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And This Is Why I Always Wash “Pre-washed” Salad Mixes

Two people were recommended for post-exposure rabies treatment after a consumer in Florida reported finding a dead bat in a packaged salad mix, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.

The bat was sent to the CDC after it was found in a bag of Fresh Express Organic Marketside Spring Mix.
“The deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for CDC to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies,” the Atlanta-based agency said.
The CDC said the risk of rabies transmission was extremely low but not zero, so the two people who ate salad mix were recommended for treatment as a precaution.
They are fine and show no signs of having rabies, the CDC said.
How can you not notice a deteriorated bat in your salad before you eat it?
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Slippery Tom Price Wants to Sell You Some Snake Oil

“This bill that’s moving through Congress right now is simply the first step,” Price said. “Every American will have access to the kind of coverage that they want.”
Pressed by Tapper on the point that access to coverage is different than actually having coverage, Price said the GOP plan would lower the costs of insurance and increase options while overhauling Medicaid, which is geared toward lower-income people and those with disabilities.
Sure. I have “access” to a gold plated yacht, but that doesn’t mean I can afford it.
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Let Them Have Flip Phones

“Well, we’re getting rid of the individual mandate. We’re getting rid of those things that people said that they don’t want,” Chaffetz replied. “Americans have choices, and they’ve got to make a choice. So rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care.

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But That Didn’t Stop Him from Running for President, Did It?

From The Hill:

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has told President-elect Donald Trump that he isn’t interested in serving as secretary of Health and Human Services, a Carson ally confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday.

“Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.”

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Farewell to Summer

From The Daily Kos, by Bill in Maine:

A few reminders on this, the last full day of summer:

• This has been the warmest summer on record. Or, if you prefer, the coolest summer on record in James Inhofe’s imagination.

• The Republican running for president fills his speeches with a string of non-stop lies and his followers love him because he “tells it like it is.”

• The Democrat running for president is generating huge controversy by existing.

• You can still be fired for being gay in 29 states and for being transgender in 32.

• Black lives still don’t matter as much as white lives.

• This…

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• The only thing taking over the world faster than robots is pumpkin spice.

• The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continues to reduce the number of uninsured in America and is growing in popularity. Republicans are starting to want you to forget they ever opposed it.

• A little more mansplaining about ladyparts will cause women to flock to vote Republican in November.

• The world may end on October 31st.

• If the world doesn’t end on October 31st, you’ll probably want to weigh the pros and cons of tossing out the coleslaw in the back of the fridge that expired in June.

Bring on fall.