The Daily Buzz: HIV/AIDS Threat Growing; Jill Stein an Anti-Vaxxer?; Peter Thiel on Blood Transfusions and Immortality

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Aug 01 2016

The Daily Buzz: HIV/AIDS Threat Growing; Jill Stein an Anti-Vaxxer?; Peter Thiel on Blood Transfusions and Immortality

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Experts Warn of HIV/AIDS Growth in Africa and Rural US [The Guardian]
In developing countries, the virus is becoming resistant to drugs and funding is dropping; in the US, vulnerable communities struggle with IV opioid use.

Jill Stein Tweets and Deletes About Link Between Vaccines and Autism [Gizmodo]
Is the Green Party candidate pandering to anti-vaxxers?

K2 Is Legal, Dangerous and Can’t Be Stopped [The Guardian]

Because the contents of “K2” are constantly changing, it’s impossible to legislate.

Let Americans Use Food Stamps for Online Groceries [Washington Post]
The one in seven Americans who use food stamps need online groceries most.

Women Couldn’t be Trusted with At-Home Pregnancy Tests [The New York Times]
Crazy reasons at-home kits weren’t approved until the late 1970s.

Peter Thiel Is Very, Very Interested in Young People’s Blood [Inc.com]
The venture capitalist, who spoke recently at the RNC, believes transfusions may hold the key to immortality.