“Jordan and Stephanie Schiding wanted to give their children every health advantage.
That’s the reason the Schidings, two months ago, signed up for a local cow-share program after they read about the health benefits of unpasteurized milk.”
So far so good. If kids are going to drink any kind of milk it must be raw milk. However there are hormonal problems with any cows milk since it is geared up for the little calf to gain weight at a rate that would be alarming for a human. A fat person ought to check if his addiction to milk might be part of the cause.
“Instead, 18-month-old Genevieve and 3-year-old Anthony contracted an illness caused by E. coli bacteria and ended up with kidney failure in the pediatric intensive care unit at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital — two of 12 local children hospitalized with E. coli since the end of May.”
As we will find out this is shorthand for what really happened. Which is okay. But what fact do we take out of this? The fact is that the kids got an e-coli infection. E-coli is everywhere so its excess E-coli we test for. And we test we will find it if its there. So for example we can always track down the specific lettuce outbreak of e-coli if we investigate. Investigate means not assuming that you already know where the excess e-coli is. You have to find it out. If you are in a cow share program you know exactly where to go to test for the e-coli, if you thought that it was that farm that was to blame.
“Knox County Health Department staff told the Schidings the E. coli infection was likely linked to the consumption of raw milk from French Broad Farm.”
Why did they tell them that? Why? They fucking practicing the gift of second sight? Did they go out there and do the test? No they fucking didn’t. Did they send for any remaining milk at home so that it could be tested? No they fucking didn’t.
By pretending they had the gift of second site, bullshitting the parents WITHOUT making the tests, they put the kids in deadly peril. If it was the milk then why had the alert not gone out? You don’t keep milk more than a week. They should have been able to test the unfinished milk in the bottles of milk back home. If not with these kids, then with one of the others that were infected in this outbreak. So what happens when you accuse one source without testing? What happens is that the real source of the infection is STILL AT LARGE.
“On Thursday, the health department lifted its directive that requested French Broad Farm temporarily cease operations. But health department Director Dr. Martha Buchanan reiterated that consuming raw milk is always risky and health officials recommend the public consume only pasteurized milk and dairy products.”
So this evil fucking bitch doesn’t find the real source of the outbreak, which could have been lettuce, could have been anything raw. She closes them down, she doesn’t find anything, but she slurs them anyway. Yet worse then that she didn’t find the actual source of the outbreak so THAT SOURCE REMAINED AT LARGE.
“Jordan Schiding said he and his wife knew there was “potential” for food poisoning from unpasteurized milk, which both adults drank with seemingly no serious effects, but “we were definitely not aware that anything like this was remotely possible.”
Well of course its possible. The farmer could get lazy and not test batches for e-coli and tuberculosis frequently enough. A casual worker could be late for a hot date and stop washing the cows teat and wiping them with an iodine solution. Its not likely though because the farmers selling raw milk are so much under the gun. And its very clear that it didn’t happen in this case. Which meant the real cause of the outbreak was STILL AT LARGE. Notice that the parents drank the milk and they didn’t get sick. So we have both positive and negative evidence that it wasn’t the milk. It was something else they ought to have been looking for.
“Schiding said the family brought Genevieve to the emergency room at Children’s Hospital May 31 after she became seriously dehydrated with diarrhea and vomiting. As she was being admitted, Anthony also began vomiting.
The hospital rehydrated the children and discharged them a few hours later. Schiding believes they were among the first children related to the current cluster of E. coli cases to come to Children’s Hospital.”
Well that is great. But if these clowns simply accuse the raw milk farmer and don’t find out scientifically what the real source was they put the kids in danger and sure enough……
“Two days later, after both children continued to get sicker, the Schidings brought them back to the hospital. This time, hospital staff took a stool sample from Genevieve, which tested positive for E. coli, and then from Anthony, who also tested positive. Both children were admitted, and Knox County Health Department contacted the couple the next day, he said.”
So they go to the hospital one time then they go back home without the authorities bothering to find out the real culprits and the kids are re-hospitalised again and this time almost fucking die. This is a scandal. Its a sudden outbreak and not all the kids had raw milk. They say “most” of them did, but at this point we see the article has become so biased and unscientific that this should really be taken as a guilty confession that not all the kids had any of this milk, and so the e-coli outbreak was from another source.
The statistical possibility that this sudden outbreak could be from the milk, and not all the kids drink the milk is not real likely. It requires such a coincidence in timing and location that we could almost rule it out in the first instance. But since the raw milk place was then suspended but reopened we must conclude that it was tested and it was clean. So we have the convergent evidence that it wasn’t the milk. Because they admit that some kids got the e-coli without taking the milk. The parents took the milk and did not get sick. In fact probably all of the kids except for the Schiding family didn’t drink the milk or these people would have named names with such a thin case as theirs. So it wasn’t the milk. But they fucked up so badly they could scarcely go and find out what the real cause was.
Knox county I know its only science but I like it. Try science you fucking cunts. It won’t kill you. But if you don’t try science next time you could kill a bunch of kids.