Daniel Sinclair+ Your Authors @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China Aug. 13, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

"Poison control centers have managed more than 16,000 [Miracle Mineral Solution] related cases over the last 5 years. Fifty of them were life threatening; in 8 instances people died." Facebook Groups may already have a direct death-toll. Just so sad.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/drinking-bleach-will-not-cure-cancer-or-autism-fda-warns-n1041636?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma 

It's easy to write these parents off as gullible child abusers, but you have to sympathize w/ them too. Many have been repeatedly failed by our medical system, and the FDA, media, & experts have failed to rise to the occasion. We need more like @PeterHotez  https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/patient-support-advocacy/why-physicians-should-engage-podcast-generation 

Those 16,000 MMS injuries are the result of an information vacuum. Everywhere you look in society, we see the implications of a void filled by a level Internet — you have to lean in to fight it. We need digital native communicators, researchers, & doctors, and a digital-first FDA

Australia is on pace to eliminate HPV within a decade, now surpassing an 80% vaccination rate. In Texas, the rate is merely 40%. The national average? Just 49%. These two little blocks here are the CDC's official information war weapon against anti-vaxxers  https://www.texastribune.org/2019/08/12/texas-low-rate-hpv-vaccination-keeping-cervical-cancer-rates-high/?utm_campaign=trib-social-buttons&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social 

I actually don't know if I finished a proper Gardasil 9 series myself, despite having had healthcare and the same doctor throughout the entire CDC schedule. I would have to call a few different offices, install a landline, buy a fax machine, and wait a week to truly know.

The problem is the system, not gullibility or human nature. Parents are trying to cure their children with bleach because every layer of our society has failed. The indoctrinated believers are the scapegoat.  https://www.vox.com/health-care/2019/5/10/18526696/health-care-costs-er-emergency-room 

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