“Abbott Nutrition is the exclusive supplier for the majority of state WIC agencies, and this has a serious impact on families served by WIC – over 1.2 million infants served by WIC are limited to specific brands of “contract formula,” like Similac.” (US Congresswoman DeLauro)
“Infants eligible for and receiving the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are less likely to ever be breastfed (76.9%) than infants eligible, but not receiving WIC (83.3%), and infants ineligible for WIC (91.6%).”https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/facts.html. This is “ever” breast fed with the percentage dropping over time. In 2020, by three months only 1/3rd of WIC participants were breast feeding (32.6%), which dropped to 1/5th ( 22.1%) by 6 months. https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/WICPC2020-Appendix.pdf
Families are still eligible for WIC with earnings at 185% of the poverty level, which accounts for the high percentage of eligible families. WIC buys around half of…
This is about more than baby formula, as can be seen, below. This points to problems associated with the welfare state, which no one wants to talk about. It seems to combine the worst aspects of Soviet-like “communism” with the worst of monopoly capital. In this instance, it calls to mind Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle”, which dealt with the meat-packing industry in 1906. Similar issues need discussion for medical care, such as apparent transfer of welfare costs to paying customers through both higher prices and taxation. They used to call this robbing Peter to pay Paul. It impacts the middle classes, who struggle to survive without welfare, as well as those eligible for welfare, but who don’t want to accept it.
Below is a mix of relevant information, so it is entitled “notes”…
“Researchers have found that a suite of complementary tests can quantify changes in dogs suspected of suffering from cognitive decline. The approach could not only aid owners in managing their elderly canine’s care, but could also serve as a model for evaluating cognitive decline progression in — and treatments for — humans with Alzheimer’s disease.”
Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCDS) is similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans in that cognitive decline is associated with the development of amyloid plaques as well as cortical atrophy, a progressive degeneration of brain tissue. CCDS is also challenging to diagnose. Traditionally, CCDS is diagnosed based on ruling out any obvious physical conditions and an owner’s answers to a questionnaire. But the current method of diagnosing CCDS is problematic because there may be other factors at play that give the appearance of cognitive decline. Researchers set out to uncover and compile a series…
Illegal immigrants coming into the United States feel so entitled they had no problem calling the police on a Fox News host.
Lawrence Jones, host of “Cross Country,” told Sean Hannity on Thursday that “things got a little contentious” when he was trying to do his job—reporting on how the administration is flying illegal immigrants all over the country—when migrants tried to put an end to it by calling the police.
“The Biden administration had told us that these flights were going to end, that this wasn’t going on,” he explained. “We got a tip from a source saying that they were doing these flights yet again. They had quit them for a moment. But we did something different. They get on these buses, about three buses. There [were] about 150-plus migrants [who] got onto those buses—women, children, grown men.”
Lawrence’s team followed one of the buses in New Jersey.
“All these cars that you’re seeing right there were waiting for the migrants,” he added. “I wanted to go up there and talk to them and see where exactly did they come from and where were they going. So, as I began to do that, I guess it agitated some of the migrants. They started flashing our cameraman with lights and everything and trying to conceal their identity.
Lawrence said they ended up stopping but didn’t want to exit the vehicles near his cameraman.
“Eventually the migrants – the people [who] are here illegally – called the police on me,” he said. “And things got a little contentious.”
Lawrence told the officers he wasn’t harassing the illegal immigrants, he was just trying to do his job and report on the situation.
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