The Right to die, Quarantine sideshow, Preventing disease & Pinkwashing cancer
In this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the decisions by the governors of New York and New Jersey to implement a mandatory quarantine for anyone coming back from West Africa who may have had contact with an Ebola patient, and why this will ultimately hurt the effort to quell the outbreak there. Abby then goes over the case of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and has chosen to die by way of physician-assisted suicide in Oregon. Abby then speaks with Karuna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action, about why the pink ribbon campaign isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Abby then speaks with Dr. Zubin Damania, founder of Turntable Health about the dire need for prevention based healthcare in the US. BTS wraps up the show with a look at two recent investigative reports from the Associated Press and New York Times, uncovering the recruitment of Nazi spies for the CIA and the policy of giving social security payments to former Nazi leadership.