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The shutdown could make this massive salmonella outbreak even bigger.

The shutdown could make this massive salmonella outbreak even bigger. | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

Tainted chicken has already sickened hundreds—and the CDC's food detectives aren't allowed to do their job

 

Update: On Tuesday, the CDC recalled some of its furloughed employees to work on the salmonella outbreak. It also discovered that the strain of salmonella seems to be antibiotic resistant.

 

..."Over at Wired, Maryn McKenna reports on a major outbreak of the foodborne illness salmonella. So far, 278 people in 18 states have been sickened with the pathogen, which causes fever, cramps, diarrhea, and in severe cases, even death. In a press release the USDA identified the source of the outbreak as contaminated raw chicken from a producer called Foster Farms and said that the products were sold at supermarkets in Washington State, Oregon, and California. As of 11:30 AM EDT Tuesday, Foster Farms had a note up saying, "No recall is in effect. Products are safe to consume if properly handled and fully cooked." Foster Farms' chicken was linked to another salmonella outbreak—134 illnesses in 13 states—in July, the CDC reported.

 

Usually when there's an outbreak of this scale, the CDC mobilizes to pinpoint the source of the contaminated food. However, McKenna explains that the shutdown "means that the lab work and molecular detection that can link far-apart cases and define the size and seriousness of outbreaks are not happening."

 

Individual states can use their own resources to trace the outbreak, but so far it looks like they won't be able to use the federal government's databases.

 

Of course, this is hardly the first recent outbreak of salmonella linked to poultry; Tom Philpott writes about how crowded conditions and overuse of antibiotics on farms make for perfect bacteria breeding grounds here. This CDC graphic shows the growing number of salmonella cases over the past two decades'

 

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Shutdown coverage fails Americans | Al Jazeera America

Shutdown coverage fails Americans | Al Jazeera America | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
Commentary: We need journalists to hold politicians accountable for extremist actions, not to enable them

 

And also: A selection of Videos, articles,  humour about the Us government Shutdown

http://www.scoop.it/t/interesting-reading-to-learn-english-intermediate-advanced-b1-b2-c1/?tag=Shutdown

http://www.scoop.it/t/brainfriendly-motivating-videos-to-learn-english-b1-b2-and-over-european-standard/?tag=Shutdown

 

 More specifically Journeyman Pictures :ABC Australia : "Party of No". The shutdown Modern Partisan American Politics

http://sco.lt/9EiGOH

 

http://www.rue89.com/2013/10/04/shutdown-americain-explique-a-ceux-ont-rate-debut-246305

 

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Le « shutdown » américain expliqué à ceux qui ont raté le début - Rue89

Le « shutdown » américain expliqué à ceux qui ont raté le début - Rue89 | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it
S'il avait duré une journée, le "shutdown", décrété le 1er octobre, aurait été un épisode folklorique de plus dans la vie politique américaine.

 

 

 

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A selection of Videos, articles,  humour about the Us government Shutdown

http://www.scoop.it/t/interesting-reading-to-learn-english-intermediate-advanced-b1-b2-c1/?tag=Shutdown

http://www.scoop.it/t/brainfriendly-motivating-videos-to-learn-english-b1-b2-and-over-european-standard/?tag=Shutdown

 

More specifically: an excellent documentary by"ABC Australia" by from Journeyman Pictures : : "Party of No". The Shutdown: Modern Partisan American Politics  http://sco.lt/9EiGOH

 

C’est quoi, ce bordel ?

 

 Qui est responsable de la situation


La situation peut-elle durer ?


Obama va-t-il sortir grandi de l’affaire


Y a-t-il un scénario catastrophe ?


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Journeyman Pictures :ABC Australia : "Party of No". The shut down Modern Partisan American politics ( video with Transcript)

Journeyman Pictures :ABC Australia : "Party of No". The shut down Modern Partisan   American politics (  video with Transcript) | Interesting Reading to learn English -intermediate - advanced (B1, B2, C1,) | Scoop.it

Transcript

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/interesting-reading-to-learn-english-intermediate-advanced-b1-b2-c1/?tag=Shutdown

http://www.scoop.it/t/brainfriendly-motivating-videos-to-learn-english-b1-b2-and-over-european-standard/?tag=Shutdown

More specifically, in French

 

http://www.rue89.com/2013/10/04/shutdown-americain-explique-a-ceux-ont-rate-debut-246305

 

 

Journeyman Pictures :ABC Australia : "Party of No". The shut down Modern Partisan American politics

 

"In light of the government shutdown in the US, we bring you a film that paints one of the most insightful and up-to-date pictures of modern partisan American politics. As an unthinkable US default looms, how has the divide between Republicans and Democrats become so bitter and entrenched that even the day to day running of the country has become impossible?

 

There was a time not so long ago when Democrats and Republicans could get over the most intractable disagreements, "The culture of congress was quite different in the 1980's ... the idea that you opposed what the other party was for but you didn't throw up insurmountable road blocks..."

Even Ronald Reagan, the modern Republican party's poster boy was happy to work cross party, "Reagan had democrats in the white house all the time", but those days are now long gone.

 

Republican politicians are now "almost all signing up to a pledge never to increase taxes." A position that has directly led to this showdown over Obamacare and the debt ceiling. Through revealing interviews this report explores how the Republican Party's hatred of Obamacare, increasing conservatism and the emergence of the Tea Party movement has contributed to the most partisan and least productive period in US political history."

 

ABC Australia

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