Flu Shots Don’t Always Work, Tech Alumni Association Loses Money, and More in Chad’s Steaming Pile
Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.
1. Flu Shots don’t work. (link)
I have never had a flu shot. I’ve always been told by the medical community that I should get a flu shot, but I always ignore them mainly because the people who I have seen get flu shots, always end up sick. So imagine how shocked I was when I read this story about how the flu shots are 59% ineffective.
If you’re somebody who likes medicine to be perfect, you are not going to be happy by a report in the journal The Lancet. The report looked at flu vaccine and finds it’s only about 59-percent effective in adults who receive the shot.
The report is based on 31 studies going way back to 1967. The study also found that the newer nasal spray, which is used in children six months to seven years of age, works about 83-percent of the time.
I KNEW it! Last year, my now wife, got a flu shot and guess what happened? Yep, she got sick and I was healthy. Want to to stay healthy? Be sure to wash your hands and don’t hang out around people that will cough and sneeze on you. (I am not a medical professional)
2. Lawsuit (link)
Lose an election? Sue your opponents! That’s what one Democrat is doing, and the Judge is allowing it.
Charging that its activities contributed to his defeat and thus to his “loss of livelihood,” Driehaus is suing the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life candidates for Congress and which has been one of the leading and most effective organizations involved in the fight to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood.
During the 2010 elections the Susan B. Anthony List engaged in a campaign to identify and call out a group of allegedly anti-abortion-rights members of Congress who provided the margin that allowed President Barack Obama’s reform of the nation’s healthcare system to get through the U.S. House of Representatives. The Susan B. Anthony List said their vote in favor of the law, which did not include any pro-life protections, amounted to a betrayal of their pro-life principles.
3. Bad investment (link)
Interesting article from the Daily Toreador about the Tech Alumni Association losing a lot of money on Raider Park.
Texas Tech and its alumni association stand to lose as much as $1.2 million from leasing the Raider Park parking garage in a deal involving a number of prominent alumni of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
Raider Park, a $25 million venture located at 2522 Marsha Sharp Freeway, is a privately owned parking garage held by a limited partnership controlled by Clayton Isom, a 29-year-old Phi Delta Theta alumnus from Tech with deep ties to the university and its alumni board.
Currently, the lease agreement requires Tech and the alumni association to pay $750,000 a year to lease 1,000 parking spaces and 18 RV spaces, which are used by Tech students during the week and attendees at Red Raider football games on the weekends. Only about one-third of the spaces have been leased.
The university and the alumni association have lost $440,000 since the deal was signed in December of 2009. They will likely lose an additional $760,000 in the next several years.
The lack of demand, the pricing of parking spots and other shortcomings cited by students — such as location — have resulted in two-thirds of the parking garage not being filled.
In the original lease agreement, the alumni association assumed responsibility for selling the 1,000 parking permits to students. However, when fewer than 100 student permits were sold, University Parking Services took over the responsibility.
Read more at the link provided.
These and many more topics coming up on Thursday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.