All posts by Kenneth Dantzler-Corbin

I am a writer, editor, adjunct professor of Religion and Philosophy, English as a Second Language, Genealogy, Educator in Ambulatory Care, and Spiritual Support Specialist, Singer, Musician, and Social Justice Advocate for Human Rights.

Monkeypox caused the death of a citizen of Los Angeles County

Monkeypox caused the death of a citizen of Los Angeles County who had a weakened immune system, according to the announcement made by local health authorities on Monday. It is considered to be the first mortality in the United States caused by the illness.

A patient with the rash associated with monkeypox. Photo: Getty Images


The Department of Public Health for Los Angeles County made the announcement on the cause of death, and a representative for the department said that an autopsy verified the information. The patient had a significantly impaired immune system and had been admitted to the hospital. There was no more information about the individual that was made public.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) monitors instances of the disease and reports that it has not been linked to any fatalities in the United States. Officials from LA County have said that they collaborated with the CDC on this matter.
 
When asked if this was the first death in the U.S., a CDC representative acknowledged that they were working together but didn’t answer right away.
 
On August 30, authorities from the Texas Department of Public Health stated that an individual who had been diagnosed with monkeypox had passed away. The individual was also critically immunocompromised, and an examination is now being conducted into their case to establish the possible impact that monkeypox had in their passing.
 
The virus that causes monkeypox is contagious and can only be passed from person to person via prolonged skin-to-skin contact. It may bring on symptoms such as a rash, fever, pains all over the body, and chills. The illness has been directly connected to the deaths of just a small number of individuals all across the globe, and hospitalizations and fatalities are quite uncommon.
 
People who are in close contact with someone who has the disease; people who are aware that a sexual partner was diagnosed within the past two weeks; and gay or bisexual men who have had multiple sexual partners within the past two weeks in an area where it is known that the virus is spreading are all encouraged to get the monkeypox vaccine. It is also suggested that health care workers who are at a high risk of exposure get vaccinations.

Would you like to know more about Critical Race Theory?

The term “critical race theory” refers to an interdisciplinary intellectual and social movement that originated with civil-rights activists and academics.

Illustration by Marcus Torres

Illustration by Marcus Torres

The mission of the Critical Race Theory (CRT) is to investigate the ways in which race, society, and the law interact in the United States and to contest the liberal mainstream American approach to racial justice. Along with other critical schools of thought, such as critical legal studies, which investigates the ways in which legal procedures maintain the status quo, it emerged for the first time in the 1970s. Theorists affiliated with the Critical Race Theory (CRT) contend that the social and legal construction of race serves to further the interests of white people at the detriment of people of color. Since the year 2020, conservative legislators in the United States have been attempting to outlaw or place restrictions on the teaching of CRT and other forms of anti-racism education in elementary and secondary schools. Those who support the imposition of such prohibitions believe that CRT is not only untrue but also anti-American, promotes extreme leftism, demonizes White people, and indoctrinates youngsters. However, this is a section of my dissertation study that I have completed on this subject. It is written in a way that is easy to comprehend for the lay reader who is interested in learning more about CRT. If you would to purchase a copy of my book on Amazon this is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Critical-Race-Theory-Addressing-Prejudice/dp/B096TJMS4Y/ref=sr_1_7?crid=31E5LGF2EAXTG&keywords=Kenneth+Dantzler+Corbin&qid=1660858504&sprefix=kenneth+dantzler+corbin%2Caps%2C1501&sr=8-7

Do you think that persons who experience anxiety and depression could benefit from taking vitamin B6?

According to recent research, vitamin B6, a popular vitamin supplement, may benefit those who suffer from anxiety and depression. However, in the UK, researchers recruited 478 participants with anxiety or depression and randomly allocated them to receive high dosages of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, or a placebo. They then evaluated the subjects before and after they had taken the tablets for a month. Compared to those taking a placebo, those taking the B6 supplement reported significantly fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression. They conclude that some people may be able to prevent the adverse effects of prescription drugs by taking vitamin B6 supplements. However, with your doctor first before beginning a new supplement.

