Racism

If you’re racist towards Asians, especially in this time, that means it was already in you. And it’s just now coming out. Don’t back pedal and apologize when you get caught, just own it. I’d respect it a little more.

The Most Common Social Security Scams and How to Avoid Them

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Scammers use phone calls and email messages to impersonate Social Security personnel and trick people into giving up money and personal information.
  • Common tactics include threatening the suspension of Social Security benefits or charging for services the Social Security Administration provides for free.
  • Scams should be reported to your local authorities, the SSA Office of the Inspector General, or the Federal Trade Commission.

Link:
https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/102814/what-are-most-common-scams-regarding-social-security-benefits.asp

Death of Dr. Li Wenliang, who in December 2019 warned public about coronavirus and reprimanded by government for “making false comments on the Internet”, triggers national backlash over China’s abuse of censorship

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Li sent a message to his medical-school alumni group on December 30 warning that seven patients had been quarantined at Wuhan Central Hospital after coming down with a respiratory illness that seemed like the SARS coronavirus. The police in Wuhan then reprimanded and silenced Li, requiring him to sign a letter acknowledging that he was “making false comments.”

Li died of the coronavirus early on Friday at Wuhan Central Hospital, where he had been in intensive care for three weeks. The hospital confirmed his death in a statement on Weibo at about 4 a.m. local time.

Link:
https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-whistleblower-doctor-li-wenliang-in-critical-condition-2020-2

4-year-old dies from flu after members of Stop Mandatory Vaccination (anti-vax Facebook group with 178,000 members) advise mom to use thyme, elderberries, and peppermint oil instead of Tamiflu

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Now, screenshots from an anti-vax Facebook group called “Stop Mandatory Vaccination” are circulating online, and they appear to show that the week before Najee died, his mother sought advice on how to treat her sons’ illness. Members of the group advised giving the boys vitamins, botanicals, and fruits and vegetables rather than the Tamiflu that their doctor prescribed.

In the thread, which has now apparently been scrubbed from the group’s Facebook page, the mom wrote, “The doc prescribed tamaflu [sic] I did not pick it up.” One user advises, “You’re better off taking Vitamin D and C, Elderberry, Zinc, and eating lots of fruits and vegetables.”

“Ok perfect I’ll try that,” she responds.

Link:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/4-year-old-dies-from-flu-after-members-of-anti-vax-facebook-group-advise-his-mom-use-thyme-elderberries-instead/