Statements about Public Health
If an individual is determined "to commit suicide, the availability of a gun is not a factor" because they will find a way.
"There is no clinical evidence that vaccinating healthcare workers protects patients."
"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."
Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."
Rhode Island has "the most burdensome level of health-insurance mandates in the nation."
"Two thirds to three quarters of people without [health] insurance in Rhode Island work."
"No one in Rhode Island -- not just children, no one in Rhode Island -- should eat more than one serving of freshwater fish caught in our state each month."
Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."
"Massachusetts is reporting a trend far below the national trend in the escalation of health-care costs in this year."
"In the state of Rhode Island 25 percent of our current physicians are graduates of for-profit medical schools."
After Arizona banned smoking in "all public places" in 2007, "admissions for acute myocardial infarction … stroke, asthma, [and] angina decreased following the implementation of the ban."
The polls "show over half of Americans identify themselves as being pro-life."
"Hydrogen sulfide . . . [was] used in the genocide of Jews in Germany. "
In Rhode Island, "only 5 percent of ozone pollution is from local or in-state sources. . . Ninety-five percent comes from outside of our borders, particularly the Midwest."
"Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended."
"Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country."
"The new beverage tax will increase the cost of sodas, juice drinks, sports drinks, iced teas, and flavored water up to 50%."
"I'm well aware that medical marijuana is a recognized, medical, viable treatment for this sort of [pancreas] pain condition."
"About 22 percent of adults in Rhode Island and approximately 30 percent of youth (ages 10-17) are considered obese."
"Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United States, and Rhode Island has the second-highest incidence of this disease in the country."
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