As per our conversation on Wednesday, TSS and blood clots caused by certain brands of birth control can be very scary if we are not aware of them. The scarier part is the large, multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies that do not like media attention and probably have a huge ability to hide this information from the public. Here are some links to read up on TSS and the shockingly high number of young women suing birth control brands:
Reading up on these really makes me wonder about the sway of money in media and what is hidden from the public if you can afford to silence or change the media reports. In the medical world, this can be related to our conversation of AIDs and Reagan’s refusal to address the issue in the media while American citizens were dying. Manipulation and hiding of facts by the wealthy and powerful is not a new notion and it continues to happen today! Although this isn’t a medical issue that is being hidden or lied about, it also made me think of Time Warner fabricating the polls to make it seem as though Clinton won the presidential debates when the real numbers indicated Sanders was the real winner. Time after time, this class has uncovered how manipulated and manipulative the media can be. It reminds me to do my own research all the time. This notion then makes me think of the typo “Media is the Massage,” and how the definition of massage was one of manipulation… everything is so intertwined.