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‘Panic over the potential side-effects caused by the polio vaccine continue to mount in various parts of the world, with the latest drama unfolding in India, after authorities arrested an 18-year-old man accused of spreading false rumors regarding the polio vaccine.

Parvez Ahmad Sheikh, a student from Pampore, allegedly wrote on Facebook that the administration of a polio vaccine caused the death of a child, sparking chaos among frightened parents, reports the Times of India.

Indian officials say the claim is baseless and urged people to ignore it. “These are just rumours. I request people to have faith in this 20-year-old vaccination programme,” said Yangthan Dolma, the state’s immunization officer.’

Read more: Panicked parents storm hospitals and attack doctors in India over ‘false’ Facebook post linking polio vaccine to child’s death



‘An article submitted to the peer reviewed Scan Journal of Macquarie University takes a deeper look at the culture of death prevalent in the fashion world and studies “corpse chick” – the disturbing trend of posing models as glamorous corpses.

If you’ve been reading the Symbolic Pics of the Month series on this site, you are probably aware of the culture of death prevalent in the fashion world where death, violence and dehumanization are glamorized in photoshoots. This trend has been going on for years and is so disturbing that it caused outrage at numerous occasions.

The prevalence of death culture in fashion is so noticeable that it became the subject of an article in the peer-reviewed Scan Magazine of Macquarie University, a journal that analyzes media, arts an culture.’

Read more: ‘To Die For’ : A Study on the Disturbing Culture of Death in the Fashion World



‘The death of a mentally ill Florida inmate who begged for his life as his skin was scalded from his body in a locked shower stall has been ruled accidental, according to reports.

According to the Miami Herald, the death of Darren Rainey, 50, in 2012 was attributed to complications stemming from schizophrenia, heart disease and “confinement” in the shower where he was placed as punishment for defecating in his cell and then refusing to clean it up.

A recently released autopsy report from the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office states that Rainey was shoved into a narrow shower stall with the scalding water turned on full blast, eventually leading to his death.’

Read more: Death of Mentally Ill Inmate Locked in Hot Shower Until His Skin Fell Off Ruled Accidental



‘In the wake of David Bowie’s death, his last album, “Blackstar”, is his swan song, an enigmatic conclusion to a career punctuated by otherworldly alter-egos and esoteric symbolism. We’ll look at the meaning of “Blackstar” in the context of David Bowie’s career.

Very few artists can boast the longevity of David Bowie in the music industry, as his career spanned over five decades and produced 28 albums. Throughout the decades, Bowie migrated from one musical genre to another, and even from one persona to another, but a constant remained: He was surrounded by an otherworldly aura.’

Read more: The Occult Universe of David Bowie and the Meaning of ‘Blackstar’


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‘Each age values its own species of celebrity. But each age also brings with it the phenomenon of reflected adulation. Cashing in on death, in other words, remains the business of business itself, the celebrity machine that draws out its replicas, its snivelling types, and its more rapacious breeds. David Bowie’s passing presented a glowing opportunity, not to be missed.’

Read more: Cashing in on Death: The David Bowie Commemorative Extravaganza



‘The United States Declaration of Independence proudly proclaims the mystical truth that “all men are created equal.” What happens after that, though, is anybody’s guess. Once we’ve been created equally, does that mean all our lives are the same? Do the essential differences between us come from genetics, environment, free will, the soul? Do we all end up in the same place again when we die? These questions have excited the myth-making faculties of humankind from antiquity down through to the present day.’

Read more: Kindling the Divine Spark: The Secret to Awakening



‘A widow is suing Midland County, Michigan and numerous officers for causing the death of her husband. The primary complaint revolves around the use of a “spit hood” he was forced to wear that the sheriffs refused to remove, ending in his asphyxiation.

Jack Marden was taken to jail on an outstanding warrant for felony assault on February 4, 2015. A week later, he died strapped to a chair, wearing no clothes apart from a white mesh mask officially employed to protect prison guards from being spit upon.’

Read more: ‘Spit hood’ restraining mask used by Michigan cop to suffocate inmate – lawsuit



‘Legendary rock artist David Bowie has died at 69, after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist confirmed to SkyNews. The news was also posted on the musician’s official website.

The artist “died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.”’

Read more: Rock legend David Bowie dies aged 69 after long battle with cancer


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‘A mother battling a serious lung condition was told she no longer qualified for benefits on the day she died from her illness.

Dawn Amos, 67, died as a result of suffering chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a collection of lung diseases.

It left her with difficulty breathing, unable to walk for long periods of time, dress herself or do daily tasks independently.’

Read more: Mum in Braintree told she’s too healthy for sick benefits on the day she dies

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