FDA approves H1N1 vaccine

The swine flu scare that began terrorizing the United States and Mexico at the end of the 2009 school year may finally be brought to an end. The Food and Drug Administration approved the latest vaccine attempt on Tuesday of this week, and is hoping to administer it to the public the first week of October.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) began trails of hopeful H1N1 vaccines on July 22, 2009. On August 27, the test vaccine was given to two young girls , the first children to have the test administered to them. Scientists hoped that the girls’ results would be good and that the drug would allow for future mass administration, specifically by mid-October, 2009. The girls were closely watched at Emory Children’s Center in Atlanta, Georgia and were soon determined success stories. Now, the release of the vaccine is ahead of schedule and expected to be a triumph.

The upcoming distribution of this NIAID vaccine will arrive 45 million doses strong on October 15 and will be followed by weekly shipments.

It is especially important for RE-3 students to get the H1N1 vaccine because of the virus’ target tothe  young – between ages of 6 months and 24 years. Within a few months the vaccine will be available at approximately 90,000 sites at schools and clinics nationwide.

To ensure the safety of students, it is incredibly important that every individual at Morgan County schools soon be pricked with this vaccine.
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Underground Newspapers

I find underground newspapers and thier history fascinating. Here are some things that I’ve learned and affiliated websites from my research:

During World War II, generally in the 1940’s, Danish underground newspapers lead the way towards the future mass numbers of underground newspapers across the world. I suggest Google Translator.

The actual underground presss movement began in the 60’s.

Predecessors of the Danish undergrounds included the infamous Pow Wow, stationed in Germany and trails of France; and samizdats all across the Soviet Union. Both were illegally published, yet read by thousands on a daily basis during the Second World War.

Much like underground printings during WWII, many high school journalism classes across the nation deal with journalistic struggles today. All such newspapers, magazines, and classes are urged to communicate about their situations at Speaking Underground, a blog  created to protect and unify underground newspapers.

Reddie Steady began as a group of college cartoonists wanting to create comics that wouldn’t be recognized in their campus’ paper. After creating the site Reddie Steady, Henderson State University’s The Oracle asked to include the students in the daily school newspaper and the once-ignored cartoonists got their deserved spot in front of many readers’ eyes. They still keep their site updated, though.

During the Vietnam War, a group of student activists announced that they planned to overthrow the government by any means possible. This young group composed The Weather Underground, which became both their body’s name and the title of their discreet way of plotting.

Yet another historical underground paper was Oz, above. As Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia explains, “Oz was first published as a satirical humour magazine between 1963–69 in Sydney, Australia, and in its second and more famous incarnation, became a “psychedelic hippy” magazine from 1967 to 1973 in London.”

The East Village Other, often referred to as the EVO, also has this hibby vibe. It was an underground newspaper published in NYC during the late 1960’s.

Some, like Denny Lyon, claim that “Today’s Blogging was Born from Yesterdays Underground Newspapers”. Though blogs are not illegal, it is easy to make such a connection because blogs express opinions and compare observations just as underground papers did and do.

New British law bans photography of police officers

In effect February 16th, the British government has issued a surprising new law that banns people from taking pictures with any police or military personel in it. This is meant to keep terrorists from being capable of planning attacks based on knowledge gained from such photos, but inadvertedly has the media in an uproar.
200+ protesters clustered outside of Scotland Yard’s headquarters, arguing that the new law is completely obscure; most were photographers whose business was jepoardized by it.
In some ways, it could do more harm than good. According to Police Link online, “The new act makes it a crime to ‘elicit, publish or communicate information’ about British police or military personnel,” Meaning that also allows for the law to be misused by applying it when police abuse is taking place.

Britain’s new law accentuates to the rest of the world the fact that terrorism is becoming a larger and larger issue. Yet while the United States ups airport security, the British ban pics of the popo.