What do you think of a meningococcal disease epidemic in the US that has claimed the lives of 25% of those affected this year?

According to the director of the Florida Department of Health, 48 instances of meningococcal disease were reported in Florida in 2022, and 12 of those cases resulted in fatalities. Neisseria meningitidis, a bacteria that can infect the brain and spinal cord lining, is the culprit behind the sickness.

As opposed to the flu or common cold, it is less communicable. The monkeypox outbreak, which primarily harms gay males but is not a “gay disease,” is coinciding. The general populace in America needs to prepare for an impending new wave of illnesses.

Why is Trump calling McConnell a “disloyal” at hearings on January 6?

After a House committee played a clip of McConnell’s comments on the Senate floor during Trump’s impeachment trial, former President Donald Trump retaliated against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).

By Jeremy Herb, CNN
Updated 5:00 AM ET, Sat July 23, 2022

The former president referred to McConnell as a “disloyal sleaze bag” and claimed that without Trump’s support, McConnell would not have won reelection. Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett joined a 6-3 conservative majority in overturning Roe v. Wade, thanks mainly to McConnell’s assistance in enabling Trump to appoint them as three conservative justices to the Supreme Court. So when he was the one driving the rioters who stormed the capital and did nothing, why is the former president trying to get angry with the Senate Majority Leader?

Did you know that there will likely be further demonstrations this weekend in response to the agony and anger caused by the Supreme Court’s decision about abortion?

According to authorities, tear gas was deployed to disperse protesters outside the Arizona State Capitol. Numerous protestors gathered in New York City’s Washington Square Park to oppose the judgment. Anti-abortion protestors were there, although they maintained a low profile. Following the demonstration, at least 20 individuals were “taken into jail with charges pending” throughout the city. In 2019, the biggest proportion of abortions performed on women requesting the procedure were performed on black women.

According to the statistics, they also had the highest abortion rate, with 23,8 abortions per 1,000 women. Black women who are pregnant or have just given birth are three to four times more likely to die than White women in the same circumstances. Friday, after the Supreme Court reverses Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion groups protest in Washington, D.C. Champagne is consumed by anti-abortion activists in front of the Supreme Court. Rachel Herring, an anti-abortion campaigner, said, “According to Judaism, life starts with the first breath, when the soul enters the body.”

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, supporters for abortion rights pound on the doors of the Arizona State Senate. On Friday, June 24, anti-abortion demonstrators celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. An anti-abortion activist wears socks that proclaim “abortion is cruel” while arguing with an abortion rights activist. On Friday, Jill McElroy and her nine-year-old daughter Meriam joined in an abortion rights rally in front of the Supreme Court. She stated, “A lesson we have always taught our children is that they are the masters of their own bodies, and the Court’s ruling today goes against that, and as a family, we believe that’s wrong.”

Champagne is consumed by anti-abortion activists in front of the Supreme Court. I was there at the moment the decision was made. I am delighted. Earlier, I was walking on air, says pro-life activist Noah Slayter. Friday, the phrase “Our bodies, our choices” is spray-painted on a temporary wall in Washington, D.C.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, pro-choice protestors pound on the doors of the Arizona State Senate on Friday. Outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, an anti-abortion protester wears socks that proclaim “abortion is cruel.” In Arizona and Arkansas, abortion providers have began discontinuing their services. Dr. DeShawn Taylor remarked that she anticipates a period of darkness, albeit hopefully not for too long.

Approximately twenty abortion appointments originally planned for Friday through next week were canceled by Taylor’s facility. The head of Planned Parenthood said, “The majority of patients were desperate or scared” before to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on abortion availability in certain states. A new legislation in California shields anybody conducting, helping, or receiving an abortion from any prospective civil action originating from outside the state. A clinic owner in Mississippi said that a woman should not have to leave the state to get medical treatment.

