Legionnaire’s disease is back in the news, this time with an outbreak apparently linked to Disneyland. Twelve infected people, age 52-94 have been identified—1 employee, 8 visitors, and 3 who had not visited the park but had been in Anaheim. One person died. Further cases are unlikely, as we are beyond the 2-10 day incubation period for the disease, and if cases occurred in visitors who became ill after returning home, the clue to exposure might well have been missed.
The attacks on women and children’s health keep coming from this administration and its supporters. This series of posts will look at abortion and rape, contraception, disparities, and our role internationally. The most recent and most draconian bill is HR 490, the euphemistically named Heartbeat Protection Act of 2017, aka the “fetal heartbeat” bill. This bill would essentially ban all abortions, as many women don’t even know they are pregnant at 6 weeks gestation.
Having failed at directly destroying health care through repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Republicans in the House are trying again by doing an end run in their tax reform bill. There are so many evil provisions, it’s hard to know where to begin. First, note that the party of “fiscal conservatism” is trying to pass a bill with a $1.5 trillion deficit in a way to require only a simple majority in the Senate, bypassing the need for any semblance of bipartisanship.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".