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E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce illustrates food industry’s deficiencies

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce illustrates food industry’s deficiencies

Hannah Schmidt ’19

December 5, 2018

The most recent E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce sickened over 45 people last week, and was the the second warning against eating romaine issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this year. This prompted grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide to take any romaine lettuce or pro...

Measles spreads to New York

Measles spreads to New York

Claudia Chen, Features editor

February 4, 2015

On Jan. 25, a Bard College student with measles travelled on a New York train, possibly exposing other passengers to the virus. New York is now the 14th state involved in a current nationwide measles outbreak. News outlets reported that the student boarded the Amtrak train at Penn Station and got...

The stigmatization of Africans over Ebola

The stigmatization of Africans over Ebola

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

October 9, 2014

The ugly truth is when Africa is mentioned people think of a disease-infested continent filled with poverty and uncivilized people. The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in West Africa hasn’t helped Africans from being stigmatized in the slightest. My family is from Somalia, a country in East Africa. A...

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