and as of June this year, has fallen another 11%. In addition, solar energy manufacturer's created a $1.9 billion trade surplus domestically, meaning the money created by solar manufacturing and installation in this country was sold overseas, creating a profit for solar manufacturers in this country. Compare that to oil, where we sport the highest trade deficit in three years with $50.2 billion losses each year from importing foreign oil. Solar energy, at least at this point, is a much smaller industry (clearly) than petroleum, but at least solar is American jobs creating American wealth. Furthermore, the solar industry's growth has not slowed in ten years despite the economic recession. In fact, if anything, it's quickened. Having grown, on average, 25% each year for the past ten years; including 102% in 2010 and an estimated 66% just in the first half of 2011. What the solar industry represents in this country is a growing demand, and an expanding industry to meet the it... both factors of a healthy economy.
Mitt Romney is the only other candidate to have professed a belief in the human impact on climate change. briefly touching on that fact during his New Hampshire announcement in May. Of course, it didn't get as much press because it coincided with Sarah Palin's infamous mystery bus tour, but it nonetheless further separated him from many of his Republican compatriots. What's astounding here is that, according to a University of Michigan study done in March, 74% of American believe that human impact on climate change is a problem. (This is also the study that made people switch from calling the phenomenon "global warming" to "climate change") Romney, true to form, may just be following a data trend among constituents, but evidence from his governorship show him passing comprehensive climate change protection legislation while in office.
House of Representatives is one the most single-mindedly anti-environmental congress we've ever had, based on the fact that we've had more congressional votes on bills to limit, reduce, defund, or dissemble environmental protections since January 3rd than we've had in an entire year, historically. However, there have been some eye-opening (you would hope) figure released since January that paint an incredibly bleak picture of the effects of climate change, and they're not just small island nations in the South Pacific being swallowed by the ocean or heat waves across the country. Nearly every aspect of our economic system will experience some significant disruption; infrastructure, transportation, food, health, real estate, employment, insurance, import/export...the list goes on.