A doctor in the suburbs of Chicago had his license suspended after he was found to be concocting his own “vaccines”—from cat drool and vodka.
According to the Chicago Tribune, investigators who were alerted to Dr. Ming Te Lin’s unorthodox methods came to check on his practice; in his cluttered office they found “a box filled with vials and tubes that [Lin] was using to make his own vaccinations.”
Lin said not to worry, he’d only been giving patients his unique vaccination blend for…over a decade.
He told investigators that he added vodka, and, if patients had allergies, cat saliva gathered straight from a cat’s mouth. It’s unclear whether or not the saliva was from Dr. Lin’s own cat, or random cats he found for the purpose of collecting their spit.
Lin allegedly administered his vaccines orally or in a nasal form.
The report says the vaccines were administered if the patient or a family member had a history of autism, eczema or neurological disorder. It’s not yet clear if Lin subscribed to the unfounded view that vaccines have a link to autism—yet his deeds will hardly help efforts to undermine the unscientific anti-vax movement.
It probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that Lin’s methods are not approved by the FDA, although he allegedly signed state forms certifying he had given pediatric patients their required shots.
American, Italian and Russian blast off for ISS
US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.
A NASA TV commentator hailed a "textbook launch" minutes after blastoff in "sweltering" weather in Baikonur, where daytime temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
Megan Rapinoe trashes ‘disgusting’ Trump for his ugly racist tweets in CNN interview
In an interview with CNN's Van Jones that will air on Saturday night, U.S. Women's soccer champion Megan Rapinoe condemned President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color.
"It's disgusting, to be honest. To say it's disappointing is ... it doesn't even come close," said Rapinoe. She added, "The more that we just are upset about it and don't accept that kind of behavior from all sides, then the better place we're going to be."
Trump has faced escalating criticism in the wake of his tweet that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) ought to "go back" to where they came from if they disagree with his agenda (three of them were born in the United States). The controversy escalated when attendees of his rally in Greenville, North Carolina chanted "Send her back!" about Omar.
Conservative suggests Trump’s racist rhetoric will incite worse than ‘send her back’ chants: ‘One shudders to wonder’
In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathleen Parker said the refusal by Republican lawmakers and the evangelical community to condemn Donald Trump's racist rhetoric is paving the way for something far worse than mere "send her back" chants.
Under a headline that bluntly states, "Those who don’t condemn Trump’s racism are complicit in his bigotry," Parker gets right to her opinion of the president, writing, "Going out on a limb here: President Trump is a racist. And a sexist. And a xenophobic nationalist. Among other things. Not to name call or anything."