Did you know that women are more likely to suffer from long-term COVID, highlighting the crucial need for sex-specific research?

A recent study published today in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion finds that girls are “significantly” more likely than men to suffer from protracted COVID and will exhibit dramatically distinct symptoms.


Long COVID is a condition in which problems continue for more than four weeks after the initial COVID-19 infection, and in some cases for many months.


Researchers from the Johnson & Johnson Office of the Chief Medical Officer Health of Women Team analyzed data from approximately 1.3 million patients and found that females with long COVID exhibit a variety of symptoms, including ear, nose, and throat issues; mood, neurological, skin, gastrointestinal, and rheumatological disorders; and fatigue.


However, male patients were more prone to developing endocrine problems, including diabetes and renal disease.


The authors explain that understanding the fundamental sex differences underlying the clinical manifestations, disease progression, and health outcomes of COVID-19 is essential for the identification and rational design of effective therapies and public health interventions that are inclusive of and sensitive to the potential differential treatment needs of both sexes.


Differences in immune system function between men and females may be a significant factor in determining sex differences in extended COVID syndrome. Females generate more rapid and potent innate and adaptive immune responses, which may shield them from the severity of acute illness. This difference, however, may make females more vulnerable to autoimmunity-related disorders that last longer.


As part of the review, researchers limited their search for scholarly articles to those published between December 2019 and August 2020 for COVID-19 and between January 2020 and June 2021 for long-term COVID syndrome. The overall sample size for all publications evaluated was 1,393,355 distinct people.


Even though there were a lot of participants, only 35 of the 640,634 articles gave enough information about the symptoms and effects of COVID-19 illness by gender to understand how girls and boys experience the illness differently.


Findings indicate that female patients were significantly more likely to have mental problems such as sadness, ear, nose, and throat symptoms, musculoskeletal discomfort, and respiratory symptoms at the outset of COVID-19. On the other hand, men were more likely to have kidney diseases called renal diseases.


The authors remark that this literature review is one of the few that breaks down by sex the particular health issues associated with COVID-related disease. Numerous studies have investigated gender disparities in hospitalization, ICU admission, respiratory support, and death. When it comes to sex, however, studies on the exact diseases induced by the virus and its long-term harm to the body have been inadequate.


The authors note that during earlier coronavirus epidemics, sex variations in outcomes have been recorded. Therefore, disparities in SARS-CoV-2 infection outcomes between men and women may have been predicted. Unfortunately, the vast majority of studies did not examine or report granular data by sex, limiting sex-specific clinical insights that may influence therapy. ” Even if it wasn’t the main goal of the researcher, sex-disaggregated data should be made public so that other researchers can use it to look into differences between the sexes that are important.


The research also identifies complicated aspects deserving of further investigation. Notably, women are more likely to be exposed to the virus in particular occupations, such as nursing and teaching. There may also be differences in who can get care based on gender, which could change how the disease naturally progresses and cause more problems and side effects.


The latter acts as a rallying cry: availability of sex-disaggregated data and deliberate analysis are necessary if we are to guarantee that unequal disease course outcomes are addressed. No study is complete until the data is made accessible to anyone who wants to answer the question, “Do sex and gender matter?”

Why did Trump campaign records reveal that advisors were aware that the false electoral strategy was without foundation?

The convocation of the electoral college on December 14, 2020, was expected to herald the conclusion of that year’s tumultuous and protracted presidential election.

A rally outside the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta three weeks after the 2020 election. (Kevin D. Liles for The Washington Post)

In seven swing states won by Joe Biden, though, Trump supporters turned out ready to proclaim victory. Internal campaign emails and memoranda indicate it was part of a larger plot to provide Vice President Mike Pence with a cause to declare the election’s conclusion uncertain. Members of the committee have said that they would provide evidence that President Trump was engaged in an attempt to submit fraudulent electoral ballots for Vice President Joe Biden that failed. The committee got a court order telling Trump’s lawyer, John Eastman, to give the committee the papers.


