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MSNBC host calls it ‘a tough sell’ to convince Floridians to shelter with unvaccinated



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By Jenny Goldsberry

Amidst Hurricane Ida raging in the Gulf of Mexico, MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan admitted he would not shelter from it in with unvaccinated Floridians. Hasan invited Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) on his show Sunday to ask him how he makes such “a tough sell.”

“As a public official, I’d imagine one of the biggest challenges when a storm approaches is convincing folks that they are better off evacuating, leaving, going to a shelter even, than riding out a storm,” Hasan said. “And yet, during COVID, with Florida’s vaccination rates where they are, that’s got to be a tough sell. I’m not sure I would want my family in a shelter with an unknown number of unvaccinated people right now.”

“Well no kidding Mehdi,” Crist said. “And the fact of the matter is the hospitals in Florida are overwhelmed. We’re number one in the country in hospitalizations, in cases, and sadly in deaths.”

Meanwhile, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis pleaded with Floridians to get the vaccine during a press conference last month. “They are reducing mortality,” DeSantis said. “So we’re proud in Florida that we put seniors first on that list because they were the most vulnerable,” the governor said. “We have 85 percent of our seniors that are vaccinated and about 75 percent of folks over the age of 50.”

Meanwhile DeSantis has kept his word that Florida got it right and the lockdown states got it wrong. “We have no mandate,” he said. “We’ve provided information to people and we’ve been very honest about any data that comes out.”

However Crist, who was also Governor for Florida from 2007-2011, says that DeSantis got it wrong, nicknaming him “wRONg DeSantis.” In a tweet, he accused the current governor of ignoring experts and science. Crist also suggested that DeSantis could do more to promote vaccines, as he hasn’t posted on social media about them.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Nebraska woman who detransitioned sues doctors who facilitated removal of ‘healthy breasts’ when she was a teen battling mental health



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Nebraska woman Luka Hein is suing Nebraska Medicine, the Nebraska Medical Center, and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Physicians who facilitated in her gender transition when she was a teenager; Hein has since detransitioned.

Hein, who is being represented by the Center for American Liberty, filed the suit last week, for removal of her healthy breasts when she was a depressed teenager who struggled with mental health.

“Proceeding straight to breast amputation in a depressed, anxiety-ridden, gender-confused adolescent, who was incapable of understanding the lasting consequences of her decision, constitutes negligence for which Defendants are jointly and severally liable,” the lawsuit states.

Fox News reports:

Throughout adolescence, Hein struggled with her mental health and traumatic experiences, including being allegedly groomed and threatened by an adult man. She had serious mental-health struggles at age 13. By 15 she was diagnosed with “gender identity disorder” and put on a fast track to have her breasts removed, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims that despite Hein’s history, doctors rushed her into gender transition without considering her psychological comorbidities. It says the defendants used deceptive euphemisms and unscientific terminology to sell gender-transition procedures to Hein.

For instance, their use of the phrase “masculinizing hormone therapy” was misleading as the process does not heal the patient but does “inflict harm that causes malfunctioning and malformation of the teenage body and brain,” according to the lawsuit. Testosterone injections, which Hein received as part of her attempted sex change, can cause many negative side effects including high blood pressure and permanent bodily changes such as the development of an Adam’s apple, deepening of the voice, abnormal hair growth, and male pattern balding of the scalp.

The lawsuit says defendants were also negligent in other ways, such as in their shifting from a standard medical diagnosis to the “affirming care” model, which embraces a person’s gender delusion as fact and discourages questioning.

Allegedly one doctor, Nahia J. Amoura, was prepared to go even further. “About a year after starting Luka on testosterone, Dr. Amoura recommended to Luka that she surgically remove her uterus in a partial hysterectomy as the next step in her ‘transition,’” the lawsuit states. The hysterectomy would have permanently sterilized Hein and created hormonal imbalances that would have required long-term medical follow-ups.

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