Ironweeds

106 - Lies, Damn Lies, and Water Tests

July 26, 2021

New evidence suggests that the Pfizer vaccine is good at keeping you out of the hospital but less impressive when it comes to infection. Meanwhile, one random dude is apparently a major hub of covid misinformation (and a New York Times bestselling author!) The people of Hoosick Falls have received a $65 million settlement after their water was contaminated with carcinogenic PFOAs. And for our wildflower, New York City sent mental health professionals in place of cops for a month and guess what? It worked.

 

Pfizer vaccine: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/564675-israel-pfizer-vaccine-allows-infection-but-preventing-severe-illness 

 

Joseph Mercola, tanning bed king: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/24/technology/joseph-mercola-coronavirus-misinformation-online.html?referringSource=articleShare 

 

$65 million settlement filed in Hoosick Falls PFOA water contamination https://www.timesunion.com/state/article/hoosick-falls-pfoa-settlement-16326755.php 

 

Hoosick Falls PFOA timeline: https://www.timesunion.com/projects/2021/hoosick-falls-pfoa-timeline/ 

 

Mental Health Emergency Response: https://www.insider.com/nyc-mental-health-emergency-response-pilot-data-shows-positive-impact-2021-7

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