The Justice Department and a prosecutor in the Atlanta region are also probing the voter fraud. Emails reveal that only days after the election, some Trump aides were planning on how to make a legal justification for promoting their own electors. They pondered whether state legislatures, which in a number of critical states were controlled by the GOP, could designate electors for Trump even if the certified results indicated that Biden had won. A legal consultant for Trump contended that the strict deadline for winning the election was January 6, not December 14. He drew attention to the fact that certain state legislation may be difficult to comply with.


The bogus Michigan electors were unable to convene in the state’s Senate chamber and instead decamped to the state party headquarters. Your tasks are vital. A campaign official wrote to Georgia’s fictitious electors that their efforts would be hindered unless absolute secrecy and discretion were maintained. Robert Spindell Jr., who signed an elector certificate for Donald Trump in Wisconsin, said the general consensus among the lawyers was that if Trump won any of these cases, something had to be done. The electors didn’t have any legal standing, and vice president-elect Mike Pence didn’t recognize them. This made him a target for the crowd that burned down the Capitol.

For more information about this read: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/20/trump-documents-fake-elector-plan/?fbclid=IwAR2-lGCprzKOhWX0tgYKw5fV1YBAeI0RpQKSjLNDU7g2dqdX9P9Dw8ZvzsM

The committee said on January 6 that it is working with the Department of Justice’s request for interview transcripts.

In response to a request from the Justice Department, the committee is in the process of releasing transcripts of the witness interviews it conducted. Currently, the panel is taking part in a cooperative effort with the Department of Justice.

From left, Reps. Bennie Thompson, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger at a hearing Thursday of the House committee investigating Jan. 6.J. Scott Applewhite / AP

They have no intention of addressing the intricacies of that topic in a public setting. This week, senior DOJ officials sent a letter to the committee, increasing the amount of pressure that is being placed on the panel to comply. The letter was included as part of a document that was submitted in response to a request that was made to postpone the trial of many defendants. A piece of witness evidence that was provided to the committee earlier this week included a brief reference of the name of one of the defendants in the case.

More information may be found at the following website: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/jan-6-committee-says-cooperating-doj-request-interview-transcripts-rcna34174?fbclid=IwAR2rAbeic4C6GHqHOoqrluWReo4 1cUyMIneqH9VkbKsF

What role did Kansas, Missouri, and prairie dogs play in the first outbreak of monkeypox in the United States?

The symptoms of monkeypox are comparable to but less severe than those of smallpox.

he first outbreak of monkeypox in the United States in 2003 hit the Midwest and was caused by prairie dogs sold as pets that caught the virus from infected animals from Africa. The outbreak included three cases in Kansas and Missouri. CHARLIE RIEDEL Associated Press file
Read more at: https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article262585992.html#storylink=cpy

Contrary to the name, rodents, not monkeys, are the primary transmission vector. The initial outbreak in the United States hit six states in the Midwest, including Kansas and Missouri. The last occurrences have been connected to foreign travel and African animal imports. In 1958, monkeypox was first detected in a Danish laboratory.

In 1970, a youngster in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was diagnosed with the first human case. In 2003, there were 70 documented cases of monkeypox in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Contact with sores and rashes caused by the infection spreads monkeypox. It is also transmissible by large respiratory droplets, though not nearly as quickly as COVID-19. In addition, in the 2003 outbreak, no one contracted the virus through person-to-person contact, unlike the current situation.

The CDC provided updated recommendations based on what physicians have observed in patients thus far. Monkeypox typically causes fever, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches, and headaches. In addition, some individuals exhibited dispersed or localized lesions outside the face, hands, and feet.

More information may be found by visiting the following website: https://www.kansascity.com/news/business/health-care/article262585992.html#storylink=cpy