Tag Archives: MRSA

CWA Offers Poisoned Olive Branch

Via their spokeshater Matt Barber, the Concerned Women Of America wants to ally with gay rights groups to fight the spread of MRSA and call for the closure of all bathhouses and sex clubs. “We now have a wonderful opportunity for ideological opponents to come together for the common good. Steps must be taken to keep this MRSA outbreak, which ...

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UCSF Apologizes For MRSA Report

UCSF has apologized for the interpretation of their just-released MRSA study, saying that the study’s “medical jargon” caused the press and general public to misinterpret their findings. Right-wing and Christianist groups lept on the UCSF study, issuing statements about the “inherent unhealthiness” of gay sex. “We deplore negative targeting of specific populations in association with MRSA infections or other public ...

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Quelling The MRSA Panic

The CDC has issued a statement in an attempt to quell the “dirty gays spreading MRSA superbug” panic being fanned by right-wing Christianist websites and news organizations. The strains of MRSA described in the recent Annals of Internal Medicine have mostly been identified in certain groups of men who have sex with men (MSM), but have also been found in ...

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HomoQuotable – Joe Solmonese

“We’ve come to expect hysteria and gross distortions from an organization like this and normally their bigoted rants don’t even warrant a response. But the statement today about MRSA is beyond the pale. In typical fashion, they disregard the facts and instead chose to demagogue the issue in order to fear-monger. Serious medical issues deserve serious consideration, not wildly off-the-mark ...

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Staph Superbug Cases Spiking In Gay Men

Doctors and hospitals are seeing a big surge in staph superbug infections in gay men around the country. San Francisco General Hospital researchers have been chasing the rogue strain of drug-resistant staph called USA300 since they first isolated it from a patient specimen seven years ago. With every turn, the aggressive and persistent bug keeps getting worse. Now, a new ...

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